Funk inducted into Hall of Great Westerners
I wanted to share with my blog friends, family and followers that it was a great honor this year to be inducted in The Hall of Great Westerners this year.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a true gem and we are so glad it is rightfully located in the heart of America. Hats off to the ‘Cowboy Hall’ team as we enjoyed a beautiful evening in the famous Sam Noble Special Events Center.
The history of the American West is one of extraordinary human achievement and moral purpose. Its people and their lives have held a pervasive, enduring appeal not only in the United States, but throughout the world. If you have not enjoyed the ‘Cowboy Hall’ in a while, make a point to take your family and enjoy the day. They will better understand the explorers, Native American leaders, cowboys, writers, poets, statesmen and others who revered the land, cherished freedom, inspired their fellow man, and found the strength of character to overcome tremendous adversity finding a new home within God’s creation.
OKLAHOMA CITY//2023 – Oklahoma entrepreneur Robert A. Funk Sr. is induction into the Hall of Great Westerners by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
“Mr. Funk upholds a standard of excellence in all that he does,” said Jeff Ewing, chief development and strategic partnerships officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. “From his success in business, to his leadership in the cattle industry, to all he does to pour back into the community, it is only fitting that he be added to our Hall of Great Westerners.”
Funk began his career in Seattle before moving to Oklahoma, where he founded Express Employment Professionals. The business has grown into one of the nation’s largest privately held staffing companies.
As owner of Express Ranches, Funk produces some of the nation’s finest stock of Angus and Hereford cattle and is the largest Angus genetic seedstock producer in America. Express Ranches is also home to Funk’s collection of championship-winning Clydesdales and Percherons, which compete in horse shows across the U.S. and Canada each year.
Funk has served as the chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma Youth Expo. His civic involvements include serving on the boards of several local banks as well as the American Staffing Association and Future Farmers of America.