What drew you to be a part of the OKGIT?
As the President of Sister Cities International OKC, I realized that the two organizations could work together to accomplish great things for Oklahoma.
Tell us about your international experiences and how that is reflected in your life/work in Oklahoma?
Currently I am the CFO for the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting Every Woman, Every Child, Every Teen initiative, board member Sister Cities International. I have been fortunate to visit over 40 countries,
In 2013 and 2015, I traveled to Turkey for a cultural exchange. In 2018, I traveled to Rwanda to help establish a loan program for women, later that year I traveled to China with Sister Cities International.
Why is it important for you that Oklahoma has strong international ties? (or a ‘global outlook?)
It is important for Oklahoma to develop and maintain strong international ties for economic, cultural and educational purposes.
Mary Blankenship Pointer is a professional banker with more than 25 years of banking experience, including business development, commercial lending and private banking. She currently serves as Senior Vice President – Commercial Lender for Frontier Bank.