Mark Allen, President
2013 – Present
The Oklahoma City Tennis Center received a $140,000 dollar facelift in 2009, thanks to the investment, leadership, and management of Mark Allen, an Oklahoma native and entrepreneur who had a vision for the future of tennis for the city. Prior to 2009, Allen had been traveling the Missouri Valley junior circuit with his daughter, Kat Allen. Seeing many other successful and vibrant public tennis facilities, Allen realized the potential for Oklahoma City to become one of the great tennis meccas of the Midwest. As his career in the family business with Advance Foods began to wind down, Allen took this vision to the next level when he and four other forward-thinking individuals created the First Serve OKC Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of making tennis available to the underserved youth of Oklahoma City. Identifying the USTA’s National Junior Tennis & Learning program as a vital component for the success not only of First Serve OKC, but also the $2.44 million expansion and sustainability of the OKC Tennis Center, the success of the two projects has become Allen’s passion and focus ever since.
Patrick S. Donehue, CPA, Treasurer
2013 – Present
Patrick Donehue has more than 35 years of experience in tax and business consulting for medium-sized, closely held businesses. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Donehue spent the majority of his career as a partner of BKD, LLP, a large regional accounting firm where he provided tax planning and compliance services for many closely held businesses. He also provided tax planning, business succession and exit strategies, state and local tax incentives and estate planning for financial institutions and other types of businesses. Since June of 2012, Donehue has been assisting some high wealth families in their strategic planning.
2015 – Present
Always looking for the next great adventure, Kelly earned a Bachelors degree in Marketing at UCO and worked for several OKC businesses before joining the nonprofit sector about 10 years ago. In 2013, he joined Square Deal Capital to head the McLaughlin Family Foundation, the family’s philanthropic organization dedicated to change in central Oklahoma by helping children and families in need meet their full potential. An active volunteer for organizations aiding children, Kelly serves on the boards for the Police Athletic League, Sunbeam, KIPP, and the St. Anthony Foundation. He also volunteers with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and Fields & Futures, where he is on the advisory board and is the chair of the annual golf tournament.
2015 – Present
An entrepreneur and businessman with broad experience in software development, government contracting and business starts, Mr. Wadley was the founder and owner of DataCom Sciences Inc., an Oklahoma City-based company that provides administrative, technical and systems services primarily to the federal government. DataCom evolved into a diverse company of 650 employees in 22 states at the time of its sale and merger in 2003. Mr. Wadley serves on the Boards of the Northeastern State University Foundation and was the founder of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce. He is the Vice Chairman of the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority board.