Gean B. Atkinson

Gean B. Atkinson

Inducted: 2010

GEAN B. ATKINSON (1944- ) has held senior level military, business and political positions in journalism. A native of Blytheville, Ark., he has written three books and hosted programs on WKY and KTOK radio. An advertising agency owner, he also served in the Oklahoma Legislature and as a governor’s communications director. A decorated Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was director of the Joint Information Bureau of the United Arab Emirates during Operation Desert Shield/Storm as a Navy captain. Atkinson has been corporate communications director for Express Personnel Services and a journalism instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma where he earned two journalism degrees.