G.T. Bynum

Following his graduation from Villanova University, G.T. worked in the United States Senate for approximately six years as an aide to U.S. Senators Don Nickles and Tom Coburn. During his time with Senator Nickles he worked as a legislative aide in the areas of agriculture, banking, appropriations, and environmental issues. Following Senator Nicklesí retirement, G.T. worked for Senator Coburn as one of his chief policy advisors during his first year in the Senate. He represented Senator Coburn on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in addition to advising him in the areas of defense, foreign relations and banking policy.

G.T. and his wife returned home to Oklahoma to start a family, and he went to work for Williams & Williams Worldwide Real Estate Auction building their government relations department. Williams & Williams is based in Tulsa, but is a national firm selling in excess of 1,000 homes per month nationwide. After approximately three years with that company, he established his own government relations firm.

In 2008, G.T. was elected to the Tulsa City Council. This is a part-time position.

Stuart McCalman

After graduating from the University of Kansas, Stuart began his career in politics in 1996 working on the staff of Greg Stevens and Company which served as the principal media advisor on a litany of federal campaigns including Senator Bob Dole’s 1996 Presidential campaign. For the next 4 years Stuart served on the staffs of U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts and Senator Jim Inhofe, both of Oklahoma. A member of the Chickasaw Nation, Stuart then served as the Deputy Director of Federal Affairs for the Chickasaw Nation in Washington, D.C. where he helped successfully coordinate the nomination and confirmation of Neal McCaleb for the position of Assistant Secretary of Interior for Indian Affairs, a position that oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In early 2001, Stuart went to work at the Pentagon serving as a Senior Legislative Analyst in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition where he received numerous meritorious awards.

In 2008 Stuart returned to his hometown of Tulsa with his wife and began service as the Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Gas Processors Association. In this capacity he served as the federal and state advocate on interests related to the midstream natural gas industry. Stuart then accepted the position of Director of Government Affairs for the City of Tulsa under then Mayor Kathy Taylor where he helped secure over $16 million in federal monies for needed programs for Tulsa. He continued to serve in this role in the following Administration until joining with G.T. Bynum to form Capitol Ventures Government Relations.