Ronald D. Flanagan

Class of 1957
Inducted in 2015

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President and Principal Planner of R.D. Flanagan & Assoc., LLC, Ronald Flanagan was a key member of the team that created the City of Tulsa’s nationally-recognized flood hazard mitigation program and has received numerous awards, including FEMA’s Outstanding Public Service Award. Because of his work, Tulsa went from being the most flood-prone community in the U.S. to having the lowest flood insurance rates in the nation. He subsequently contributed to hazard mitigation policies across the nation. Ron served with distinction as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, receiving a Letter of Commendation from General W.C. Westmoreland for his design of the camouflage uniform, still in use today. He served in Germany during the Berlin Crisis, two tours in Vietnam as an Advisor and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for Heroism in Combat.