Don Newberry took office as the elected Court Clerk of Tulsa County on January 1, 2017.
As a third generation Tulsan Don graduated from Nathan Hale High School, Tulsa Community College, and the University of Tulsa.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1987 to 1996. After his military service, Don returned to Tulsa and began his civilian career and to continue his education. He has earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Tulsa Community College; a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Liberty University; an MBA from Liberty University; and a Masters of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (MJIL) from the University of Tulsa Law School.
His career in the private sector ultimately led to a position as Vice President of Sales for a prominent local mortgage company. In that position he used his education and experience to develop a “workflow analysis system” making it possible for his company to track sales and analyze the effectiveness of its marketing strategies.
Don and his wife Christa live in Tulsa in the Jenks School District and have four grown children.
Don began his service in County government in 2010. Prior to his election as Court Clerk, he was involved in the managing, directing, and budgeting of a department within the Tulsa County Assessor’s office. As a result of his efforts, the department experienced improved efficiency and a higher productivity rate.
In his spare time, and on weekends, Don serves as a volunteer in many areas of the community. He has spent countless hours teaching Sunday school in the Youth Department of his church, mentoring teens, working with troubled youth at the Tulsa County Juvenile Justice Center, and helping the elderly in the community.
Don’s loyalty and commitment to his family, church, and community is part of what draws people to him. He works diligently to serve the citizens of Tulsa County and can be found on a daily basis leading the efforts of the multiple divisions of the Court Clerk’s Office.