Raymond H. Siegfried II

2002 Outstanding Business Leader

Chairman, The Nordam Group

Siegfried is chairman of the board of the Nordam Group, an international aviation service and manufacturing company. He has overseen the growth of the company since he acquired it out of bankruptcy in 1969. Today, Nordam comprises six divisions with facilities on three continents and a staff of more than 2,600. He has served on the boards of directors for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; the University Center of Tulsa; The University of Tulsa; the American Boxing Federation; the University of Portland; the Tulsa Aerospace Alliance, and the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. He also chaired the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, the Tulsa Area United Way, and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University.

He chaired Monte Cassino's school board of trustees and founded its charitable trust. He has chaired capital programs at Cascia Hall and at Monte Cassino, each of which raised more than $10 million. Additionally, he co-chaired the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa's $17.5 million Fund for The Future.

Siegfried serves on boards of the University of Notre Dame, the Tulsa Community Foundation, and the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation. He is president-elect of Conquistadores del Cielo and is chairman of the board for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. He serves on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops national review board.

In 1990, Siegfried was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and received the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He and his wife, Milann, were honored with the 2000 Humanitarian Award from the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.

Siegfried's other honors include Notre Dame's Man of the Year; induction into Tulsa Press Club's Headliner's Club; the Golden Knight Award, designation as the National Management Association's Oklahoma Manager of the Year; and an Entrepreneurial Achievement Award from the American Management Association. He holds honorary doctorates from Notre Dame and the University of Portland. He is an affiliate of St. Augustine Order of the Catholic Church and is invested as Knight in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Ray and Milann Siegfried have six children and four grandchildren.