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Devon Energy's Larry Nichols named Oklahoman of the Year

Devon Energy Corp. Executive Chairman Larry Nichols has been named Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine.
by Adam Wilmoth Published: December 20, 2012

In brief

Larry Nichols is honored

Devon Energy Corp. Executive Chairman Larry Nichols has been named 2012 Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine.

“I was absolutely stunned by this award,” Nichols said. “If you look at the list of people that have received this award, it is a very impressive list of past honorees.”

Nichols received the award largely because of his efforts to improve downtown Oklahoma City through the new Devon Energy Center and his efforts to use increased tax revenue in the area to improve the Myriad Gardens and downtown Oklahoma City streets, Oklahoma Today Editor Steffie Corcoran said. “He has made such an investment in our community and state, we felt like he should be acknowledged for that.”

The magazine was especially impressed that Devon's restaurants, coffee shops and other spaces are open to the public, Corcoran said.

“We did not want Devon to be walled off from the community,” Nichols said. “We wanted it to be a part of the city and embrace the city as much as it could.”

Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor

by Adam Wilmoth
Energy Editor
Adam Wilmoth returned to The Oklahoman as energy editor in 2012 after working for four years in public relations. He previously spent seven years as a business reporter at The Oklahoman, including five years covering the state's energy sector....
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