President and CEO Jim Horne led the Kerr Center from the 1980s through 2015.

David Redhage took over the presidency of the Kerr Center at the start of 2016.

On his only presidential trip to Oklahoma, in late October 1961, President John F. Kennedy dedicated a highway in the Ouachita Mountains and visited the Kerrmac Ranch as a guest of Senator Kerr.

History of the Kerr Center 1965-present