Our Team

Our Team


 

Dr. Tom CoburnTom A. Coburn, M.D.
Board of Directors/Founder
@TomCoburn
Dr. Coburn served in the United States Senate from 2005-2015 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1995-2001. In the Senate, Dr. Coburn served as Chairman of the Federal Financial Management Subcommittee, Ranking Member on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Intelligence Committee and Finance Committee. In 2002, he was appointed co-chair of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Coburn is a family physician, having delivered more than 4,000 babies during three decades of medical practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Coburn managed and built a large ophthalmics manufacturing company. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a degree in accounting, and of the University of Oklahoma, where he obtained his medical degree.

Brian TreatBrian Treat
Board of Directors/Co-Founder

Brian served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Tom A. Coburn, managing a staff of approximately forty located in three offices in Oklahoma and Washington, DC and an annual budget of more than $3 million. Brian also served in several previous roles for Senator Coburn, including senior policy advisor and campaign manager. In the latter role, Brian managed all aspects of the statewide campaign, including recruitment of staff and volunteers, media development, fundraising, voter mobilization and federal election law compliance. Brian has also served as Director of Tulsa Operations and Health and Human Services Cabinet Liaison for Governor Frank Keating. Brian is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Steve Largent Steve Largent
Board of Directors
Mr. Largent is a former Congresssman, NFL Hall of Fame receiver and CEO of CTIA - the Wireless Association, Steve Largent has had a multi-faceted career path. Mr. Largent served four terms as a Member of the United States Congress, representing Oklahoma's First Congressional District. He was Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Material Subcommittee. A member of the National Football League Hall of Fame since 1995, Mr. Largent was a record setting wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks for 14 years. He set 6 NFL career records and participated in 9 Pro Bowls. He was recognized as the NFL Man of the Year in 1988 for his commitment to community service. Athletes in Action also awarded Mr. Largent the first Bart Starr Award for serving as an exemplary role model both on and off the field. Mr. Largent received a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Tulsa. Following his retirement from professional football, he managed his own advertising and marketing consulting firm, working for numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country. 

Robert BoydRobert Boyd
Board of Directors
Bob is the Managing Director of Corporate Finance for Wells Nelson and Associates in Tulsa, OK. Before joining Wells Nelson he spent 20 years as the founder and president of Boston Street Advisors, Inc.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in advising businesses on corporate finance issues with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder value enhancement, financial management and capital acquisition.  He also advised private equity investment companies and hedge funds in transaction structuring and derivative trading strategies across five continents in industries such as the Internet, software development, oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications and health care.   In addition, he is the founder of Boston Street Capital, LLC, of Tulsa, a private investment company.

Bob has served and currently serves on several boards and commissions in the corporate and not for profit industries including The Asbury Communities where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Finance Committee, The John Starks Foundation, Chairman of The Jimmie L Dean Scholarship Foundation, The Foundation to Restore Accountability and is a special advisor to the President of the Wharton Club of New York where he founded the Wharton Investor Resource Exchange. He has served on the National Advisory Council of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), served as a Wharton Fellow, has mentored students attending the Wharton School's MBA program and The University of Tulsa and as a judge for the Wharton Business Plan Competition.

He graduated from Phillips University, where he played varsity baseball, with a BSBA in finance and accounting, holds an MBA from the University of Tulsa and graduated the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oklahoma, a Certified Global Management Accountant and holds his series 7 and 65 securities license.

Bryan Berky Bryan Berky
Executive Director

Bryan spent seven years on Capitol Hill working as a policy advisor for Senator Tom Coburn and Senator James Lankford.  During this time, he advised the senators on budget, tax, banking and government oversight issues and served as the senators’ lead staffer on the Banking Committee, the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee.  Bryan has assisted in the research and drafting of numerous government oversight reports, including authoring an extensive examination of Congressional mismanagement of the National Park System. Bryan graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in secondary education and minors in history and geography.  As a student, he spent four years on the OSU football team’s video crew filming practices and game tape for the coaches and players.  Bryan remains an avid supporter of the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  

 

Adam KazdaAdam Kazda
Digital Content Creator
@Adam_Kazda
Adam was born and raised in the Midwest and calls St. Louis, Missouri home. He is a St.Louis Cardinals fan and prefers not to talk about the Rams. After attending school at Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, MO, Adam moved to Washington, D.C. He spent two years on Capitol Hill working for Senator Tom Coburn and Senator Jeff Flake. Adam focused on government oversight, and contributed to the Wastebook, Tax Decoder, and Jurassic Pork. His work has been featured in the Daily Caller, The Washington Examiner, National Review, The Hill, and The Missouri Times.