Craig Knutson has held professional/executive positions in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He serves on a number of local and statewide boards of directors. Craig is an OKCEO and has a long history of supporting early childhood development through his professional and personal affiliations. “I agreed to serve on the PFF Board and later became Chair for several reasons. I am passionate about our mission and the topic. I have been a supporter of early childhood education since the late 80s. I am a huge fan of Ray and Pat Potts and what they have done for Oklahoma and for elevating this topic at a time when long-term solutions to societal and economic problems are too often dismissed. Finally, I have come to see, through their children and grandchildren, the importance of ‘giving back to the community.’ They have instilled in them a charitable philosophy that will carry on for generations to come.” Craig currently serves as PFF’s President & CEO.
M.Ed., Director of Communications & Program Support
Linda is a retired educator having taught children with learning disabilities in Moore and Oklahoma City Public Schools and serving as an administrator at Metro Technology Centers. She also worked in OKCPS Curriculum and Instruction Department as a technology trainer, gifted education coordinator and grant writer. At Metro Tech, Linda served as the administrator over a dropout recovery, supervised two different instructional campuses, managed the school’s foundation and served as grants and federal programs administrator. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. “When Pat Potts – my longtime friend and mentor – asked me to come out of retirement to work for the foundation, I simply couldn’t say ‘no.’ As an educator, parent, grandparent, and life-long Oklahoman, I believe wholeheartedly in the work we are doing here!”
SPHR, SHRM-SCP Human Resource Manager
Linda is an alumna of Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management, is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is Past-President of the Oklahoma Healthcare Human Resources Association and is Past-Vice President of the Tulsa Risk Management Association. Linda also holds the esteemed accreditation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Linda’s vast career experience includes serving as an adjunct professor at OSU-OKC and serving in executive level positions at a variety of companies and corporations including QuikTrip, Tyson Foods, Inc., Fabricut, Inc., AmeriTruck Inc., and Variety Care. Along the way, Linda has always enjoyed her positions as instructor OSU-OKC and at Seminole State College. She loves training and learning. Most of all she loves her friends and family!