The Chief of Staff Association congratulates Kathryn Junk on her recent appointment as Chief of Staff (COS) to Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum.

Kathryn is an alumna of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa, where she completed a B.A. in Journalism and an M.B.A respectively.

Beginning her political career as a legislative intern for United States Senator Him Inhofe, Kathryn was quickly promoted to State Press Secretary. After three years in the public service, she moved into the private sector as a Project Manager for Steel Service Oilfield Tubular, a position she held for over 10 years.

She is excited to 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…I look forward to working with Tulsans and departmental leadership as we advance programs that grow Tulsa and unite our community.” 1

Dr Aron D’Souza, Secretary of The Chief of Staff Association, is confident Kathryn will excel in the role – “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…The Chief of Staff Association wishes her well in this new role and congratulates Kathryn for her continued service to the people of Oklahoma.”

Kathryn will look to continue the momentum built upon the successes of 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.