Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board

Christian Keesee

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Christian Keesee is the chairman of Kirkpatrick Bank, Kirkpatrick Oil & Gas Company, and Time Car. Mr. Keesee also leads two philanthropic organizations as chairman of the Kirkpatrick Foundation and president of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, both based in Oklahoma City.

Active in the arts and arts education, he is president and founder of Oklahoma Contemporary, Marfa Contemporary, and GreenBox Arts, and the Brett Weston Archive. Mr. Keesee also sits on many cultural and philanthropic boards, including the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, American Ballet Theater, the Tate American Foundation, the contemporary committee of the Metropolitan Museum, the National Council for the Humane Society of the United States, and is a member of the Director's Circle of the Frick Collection.

Keesee is involved in patriotic and genealogical organizations, including First Families of Virginia and First Families of the Twin Territories, and his interests include ballet, opera, travel, animal well-being, and photography. He and his son, Blake, live in Oklahoma City and New York City.

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