Gov. Fallin names Tulsan to Corrections Board

Frank X. “Frazier” Henke IV

Frank X. “Frazier” Henke IV

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Frank X. “Frazier” Henke IV to serve on the state Board of Corrections.

Henke, president and chief executive officer of American Bank and Trust Co. in Tulsa, will serve with full membership powers on an interim basis pending state Senate confirmation. He was named to fill an unexpired term that ends March 15, 2019.

Henke is serving as a Republican from the 1st Congressional District. He replaces Hastings Siegfried who resigned.

“Frazier is an excellent manager who will help to ensure our prisons are well run and safe,” said Fallin. “His banking and fiscal expertise will also be great assets to the Corrections Department as it works to allocate its resources in the most efficient and effective manner possible.”

A fourth-generation Tulsan, Henke earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and his juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Henke joined American Bank & Trust in 1999, and was named its president in 2009.

“I look forward to serving on the Board of Corrections and helping to address the challenges the Corrections Department faces with inmate capacity and staffing issues,” Henke said.

Frazier and Rep. Katie Henke

Frazier and Rep. Katie Henke

“I appreciate the trust the governor has placed in me in trying to balance protecting the public with being fiscally responsible.”

Henke is active in the Tulsa community, where he serves as chairman of the City of Tulsa Board of Adjustment and on the board of directors for the Tulsa County Bar Foundation and on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Bankers Association.

His wife, Katie, was elected in 2012 to the Oklahoma House of Representatives from District 71 which includes zip codes 74105, 74114, 74136 all in Tulsa.