Ginny Creveling was born in Manila, Philippines. After graduating high school in Lawton, Oklahoma, she became a licensed trainer and facilitator in meeting management and collaborative problem solving from Interaction Associates, Inc. in San Francisco in 1982. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tulsa in 1984 and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University in 2000, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Creveling served as the director of public relations for the Westin Hotel from 1985 to 1992 and as staff director for the National Governors Association Annual Meeting in 1992 and 1993. In 1993 she became manager of community investments for ONEOK, Inc. and continues to serve in this position as well as Executive Director of ONEOK Foundation, which she has served as since 2000.
Creveling has contributed significantly to the Tulsa community. She played a vital role in founding Rainbow House, one of Tulsa’s earliest organizations formed to address the issue of child abuse, paving the way for organizations such as the Child Abuse Network and the Parent Child Center.
Creveling is involved in a number of organizations in her community, including the Association of Women in Communications, Funders Roundtable, and the Tulsa Press Club. She has served on the Advisory Councils of Habitat for Humanity, Tulsa young Professionals, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and University of Tulsa College of Business Administration. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice, which she recently headed as president. She is also past president and serves on the board of directors for the Child Abuse Network. She has been involved with the American Heart Association, Big Brothers & Sisters, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Leadership Oklahoma, Leadership Tulsa, Sister Cities International, Tulsa Ballet Theater, Magic Empire Council of Girl Scouts, as well as many other organizations.
Creveling has received many honors for her services to the community, including induction in the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007, the Juliette Low Leadership Award in 2006, Tulsan of the Year from Tulsa People magazine in 2005, and Fifty Making a Difference by the Oklahoma Journal Record in 2005 and 2003.
Creveling has two children and four grandchildren.
(Bio current as of 2008)