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Oklahoma State University

Gannaway, Kerry

After graduating in 1981 Kerry spent the first 31 years of his career working in the building materials industry working for USG Corporation and Eagle Materials. For many years he held the position of Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering overseeing multiple sites in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and South Carolina. Kerry was key in executing a strategy of acquiring other companies and internal organic expansion for Eagle Materials that pushed  the company to grow from a small  regional manufacturer into one of the nation's largest suppliers of gypsum drywall.  In 2012 he moved into the oil and gas industry by starting up a new company,  Northern White Sand which processed and sold specialized  sand to oil well service companies for Fracking wells. After building this company into a multi-state operation serving the Permian, Eagle Ford, Balkan, Marcellus and Woodford basins, Kerry decided it was time to retire in 2017.   

Kerry has been married to his college sweetheart Donna for 38 years with a daughter, son and 3 granddaughters and is currently enjoying retirement in Frisco, Texas.