Tom L. Ward

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Tom Ward
Born
Seiling, Oklahoma[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Chairman & CEO, Tapstone Energy
Salary 1,212,894 (2009) US$[2]

Tom L. Ward is a prominent Oklahoma City businessman and philanthropist.[3] He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Tapstone Energy,[4][5] a privately owned energy company in Oklahoma City. He is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of SandRidge Energy and is the former President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Chesapeake Energy. Ward co-founded White Fields in 2000 and serves as the Chairman of the Board. White Fields' mission is to provide a continuum model of care offering a long-term home for abused and neglected boys. They strive to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of these boys by giving them a long-term home, counseling and guidance.

Ward graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management.

Ward was a member of the Professional Basketball Club LLC, which owns the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, until he sold his interest to George Kaiser in April 2014.[6]

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