Benny Vanatta

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Benny Vanatta's success in constructing and executing strategic plans for his clients in the area of government relations is based upon the expertise of his firm and his professional experience as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Vanatta and Associates leverages its knowledge of the inner workings of Oklahoma state government for its clients. Under Benny’s leadership, Vanatta and Associates designs innovative approaches to safely navigate clients through the intimidating twists and turns of the Oklahoma governmental process.

A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Benny accepted a basketball scholarship at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. He also earned a Masters Degree in Adult Education Administration from Oklahoma State University.


After a decorated military tour in Vietnam, he returned home to take a position with Central Vo-Tech in Sapulpa as the Campus Director and Director of Adult Education.

Benny served the Sapulpa district in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for five continuous terms. Then, in 1989, left to enter the field of governmental relations, founding Vanatta and Associates.

Mr. Vanatta is joined in the firm by his wife, Vicki, who has a valuable background in the government arena with experience in the Oklahoma State Senate, Oklahoma House of Representatives, State Auditor’s office, and the State Attorney General’s office.