Ken Levit

Executive Director, GKFF, GKFF

Ken Levit is the Executive Director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Prior to taking on the leadership role at the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Ken served as President of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa from 2001 to 2006. From early 1998 through 2000, Ken was Special Counsel to George Tenet, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Ken practiced corporate law at the firm of Crowe and Dunlevy in Tulsa from 1995 to 1998.

Ken is involved in several civic activities. He currently serves as the co-chair of Teach For America-Oklahoma and as a member of the Teach For America National Council. Ken serves on the Tulsa Regional Chamber Tulsa’s Future Steering Committee. Ken also leads the board of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a board member of Arts Alliance Tulsa.

Ken earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1994 and received his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1987. He is married to Janet Koven Levit of Chicago, Illinois. They have a son, Nathan, and a daughter, Rebecca.