Robert E. Lorton, Jr.

2000 Outstanding Business Leader

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, World Publishing Company
Publisher, Tulsa World

Robert E. Lorton, Jr. is a Tulsa native who is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of World Publishing Company and Publisher of the Tulsa World. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in print/broadcast journalism from The University of Tulsa.

Lorton has served as chairman of numerous Tulsa-area boards, including those of the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa Area United Way, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Port of Catoosa Authority and Oklahoma Nature Conservancy. His board service also includes the Boy Scouts of America, Salvation Army, Sutton Avian Research Center, F&M Bank and Trust Company and The University of Tulsa.

Lorton and his wife, Roxana, have three children and seven grandchildren.