Paula was named the CEO of her family’s business, The Bama Companies, in 1985. Bama provides frozen baked goods to large-scale restaurant chains including the nation’s largest hamburger chain, the nation’s largest pizza chain and the nation’s largest retailer. Paula received her Doctorate of Commercial Science from Oklahoma City University. While at the helm of Bama, Paula has grown the organization to a $300 million company and put a priority on quality. Bama won the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge Award for Quality in 2004 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and has been hailed as a leader in the baking industry. Paula has served as Chairman of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. In 1993, she was named one of the Top 10 CEO’s by Industry Week Magazine. Paula is also the author of several inspirational business books.