Adam Soltani is a graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma, where his studies focused on sociology and the development of an American Muslim identity. He has served the Muslim community in various capacities as a professional including promoting and managing American Muslim artists, serving as an assistant director for outreach at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, coordinating youth development programs at the Islamic Society of Edmond, and being one of the founding members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Soltani has previously served as the chair of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches' Religions United Committee, member of the Oklahoma Democratic Party Religious Education Committee, board member of the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, and member of Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City Executive Committee.
Adam’s written commentary is regularly featured in the Oklahoma Gazette and Red Dirt Report, and he has been interviewed by local, national, and international broadcast media. He is a regular public speaker at Oklahoma universities and college campuses on topics ranging from the basics of Islam to specialized topics such as demystifying Jihad.
Prior to joining CAIR Oklahoma as the Executive Director, Adam worked as a social services specialist with the state of Oklahoma providing aide to underprivileged families. Adam relocated to Oklahoma from Kansas with his family as a young man, and he currently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife and son, Zane.
Adam Soltani is a recipient of the 2014 Oklahoma Human Rights Awards presented to him by the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance.