S. Shane Pate II, Chairman
Shane Pate has served as the city manager of Nichols Hills since 2016. Pate is also a lawyer licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma, and prior to becoming city manager, his areas of legal practice concentrated on commercial, municipal and land use law.
Pate earned his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2011. He also graduated summa cum laude with a master's degree in public administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University.
Pate has served as a board member for various nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma. Pate has served on the Oklahoma Employee Insurance and Benefits Board and its various committees since 2012. Currently, he serves as the board chairman.