M. Susan Savage is a native Tulsan elected as Tulsa’s first woman mayor in 1992. Her unprecedented tenure of service as mayor ended in 2002, after which Savage was appointed Oklahoma’s Secretary of State by Governor Brad Henry from 2003 until January 2011.
Savage is recognized locally and nationally for her decades of public service, organizational management, and leadership. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Morton Comprehensive Health Services, northeastern Oklahoma’s oldest community health system.
As Morton’s CEO for nearly four years, she has spearheaded an organizational realignment that has resulted in unprecedented stability and improved delivery of primary care services. She chairs the newly constituted Animal Welfare Commission, is a member of the Tulsa Library Trust, a board member for the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, chairs OU’s College of International Studies Board of visitors, and is a member of the 1921 Race Massacre Commission. Savage also provides strategic and consulting services to a Tulsa-based family foundation.