Leonard James Eaton, Jr.

Title: President (Retired)
Company: World Travel
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Leonard Eaton, Retired President of World Travel, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business and management.

Retiring as president of World Travel in 2007, Mr. Eaton left the company in the hands of his son, Alex. Mr. Eaton joined the company in 2001 and brought with him a wealth of experience as a banking executive. He began his career at the First National City Bank in New York, providing his services from 1956 to 1971. In 1971, he joined the Bank of Oklahoma as the Executive Vice President, and was made President in 1978. From 1978 to 1991, he served the bank as the chief executive officer and board chair. Following this, Mr. Eaton became the Director of Finances from The NORDAM Group, Inc., and worked in this position until joining World Travel.

Mr. Eaton prepared for a career in banking by first earning a Bachelor of Arts at Cornell University in 1956. He developed a lifelong passion for learning and continued with postgraduate coursework at Harvard University in the early 1970s. In addition to his banking roles, Mr. Eaton was on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce (now Tulsa Regional Chamber).

An active member of his community, Mr. Eaton has served on the advisory council for the Harry Ransom Center for the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as a regent of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and was the director of the Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. In addition, Mr. Eaton has been on the Board of Trustees of the Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago.

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