Former U.S. Congressman and Oklahoma State Representative from Seminole Dan Boren will be speaking about the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce December Forum on Thursday, Dec. 12. Boren currently serves as Co-Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Advocates. The luncheon program will begin at noon at Seminole State College’s Haney Center.

The Board of Advocates of the Children’s Hospital Foundation is a statewide group of community leaders, who serve as ambassadors for the hospital. They are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of Oklahoma’s children through the support of research and education.

Boren has served as the President of Corporate Development with the Chickasaw Nation since leaving Congress in 2012. He was recently named Oklahoma President and Chief Banking Officer for First United Bank. He will assume his new role in January, 2020.

Boren received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He obtained an MBA from the University of Oklahoma in 2000.

Following graduation, Boren was hired as President and CEO of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation in 2001. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004, representing the 28th District. He represented Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District – including much of eastern Oklahoma - from 2005 to 2013. He served on the Armed Services, Intelligence and Natural Resources committees.

In addition to his work with the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Boren serves on numerous boards, including those of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, the Seminole State College Educational Foundation, the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals and the Foundation for Excellence.

He and his wife, Andrea, live in Edmond with their two children, Janna and Hunter.

Thursday’s Chamber Forum is open to the public. Cost for the luncheon is $8 per person, payable to the Seminole Chamber of Commerce at the door. For more information about the Forum program, contact the Chamber at 405-382-3640.