Thursday, April 25, 2019

New members join OCPA Board of Trustees


New members join OCPA Board of Trustees

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 23, 2019) – Dr. Keith Smith and W. Carey Johnson have joined the board of trustees for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, giving the free-market think tank additional expertise in the health care and retail fields.

“Keith Smith and Carey Johnson are highly respected individuals who have made great contributions to Oklahoma,” said OCPA President Jonathan Small. “They know that free markets ultimately empower and benefit consumers most of all, and have been forceful advocates for needed change in Oklahoma. We appreciate their willingness to serve as trustees and help guide OCPA in the days ahead.”

OCPA’s board of trustees is composed of more than 30 leaders from a range of industries across Oklahoma. The board exercises overall responsibility for the policies, programs, and direction of OCPA.

Smith is the medical director, CEO and managing partner of The Surgery Center of Oklahoma. The Surgery Center has gained national fame for providing a level of price transparency that barely exists elsewhere in the U.S. health care system. Prices at the Surgery Center are often far less than what other facilities charge. Smith also is co-founder of the Free Market Medical Association.

Johnson helms EZ GO Stores, a convenience store chain founded in Oklahoma in 1963 that today operates dozens of locations in three states. Johnson also serves on the BancFirst Community Board in Lawton and on the Mentorship Program for Lawton Public Schools.

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