Sarkeys Foundation announced Wednesday that it has selected First Lady Kim Henry as its new Executive Director.

She will succeed Cheri Cartwright, the longtime Sarkey's executive director who passed away this spring. Henry, a former teacher, has served on the Sarkeys Board of Trustees since 2003.

"Kim was the natural choice for the job," said the Sarkeys Board of Trustees in a written statement issued after their decision. "She has long experience with Sarkeys and tremendous leadership and administrative skills that will serve Sarkeys well going forward."

Sarkeys Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Oklahoma by supporting the work of non-profit agencies across the state and offering professional development opportunities in those agencies.

"I am delighted to serve Sarkeys Foundation in this new role and look forward to working with the board and staff to continue improving the quality of life in Oklahoma," Henry said.

Although Henry will assume her Sarkeys' duties immediately, she will continue to fulfill all her responsibilities and commitments as First Lady of the State of Oklahoma.

Trending Video