P.O. Box 477200
Tulsa, OK 74147-7200
Active in community issues for over a decade, Elizabeth Ellison currently serves as the executive director of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.
Ellison is a lifelong Oklahoman who graduated from Holland Hall and the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. and J.D. Ellison was the inaugural recipient of the David L. Boren Commitment to Service award and a recipient of the Bass Memorial Scholarship awarded to students demonstrating a promising career in public service. Prior to law school, Ellison worked in Washington, D.C. as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Dan Boren, handling a variety of domestic issues including education, healthcare, and small businesses. Ellison served her law school class as president and was chosen to deliver the commencement address for the OU College of Law’s 2009 graduation. She was named by Tulsa Business Journal as one of the 2012 class of top 40 under 40.
Ellison’s leadership in the community began in a successful effort to find a new funding idea for decreasing Tulsa’s increasing unwanted pet population. She founded an effort to create a celebrity pet calendar raising more than $10,000 for pet spay and neuter programs.
Understanding the needs of education in Tulsa, Ellison served on the board of Street School and chaired its successful Street School annual fundraiser providing more than $100,000 in funds to support Tulsa’s alternative high school. She has also volunteered time with Tulsa Cares, Philbrook Museum of Art, Route 66 Marathon, Tulsa Tough, Habitat for Humanity, Read Across America, Kendall Whittier Elementary School, and McClain high school. She currently serves on the board of the Tulsa Area United Way, Global Gardens, and the University of Tulsa Law School Dean’s advisory board.
As executive director of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, Ellison is responsible for oversight and direction of the family’s foundation that focuses on education, entrepreneurialism and civic engagement. She is married to attorney, Chris Ellison and is the proud mother of C. Taylor Ellison born in 2011 and Robert Wyatt Ellison born in 2013.
Length of Term: 2020