Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Tuesday announced his appointment of Robert “Bob” Boyd of Owasso to the board of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Under legislation signed into law in March, the Health Care Authority (OHCA) is among five of the largest state agencies who now have agency directors who are hired and fired by the governor. The reforms also created nine-member boards at each of the five agencies made up of five appointments by the governor and two each by the Senate pro tem and the House speaker.
Boyd is Treat’s first appointment to the OHCA board.
“The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is a huge agency that oversees a budget in excess of a billion dollars and administers the Medicaid program. It’s important we have people with experience with strategic management skills and an eye for identifying critical issues and implementing decisive solutions. Bob Boyd is successful and skilled financial executive with more than 30 years of management experience for a variety of diverse organizations. More than that, he’s a leader with integrity and a heart to serve Oklahoma. I know he will do well in helping lead the Health Care Authority,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City.
Boyd is the founder and president of Boston Street Advisors, Inc., and Boston Street Capital, LLC. Prior to that, he served in a variety of financial management positions at companies like Lowrance Electronics, Inc., and Bank of Oklahoma. He also previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa and at Langston University – Tulsa. He also previously served on the National Advisory Board of the Small Business Administration.
“I am honored that Pro Tem Treat would place his trust in me to serve in this important role at the Health Care Authority. I am eager to dig in and get to work ensuring the agency is using tax dollars as efficiently and effectively as possible so that we can serve those who truly need assistance. I look forward to working with the other board members and agency leadership to fulfill OHCA’s mission,” Boyd said.
Boyd earned a business administration degree from Phillips University and a masters of business administration from the University of Tulsa. He also completed the executive development and advanced management program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.