OC elects Compton to Board of Trustees

Marc Compton
Marc Compton

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University has elected Silicon Valley executive Marc Compton to its Board of Trustees.

Compton, who graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1986 with an engineering physics degree, is a managing director and market executive for U.S. Trust and Bank of America in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco East Bay.

His professional background with Bank of America spans nearly a decade and includes several leadership roles, including regional executive for the Premier Banking and Investments group, director for Merrill Lynch, and director for Banc of America Investments, Inc.

The OC Board of Trustees, led by chairman Don Millican, now has 39 active members and 14 life trustees.

“Marc is an ideal OC graduate and he will be an ideal OC trustee,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “He built on his engineering physics degree to become a respected leader in business and finance. He is a man of God who is dedicated to his church, family and community. He’s a great addition to the board.”

Prior to joining Bank of America, Compton worked for Morgan Stanley as a director and financial advisor for 10 years. He started in the investment business with SunAmerica Securities in 1992.

In addition to the investment industry, Compton worked for Martin Marietta, LTV Aerospace and Recognition Equipment. He served as a management consultant, information technology project manager, software consultant, software developer and speechwriter.

After graduating from Oklahoma Christian, Compton earned his MBA degree in finance and marketing from Southern Methodist University.

Compton serves on the national board for the Positive Coaching Alliance in Mountain View, Calif., and on the board for Silicon Valley’s Association for Corporate Growth in San Jose.

He and his wife Jody, a 1987 Oklahoma Christian graduate, have three children: Cassidy, Riley and Carley. They live in Tualatin, Oregon, and attend the Southwest Church of Christ in Tigard, Oregon, where Marc serves as a deacon overseeing Adult Education.