Paula Marshall

Board Member, Tulsa

Paula Marshall is the Chairman and CEO of The Bama Companies. Bama is an innovator of wholesome bakery products. It counts large-scale restaurant chains including the nation’s largest hamburger chain, the nation’s largest pizza chain and the nation’s largest retailer among its customers. It has manufacturing facilities in Tulsa, China and Europe. Paula has significantly grown Bama, while putting a precedent on quality. Bama won the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge Award for Quality in 2004 from the United States Department of Commerce, and has been hailed as a leader in the baking industry. A native Tulsan, Marshall received her Bachelor of Science in Business and her Doctorate of Commercial Science from Oklahoma City University. Paula serves on the Board of Directors of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. and American Fidelity. Paula has served as Chairman of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, and was one of the first women asked to join the Young Presidents Organization Oklahoma Chapter in 1990. In 1993, she was named one of the Top Ten CEO’s by Industry Week Magazine. She was selected Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst &Young in 1997. In 1998, she was named to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce Business Hall of Fame. Recently she was named as one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs by the Journal Record. A Southern Hills Member since 1993, Paula is an active golfer and tennis player. She is also member of The Merit Club, Chicago, IL and Mayacama Golf Club, Santa Rose, CA.