Skip to content

Board of Directors

Chairman's Address

Mason Groves Headshot

Mason Groves

2024 Chairman, Ada Area Chamber of Commerce

Vice President of Accounting & Special Projects,

Peoples Electic Cooperative


Welcome, my name is Mason Groves, and it is my honor and privilege to serve as the 2024 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, there are many things to reflect on. However, paving the way for the next 100 years will be our priority. As the voice of our business community, the Chamber takes pride in promoting, educating, and providing opportunities for our members. We will continue to keep our members up to date on the issues we all face today, so we can all create a better tomorrow for our entire community. The Chamber says it best, “When our businesses thrive, our community flourishes and we all enjoy a better quality of life.”


It is my pleasure to serve alongside a prestigious Board of Directors and we all look forward to a great year full of growth and transformation.





Mason Groves Headshot

Mason L. Groves

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chairman

Vice President of Accounting & Special Projects, People's Electric Cooperative


Mr. Mason L. Groves is the VP of Accounting & Special Projects for People’s Electric Cooperative.

He graduated from East Central University wth a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in accounting and has been a member

of both the AICPA and OSCPA since 2017.  He was named a 2020 Trailblazer by the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s and was also a 2020

graduate of the AICPA Leadership Academy.  Mason lives in Byng with his wife, Shannon, son, Maverick, and daughter, Taylynn.

Scott Tulane

Scott Tulane

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chair-Elect


Vice President of Operations, Mercy Hospital Ada


Scott Tulane serves as the Vice President of Operations for Mercy Hospital Ada. He is a graduate of Midwestern State University

with a Bachelors in Radiology and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Scott is married to Teri Tulane from Asher, Oklahoma

and have 3 daughters. Scott strongly believes in fostering collaborative relationships to better serve the community and the region.

Scott and his family attend First Baptist Church in Ada Oklahoma.

Jerrol Price

Jerrol Price

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Treasurer

General Manager, Mead Lumber


Jerrol Price has worked in the Lumber industry for 30+ years. He has been the General Manager for Mead Lumber for

the last 7+ years and enjoys our community here in Ada and the great State of Oklahoma. Jerrol and his wife Wendy

together have 5 children and eleven Grandchildren that keep them very busy.



Wayne Scribner 

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Cabinet Secretary, Chickasaw Nation Department of Community Services, The Chickasaw Nation


Mr. Wayne Scribner serves as the Cabinet Secretary for the Chickasaw Nation’s Department of Community Services. The department of community services

consists of eight divisions; the divisions of Housing, Grant and Support Services, Social Services, Youth Services, Aging, Chickasaw Employment Access,

Support Services and Property and Facilities. Over 100 programs and services offered by the Chickasaw Nation are administered through these divisions.

He also serves as executive director of the Chickasaw Housing Authority, a position he has held since 2004. Mr. Scribner has been employed by the

Chickasaw Nation for over 35 years. Throughout Mr. Scribner’s tenure he has had the privilege to serve as a board member for the Southern Plains Indian

Housing Association, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act Formula Rulemaking Committee, and he was a former board member

for Region IV AMERIND Risk Management Corporation. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Riverbed Authority. He is a

graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 32. Mr. Scribner is a traditional Chickasaw bow maker and is passionate about keeping the Chickasaw culture alive. He

devotes his time to teaching and mentoring the art of bow making so that the tradition will not be lost. Through his mentorship, apprentices have learned the

process of bow making from the harvesting of the wood to the completion of a bow. He has been instrumental in reviving the tradition of cornstalk shooting for

the Chickasaw tribe. He is an active member of the Chickasaw Cornstalk Bow Shooters Society; traveling across the state to compete in cornstalk tournaments.

Jesse Williamson

Jesse Williamson 

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce

Williamson's Furniture


Mr. Jesse Williamson graduated from Pauls Valley High School in 2013, after graduation he attended East Central University

where he studied Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and got a certificate in banking. Jesse graduated from ECU in 2017

and had a job with Oklahoma AgCredit as a loan officer, he was there from 2017 till he left to open the Ada location for

Williamson’s Furniture in 2019. He moved back to Ada in 2019.

Brooke Tidwell

Brooke Tidwell

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Brooke Tidwell


Brooke Tidwell serves as a board member for the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Brooke grew up on a farm in northern Oklahoma and graduated from Billings High School. She received her bachelor's degree from

Oklahoma State University and spent several years working within the communications field in educational and tribal organizations.

She married Trent in 2004 and Teagan was born in 2009. She began working for Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor in 2018 and loves

working with individuals to help make their financial goals a reality. When she’s not working, Brooke enjoys spending time with family

and friends, attending sporting events and relaxing at the lake or the beach.


Jeannie Forneris

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors



Jeannie attended East Central University, graduating in 1996. She and her husband, Frank, have both been employed by

Pre-Paid Legal Services for more than 20 years. They have a daughter, Aly, who is a graduate of Ada High and the University of Oklahoma.

Jeannie currently sits on the board of the Ada City Schools Foundation and Ada Jobs Foundation. Jeannie has a desire to see Ada grow

and a passion for serving her community.


Preston Draper

Preston Draper

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

General Council, Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (C.L.E.E.T.)


Preston Draper has been an Ada resident for 14 years and together with his family loves the Ada community.

He has had opportunity to serve on the Ada City Council, the Pontotoc County Health Board, and the Ada Artists Association,

as well as other community groups. Preston currently serves as general counsel for the Council on Law Enforcement Education

and Training (CLEET). Previously he was a fulltime faculty member at East Central University, a partner in a private law firm,

and an assistant attorney general for the State of Oklahoma. Preston and his wife Carrie are active members of their church.


Amber Gray

Amber Gray

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Gray Real Estate Elite


Amber Gray is a dedicated leader and lifelong resident of the Ada area. After graduating from Byng High School, she pursued her college degree, earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees from East Central University.

Throughout her academic pursuits, Amber also dedicated herself to raising her children in Ada, demonstrating her commitment to both her family and her community.

With a deep commitment to her faith and family, Amber is a proud wife and mother of five sons and a loving Grams to one grandson. Throughout her career journey, she balanced multiple roles, including serving as an academic counselor at East Central University for 15 years before transitioning to become a junior high and high school counselor for Byng Public Schools.

In addition to her role in education, Amber has been an accomplished realtor for 19 years, leveraging her expertise to assist clients in buying and selling various types of properties, from first homes to dream homes, to land and commercial ventures.

In 2016, she took a bold step by opening her own real estate office, which has since flourished under her leadership. She leads a dedicated team of 27 associates, whom she values immensely for their contributions.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Amber is deeply involved in her community. As a board director for the Ada Family Crisis Center , and Cabinet Member Ada Community Cancer Center, Partner of Ada Main Street, Amber strives to be active in the community and participate and promote Ada. She is an active member of various realtor associations including the Oklahoma Realtor Association, National Association of Realtors, and East Central Oklahoma Board of Realtors.

With her experience, unwavering dedication, and strong community ties, Amber is honored to serve as a board director for the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, where she looks forward to contributing her insights and leadership to foster growth and prosperity in the local business community.


Mason Dillard

Mason Dillard

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Assistant Vice President & Loan Officer, Vision Bank


Mason Dillard is a Loan Officer at Vision Bank in the Commercial Lending Department. Mason was born and raised in Ada

and is now raising a family of his own her with his wife Kyndel. Mason is a graduate of Ada High School and East Central University.

At East Central University, Mason earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration as well as a certificate in Banking Finance.

Through the Chamber as a Board Member, and through his job as a Loan Officer, Mason enjoys helping the great people of the Ada area thrive.


Nate Owens

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Community Banker, Simmons Bank 


Timothy "Nate" Owens, a dedicated Community Banker at Simmons Bank, serves Pontotoc, Johnston, and Marshal County from his base in

Tishomingo, Oklahoma. A proud graduate of East Central University's class of 2017 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology,

Nate has been an active member of the Young Professionals of Ada (YPA) since August 2022. His leadership skills were further honed through

the completion of the Leadership Ada program in 2022. A Caddo High School alum, Nate pursued higher education at Murray State College,

earning associates degrees in Psychology (2013) and Sociology (2014). Starting his banking career in the Spring of 2018 with Bancfirst in Tishomingo,

he rose to become the branch manager of Simmons Bank in Ada by May 2022. Nate, an avid golfer and devoted OU football fan, recently transitioned

to a commercial lending role with Simmons Bank in 2024, showcasing his commitment to professional growth within the banking industry.


holly grider

Holly Grider

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Senior Vice President & Senior Lending Officer, Citizens Bank of Ada



Holly Grider works at Citizens Bank of Ada as a Senior Vice President/ Senior Lending Officer. She graduated from Latta High School and went on to attend East Central University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She worked in the retail field for 15 years for Maurices before changing to her banking career in 2012. She is passionate about serving her community and helping people reach their goals.

She is married to Jeff Grider and has one son, Jaxson Grider. When she is not working, she enjoys being with her family, spending time outdoors, attending school events, and traveling.



Lucas Clark Headshot

Lucas Clark

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Community Bank President, First United Bank


Matt Dean

Matt Dean

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Director of Compliance, Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center/The Clinic


Matt Dean is from Ada, Oklahoma, graduating from Ada High School in 2004. He graduated from East Central University in 2011
with a Bachelor of Science in Business, later returning to school to obtain an MBA, graduating with Honors from SEOSU in 2020.
Matt was the V.P./Loan Officer at the Konawa location of Sooner State Bank from 2013 to 2022, then went to work for The Clinic.
Matt and his wife, Breanne, live outside of Konawa with their two kids, dogs, and cattle. Matt has always believed that giving


back to the community in which you work, and the one that raised you, is one of the greatest things you can do. 

Adam Crabtree

Adam Crabtree

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Ada Coca-Cola Bottling Company


Born and raised in Ada, OK, Adam Crabtree is a 4th generation family member working for Ada Coca-Cola Bottling Company

in business in Ada since 1905 - as a special projects manager. Adam is a University of Oklahoma graduate, obsessed with all things

OU sports. He’s an avid golfer but still finds time to be the perfect husband to his wife, Kelly, and a bonus dad to Madee, Meredith,

and Alex. Mr. Crabtree is a proud member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and most importantly, a cat person. Adam has

volunteered as a CASA volunteer on multiple child cases. He’s honored to currently serve the greater Ada area as an

Ada Area Planning & Zoning Commissioner, a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the ACT II Board of Directors, and

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Feiler

Chris Feiler

2024 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Past-Chair

Public Relations Office, Citizens Bank Ada


Mr. Chris Feiler is the Public Relations Officer at Citizens Bank. He is an ECU Graduate.

He is married to Loretta Feiler, has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, Ada High School and OU sports.

He also enjoys serving the people of Ada!





Have Questions About Joining?