J. David Burrage, Chairman
Oklahoma Transportation Commissioner, District 2
Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Latimer, LeFlore, Marshall, McCurtain, Pittsburgh and Pushmataha counties
J. David Burrage was appointed to the Oklahoma Transportation Commission by Gov. Mary Fallin in April 2011, representing District Two, a nine-county area of southeast Oklahoma. He was recently elected Chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Commission at the March 6, 2015, Commission meeting.
He brings experience in the areas of banking, management and real estate and community development. Burrage is president, CEO and an owner of FirstBank. He is also Chairman of the Atoka County EMS board and the Atoka Medical Center board.
His prior government service includes 16 years on the Oklahoma Transportation Commission with an initial appointment by Gov. David Walters in 1990 and a reappointment by Gov. Frank Keating. Burrage was appointed by Governor Brad Henry and served on the Oklahoma Banking Commission from 2006 to 2011. In 2014 he began his service on the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Advisory Council (CDIAC).
Burrage was general manager of D. Wayne Lukas Racing Stables, formerly headquartered in Norman, from 1981 to 1998. He also developed Padua Stables, located in Summerfield, Fla., where he oversaw development of improvements and staff recruitment and served several years as chief financial officer.
Burrage has been involved in real estate development and the solid waste disposal business in the Norman area. He also served as vice president of operations and treasurer of Metropolitan Contract Services, a multistate trucking company headquartered in Houston.
He is active in civic organizations and is past president of the Atoka Chamber of Commerce and Atoka Lion’s Club, where he was voted Lion of the Year and is a Melvin Jones Fellow.
He is a graduate of Antlers High School, attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Oklahoma.
Burrage and his wife, Tammie, live in Atoka. They have six children, Tiffany, Stetson, Joe, Skylar, Jesse and Sara (deceased).
Mr. J. David Burrage, Member
OK Transportation Commission
PO Box 960
Atoka, OK 74525