Adam Soltani, a University of Oklahoma graduate with a Master’s in Human Relations and a certificate in Organizational Diversity and Development, also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma. He has served the Muslim community in various professional capacities, including managing American Muslim artists, coordinating youth development programs, and being a founding member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Soltani chaired the Oklahoma Conference of Churches’ Religions United Committee for a decade and has been involved in various religious and interfaith organizations. His written commentary is regularly featured in local publications, and he is a sought-after public speaker on topics related to Islam.
Adam Soltani has received numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Human Rights Award and the Interfaith Leadership Award. He completed the Nonprofit Management Certification course in 2016 and serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Islamic Studies at Oklahoma State University.
Recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Young Professionals in Oklahoma City by OKC Friday in multiple years, Adam has also been acknowledged for his contributions to social justice. In 2022, he received The Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma Humanitarian Award for his leadership in supporting Afghan refugees.
In June 2023, 405 Business Magazine named Adam Soltani one of the top Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders in Oklahoma City. Before becoming the Executive Director of CAIR Oklahoma, Adam worked as a social services specialist, providing aid to underprivileged families. He currently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife and two sons.
What They Are Saying About Adam Soltani
Adam Soltani and CAIR-Oklahoma were chosen to receive the Angie Debo Award because of their efforts to protect the rights of Oklahoma’s Muslim community and to ensure the religious liberty rights of all Oklahomans
Ryan Kiesel, Former Executive Director ACLU of Oklahoma
Adam is not only someone I am proud to know, but someone we all should be proud of as he has worked endlessly to make our state and country a better place for all people. Whether it is his community outreach work, his commitment to interfaith dialogue, his educating our young at Oklahoma State University as an Adjunct Instructor, or his community building skills, Adam has proven himself to be the kind of person that truly personifies the Oklahoma Standard.
Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi, Oklahoma City University
In my past 40 years as Co-Founder of Home Creations, one of Oklahoma's largest homebuilding companies, I have been able to identify top talents when I see them. With his hard work and passion for excelling personally and professionally, Adam has proven to be a top talent.