The Chief of Staff Association congratulates Kathryn Junk on her recent appointment as the chief of staff to Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum.

According to her Linkedin profile, Ms Junk attended the University of Oklahoma where she received a B.A. in Journalism, later she received her M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa. Ms Junk then started her political career serving as a legislative intern for United States Senator Jim Inhofe. After roughly a year and a half in this role, Ms Junk was promoted to Deputy Press Secretary, a position she held for almost a year. Following this, she was promoted to State Press Secretary which meant she returned to her home state of Oklahoma. Less than a year later Ms Junk would make a move to the private sector as a Project Manager for Steel Service Oilfield Tubular, Inc a position she held for over 10 years until her recent return to politics as G.T. Barnum’s new chief of staff. “Mayor Bynum has assembled a tremendous team and I’m honoured to join them,” Junk said. “I look forward to working with Tulsans and departmental leadership as we advance programs that grow Tulsa and unite our community.” 1

“Building on her previous experience in politics, as well as her experience as a project manager, Kathryn Junk looks to have a promising future as Chief of Staff to Mayor Bynum,” said Dr Aron D’Souza, Secretary of the Chief of Staff Association. “The CSA wishes her well in this new role and continued service to the people of Oklahoma.”

In her new role, Ms Junk will certainly look to continue the success and support she had running Mayor Barnum’s 2020 reelection campaign.

  1. Canfield, Kevin. “Mayor G.T. Bynum Names New Chief of Staff.” Tulsa World. November 05, 2020. Accessed November 20, 2020.