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Benchmark Society

Inspired by the longevity and support from the University of Tulsa's Friends of Finance, The Benchmark Society provides a prosperous future for OC students through growing the "Student Investment Fund," enhancing student career placement and developing connections within the OKC business community.

Professor with Students
Benchmark Society Luncheon

A collaborative forum elevating the Oklahoma City business & education community

About the Society

Made for business professionals, OC alumni, and supporters of the School of Business, The Benchmark Society enriches the OKC business community by promoting professional development between the business and academic communities.

Enriching Luncheons

A membership organization for business executives and professionals, Oklahoma Christian University alumni and friends, and supporters of the College of Business. Members and their guests will enjoy luncheons featuring nationally prominent business executives.

Purposeful Connections

Proceeds from membership dues and other contributions are used to grow the Student Investment Fund, managed by current OC students, and enhance student placement in business and finance careers.

Business Speaker Business Expo with Students

2023 – 24

Benchmark Society Speaker Line Up

September 6, 2023
Nathanial Harding
, Managing Partner - Cortado Ventures

October 18, 2023
Ryan Lewellyn, CEO - Tall Oak Midstream

November 8, 2023
Valerie Thompson, President & CEO - Urban League of Greater Oklahoma

January 17, 2024
John Schuler, Asst. Dir. of Research - Center for a Responsible Federal Budget

February 21, 2024
Spencer Haines
, CFO - Love's Travel Stops

March 27, 2024
Art Laszio
, VP/GM Liquid Cooled Apps - Modine Manufacturing Co.

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We've enjoyed learning from many top-notch professionals

Previous Speakers

Robin Roberson, President - Goose & Gander Consulting
Corey Horsch
, CFO- Sonic Corp.
Rick Muncrief
, CEO - WPX Energy
Maynard Holt
, CEO - Tudor, Pickering, and Holt
Brett Biggs
, CFO - Walmart
Steve Green
, President - Hobby Lobby
Ali Master
, Partner - Ernst & Young
Preston Ackerman, Special Agent/Cyber Security at the FBI
Kevin Sabin
, President - Arvest Bank
Pat McFerrin, President - Cole, Hargrave, Snodgrass & Associates
Frank Keating, Former Governor of Oklahoma
Marcey Hoover, Director of Energy & Homeland Security at Sandia National Laboratories
Jess Connolly
, Author & Entrepreneur
Scott Klososky
, AI Futurist at Future Point of View
AJ Griffin
, Director of Government & Community Affairs, Paycom
Matt Bell
, Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of Export Controls & Sanctions, FTI Consulting
David Woods
, CEO, Magellan Executive Partners / Managing Partner, Cortado Ventures
Gerry Chicoine
, Fmr. Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T
Sherri Coale
, Former Head Coach, OU Women’s Basketball

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