Donaldson, Lauinger, Crocker (speaker), Szydlowski


Philip C. Lauinger, Jr.

Chairman: Philip C. Lauinger, Jr.

Philip C. Lauinger, Jr., is chairman and chief executive officer of Lauinger Publishing Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lauinger Publishing provides investment and advisory services to the business information industry.

Prior to starting Lauinger Publishing in 1992, Mr. Lauinger was chairman and chief executive officer of Penn Well Publishing Company (now Penn Well Corp.), Tulsa, an international publisher of business and trade magazines and other business information products. He served in senior management capacities in this family owned company for almost 30 years and was chief executive officer from 1970 to 1992. Penn Well, founded in 1910, serves such industries as oil and gas, electric power, electronics and semiconductors, lasers and optronics, among others, with business and technical magazines, conferences and exhibitions, and digital products and services.

Mr. Lauinger is a life member of the American Business Media, New York City, the trade association of specialized business publishers. He served as a director from 1972 to 1992 and as chairman of its board of directors in 1979/1980.

Mr. Lauinger is active in the field of international relations at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.; as a trustee of Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C.; and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City. In education, he is an advisory counselor to the Georgetown University Library, Washington, D.C.; and is a former director and vice president of the Cascia Hall School Foundation, Tulsa. He is also a trustee of The Philbrook Museum of Art.

He is a former director of the publicly traded companies MAPCO, Inc. (now Williams Cos.) and BOK Financial Corp., Tulsa, and Parker Drilling Co., Houston; and of the Derrick Publishing Co., Oil City, PA., which has been owned by Mr. Lauinger’s family since 1885. He is a former trustee and chairman of the Tulsa Industrial Authority.

Mr. Lauinger is a graduate of Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Tulsa, and he holds an AB in economics and philosophy from Georgetown University. He is a recipient of the McAllister Fellowship Award at Northwestern University’s Medill Graduate School of Journalism.


Norman Szydlowski

Vice-Chairman: Norman Szydlowski

Norman Szydlowski served as CEO of SemGroup Corporation from November 2009 to April 2014. He is currently a director of 8point3 Energy (San Jose, CA), Transocean Partners (Aberdeen, Scotland), JP Energy (Dallas), Novus Energy (Minneapolis) and Rebellion Photonics (Houston). He serves on the Board of Trustees of Kettering University (Flint, MI) and is a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Tulsa, Master of Energy Business.

From 2005 until 2009, Norm was the CEO of Colonial Pipeline Company, headquartered in Atlanta and from 2004 to 2005, he served as the senior consultant to the Iraqi Ministry of Oil in Baghdad on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State. From 2002 until 2004, he was Vice President of Refining for Chevron Corporation. Norm joined Chevron in 1981.

He has an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Kettering University.


Robert H. Donaldson

Director: Robert H. Donaldson

Robert H. Donaldson is Trustees Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Tulsa, where he served as President from 1990-96. Previously (1984-90) Dr. Donaldson was President of Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey’s largest private university, and Provost of Lehman College of the City University of New York (1981-84). He has also taught at Vanderbilt University and at Harvard University; the latter institution awarded his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science.

Dr. Donaldson has authored or co-authored six books and monographs and more than two dozen articles and book chapters, mostly on the politics and foreign policy of the Soviet Union and Russia. His latest book, with Joseph Nogee and Vidya Nadkarni, is The Foreign Policy of Russia: Changing Systems, Enduring Interests; the fifth edition was published in March 2014 by M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

Dr. Donaldson has lectured widely and has served as a consultant to several government agencies. In 1973-74 he was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow serving as a consultant to the Department of State, and in 1978-79 he was Visiting Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. In recent years, he has made numerous trips to Russia, where he helped establish programs in which the University of Tulsa participated, including the Zelenograd Business College, the Russian-American Oil and Gas Technology Center, and the Russian-American Management Program. More recently, he has worked as a senior consultant with Kaludis Consulting, Inc., on strategic planning and leadership development with universities in Saudi Arabia.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Donaldson is a past president of the American Committees on Foreign Relations. He has been honored for his work in international higher education by an honorary doctorate awarded by Kyungnam University in Korea, and by the Order of Andres Bello, presented in 1991 by President Carlos Andres Perez of Venezuela.


Joanne Phillips

Treasurer: Joanne Fox Phillips, CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE

Joanne Phillips is the Director of Internal Audit for SemGroup Corporation. Prior to joining SemGroup in 2010, Joanne was Senior Director of Internal Audit for Dynegy, Inc, a wholesale power producer in Houston Texas. Additionally, Joanne was employed with El Paso Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Joanne holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner.


Mary H. Lhevine

Secretary: Mary H. Lhevine

Mary Lhevine, a retired independent investment adviser, teachesGED math to convicted non-violent drug offenders for a Family and Children’s program, Women in Recovery.

It was during her Presidency of Tulsa Zoo Development, Inc. that The Robert J. Lafortune North American Living Museum was created, built and officially opened in 1978.

Mary serves the University of Tulsa as a founding member of the Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors, and on the McFarlin Library Visiting Committee. She is a member of the President’s Council and the Circle Society. She has been on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association and on the Advisory Board for Nimrod International Literary Journal.

Mary and her husband, George Schnetzer, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Kendall College of Arts andSciences in 2005, and the J. Paschal Twyman Award in 2016.

Mary has a BS degree in Economics from the University of Tulsa and is a graduate of Tulsa Central High School.

Mary is proud of being the second woman named a member of TCFR.


Members of the Board of Directors

Leah Clayman, Community Volunteer
Robert H. Donaldson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Tulsa
Bob Fitzgerald, Semgroup Corporation
Russ Hanks, retired Foreign Service Officer
Josh Herlan, Morgan Stanley
David J. Hyman, Attorney, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson
Philip C. Lauinger, Jr., Lauinger Publishing Company
Mary Lhevine, Community Volunteer
Michele McManus, Community Volunteer
Michael Mosher, Ph.D., Professor, University of Tulsa
Joanne Phillips, Semgroup Corporation
Dana Simon, Community Volunteer
Bruce Stoesser, M.D., Urologic Specialists of Oklahoma
Norman Szydlowski, retired President & CEO, SemGroup Corporation
Duff Weddle, Attorney and International Business Consultant