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lawyer , oil industry executive

Kathleen D. Gardner, oil industry executive, lawyer. Named Outstanding Young woman Fayetteville Jaycettes, Arkansas Jaycettes, recipient Woman of Achievement in Energy award, 1990; named to Top 100 Women in Arkansas, Arkansas Business Newspaper, 1995, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000.


Gardner, Kathleen D. was born on July 14, 1947 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Harold Andrew and Bess (Gunn) Dulan.


University of Arkansas (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1969. Juris Doctor, 1978); University of Alabama (Master of Arts, 1972). Beta Gamma Sigma. Member, Governor’s Energy Advisory Council, 1980.


Attorney, corporation officer, Southwest Energy Company, Fayetteville, 1978-1985; assistant general counsel, assistant vice president, ARKLA division NorAm Energy Corporation, Little Rock, 1985-1986; general counsel, vice president, ARKLA division NorAm Energy Corporation, Little Rock, since 1986. Chairman Regional Training Program, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972-1975.


Board directors the New School Fayetteville, 1978-1979, Robert K. Gardner Memorial Fund, Fayetteville. Past board directors Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, Ballet Arkansas, Arkansas Museum of Science and History, Visiting Nurse Corporation. Member American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association (secretary natural resources section 1981), Pulaski County Bar Association, American Gas Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Arkansas Association Defense Counsel, American Arbitration Association (Arkansas advisory council), Alpha Delta Pi.


Married Robert Gardner, June 7, 1969 (deceased September 1974). Married Cecil Alexander, February 4, 1995. 1 child, Christina Annual.

Harold Andrew Dulan

Bess (Gunn) Dulan

Robert Gardner

Cecil Alexander

Christina Annual Gardner