Central Michigan University & Oklahoma City University, Marketing, Finance & MBA
An accomplished, passionate and innovative leader who embodies the core values of Griffin Media, President Wade Deaver has been an integral part of the Griffin Media family for 25 years. His leadership skills and impressive experience are key factors in Griffin Media’s continual success and status at Oklahoma’s premier media company.
Lovingly referred to as the human computer, no one understands numbers, trends and research like Wade. Whatever the task at hand, Wade can make sense of the data and develop winning strategies for Griffin Media. His curiosity is legendary, and his thoughtful questioning and inherent love of learning often leads the team to new discoveries, methods and understandings that would not have been possible without Wade’s keen insights.
An active member of the community, Wade previously served as a board member for organizations such as Positive Tomorrows and the Oklahoma Zoological Society. Currently, he serves on the Station Sales Advisory Committee for the Television Bureau of Advertising and regularly volunteers for his church by serving as a deacon and teaching a senior community group.
Wade is a devoted father and husband who is dedicated to self-improvement, both physically and mentally, and to uplifting those around him. In his free time, Wade enjoys listening to leadership development podcasts, running, golfing, biking and the occasional pickleball game.