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Mark Kranenburg is the Director of the City of Oklahoma City’s Airports Department. He oversees the management and operations of the city’s three airports: Will Rogers World Airport, Wiley Post Airport, and Clarence E. Page Airport.
Mr. Kranenburg began his civilian career in aviation in 1993 as an Airport Operations Officer at Will Rogers World Airport. In 1994 he became the General Aviation Manager of Wiley Post and Clarence E. Page Airports, a position he held until 2001. He then served as the Assistant Director of San Bernardino County’s six general aviation airports and later as the Director of Riverside Airport in Southern California. Mark returned to Oklahoma City in 2005 to accept the position of Airports Director.
Mr. Kranenburg holds a degree in Aviation Management and is an Accredited Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). He has served on AAAE’s Board of Directors and Policy Review Committee and is a past President and Legislative Chairman for the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association. Mr. Kranenburg also served as an air traffic controller both in the United States Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Jonathan’s presentations are the result of heart-felt experience, critical thought and an
unbridled passion to help others achieve their full potential.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jonathan is the last of four children, whose lives were
enveloped in poverty and homelessness. By the time he was 17 years old, he and his family
had lived in two homeless shelters, a church, a small fourth-floor attic, public housing projects
and a hotel, among many other places.
However, with his determination to ascend from poverty unaffected, he earned his
G.E.D. and obtained an associate’s degree in English and Communications at Allegheny
Community College. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and
Communications from Point Park University where he graduated Cum Laude. Jonathan then
attended and graduated from Ohio State University College of Law.
He then practiced law at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. During his 12-year-career
there, he served in a variety of leadership posts, including Deputy Attorney General and
Section Chief. He led several departments to achieve success. As a result, he was a recipient
of the Ohio Attorney General's Innovation and Excellence Award in 2005.
Jonathan is also an avid photographer. Pictures have intrigued him ever since he was a
child. While growing up, drawing pictures provided him with an escape from his life of poverty.
Later in life he became hooked on photography when he happened upon a 35 mm camera and
looked through the viewfinder. He was so enthralled that he studied photography as part of his
undergraduate major in communications.
Today Jonathan serves as CEO of Clear Picture Leadership®. He uses lessons learned
from his childhood, leadership skills honed throughout his career and the inspiration embodied
in his artwork to encourage leaders to achieve a “clear picture” vision. As Jonathan says,
“Picturing your destination is the first step to achieving something great.” Sometimes leaders
are tempted to cast aside an imaginative vision because it is deemed “unrealistic.” Yet – as his
tagline says – Jonathan challenges leaders with “a different perspective: Where imagination
and reality meet.