Larry Nichols Named to OCPA Board

October 20, 2016

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) announced today the appointment of J. Larry Nichols to its Board of Trustees.

Nichols is the co-founder of Devon Energy Corporation and since 1971 has served the company in various roles, including director, executive chairman, and chief executive officer.

“If we want Oklahoma to continue to be a place where people want to live and businesses want to invest, we must build a sustainable culture that embraces the principles OCPA promotes,” Nichols said. “I am honored to join this board as it continues to advance freedom in our state and inspire others to engage in public policy.”

A respected leader in the industry, Nichols serves on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers. He is the former chairman of the American Petroleum Institute and of the American Exploration & Production Council.

“Larry is a respected leader and innovator,” OCPA President Jonathan Small said. “He knows firsthand the critical role free markets, limited government, and individual initiative plays in ensuring a prosperous and free society. We are honored for him to serve as a trustee.”