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Annina Collier was named the inaugural Dean of the McKeon Center for Creativity and George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in 2014. Through her leadership, the Center for Creativity has supported dozens of nonprofit organizations and helped thousands of people in the Tulsa region experience free workshops and art exhibitions. Her major initiatives include the “I Can’t” workshop series, a partnership between the Center for Creativity and 21 Tulsa arts and culture organizations; and “Please Touch the Art,” an exhibition that engages all five senses, with a special focus on visitors who are blind or visually impaired. Annina produces TEDx events under license from the TED organization and became an enhanced license holder in 2019.
A graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class 60, Collier was named one of Oklahoma’s 40 Under 40: Young Professionals Making a Difference by Oklahoma Magazine. Collier lives in Jenks with her husband Robert Lee, who serves as Mayor, and their two children, Stella and Rocco. While they have largely forgotten what they did when they had free time, they do like to hike at Turkey Mountain and enjoy area parks and restaurants.