Michael D. Case

2002 Outstanding Entrepreneur

Chairman & Founder, Case & Associates Properties, Inc.

Case formed Case & Associates Properties Inc., a regional real estate investment company, in 1983. The company owns and operates shopping centers and office buildings in northeastern Oklahoma and more than 23,000 apartment units in six states. The company has more than 600 employees in eight cities throughout the southern United States.

In addition to being a Certified Property Manager and real estate broker, Case has experience in real estate financing and construction.

He has served on the boards of directors of the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; the Tulsa, Oklahoma and National Apartment Associations; and on the board of trustees of Philbrook Museum. He serves on the board of governors of Southern Hills Country Club. From 1990 to 1994, he served as a commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for northeastern Oklahoma.

A native of Sand Springs, Okla., Case has served on the board of the Sand Springs Education Foundation and in 1998 was inducted into the Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame.

Case was recently honored for his efforts in the planning and development of the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at The University of Tulsa. The center includes a 53,000 square-foot indoor facility and 12 outdoor tennis courts.

Case and his wife, Pat, have been married for 33 years and have three children and nine grandchildren.