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Hartman, John Walter was born on June 18, 1943 in Oklahoma City. Son of Theodore Joseph and Zella Hester (Hulsey) Hartman.


Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Central State University, 1965. Postgraduate, University Tulsa, 1975. Postgraduate, University Tulsa, 1980.


With Fidelity Union Life, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1965—1966, International Harvester, Oklahoma City, 1966—1967, Kerr-McGee Corporation, Oklahoma City, 1967—1969. Business relations manager Better Business Bureau Central Oklahoma, 1969—1971. Public relations director United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa, 1971—1974.

Assistant communications manager The Williams Companies, 1974—1978. Manager advertising and public relations Edgcomb Metals Company division, 1978—1981. President Hartman Communications, Inc., from 1982, TypeHouse, Inc., Tulsa, 1980—1984.

Board directors Tulsa chapter American Heart Association, 1981—1983, Central State University Alumni Association, 1982—1989. Chairman, board trustees Green County chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1986—1988. First chairman Oklahoma chapter, 1988.

Board directors Domestic Violence Intervention Services Inc., from 1986, president elect, 1989—1990, president, 1990—1991, member endowment trust, from 1992, Arthritis Foundation East Oklahoma, 1989—1992. Member Leadership Tulsa, from 1985. Advisory director Community Interaction Early Education Program, University Tulsa, 1982—1984.

Founding member, public relations chairman, director Oklahoma Private Enterprise Forum, from 1984, president, 1989—1990. Member allocations panel United Way, from 1988. Trustee University Central Oklahoma Foundation, from 1990.

Served to staff sergeant Air National Guard, 1965-1971.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Oklahoma Academy State Goals, National Investor Relations Institute, American Advertising Federation (board directors since 1994, treasurer 1995-1996, president 1996-1997), International Association Business Communicators (accredited, president Tulsa chapter 1975, 1980, 1986-1987, communicator of year, district 5 1988), Public Relations Society of America (accredited, membership chairman 1983, board directors since 1987, member Counselors Academy), Tulsa Country, Nicholas Club Tulsa (president 1990), Acacia (secretary 1988), Tulsa Press Club.


Married Barbara Ann Taylor, August 31, 1974 (divorced January 1976). Married Carolotta Kitchens Brandon, September 4, 1979 (divorced January 1985). Married Patricia Joanne Herrman, August 16, 1986.

Theodore Joseph Hartman

Zella Hester (Hulsey) Hartman

Barbara Ann Taylor

Carolotta Kitchens Brandon

Patricia Joanne Herrman