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Benchmark Society - Steve Green

Benchmark Society


You are invited to become an inaugural member of Oklahoma Christian University’s Benchmark Society!

Inspired by the longevity and success of the University of Tulsa’s Friends of Finance, the College of Business at OC launched The Benchmark Society to develop deeper connections with the Oklahoma City business community.

As a member, you can hear from leaders in the field, speaking on their experience and offering advice.

Hobby Lobby began operation August 3, 1972, with three hundred square feet of retail space located in north Oklahoma City. This was a retail outgrowth of Greco Products, a miniature picture frame company founded in 1970 by Steve’s father, David Green, when he borrowed $600.00 to buy a molding chopper, set up shop in his garage at home, and started making miniature wooden picture frames. In 1972 the first retail operation was opened in a 600 square foot strip mall at NW 23rd and Robinson in Oklahoma City. Steve graduated from high school in 1981 and began working full time as the Store Operations Supervisor. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2000 and named President of Hobby Lobby in December of 2004. In 2013, Green was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree by Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and in 2015, Mid-American Christian University presented him with an Honorary Doctorate of Biblical Literature.

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For more information about speakers and membership, take a look at this brochure.

The lunch and meeting will be held on campus in the Gaylord University Center. From the main entrance off of Memorial Road, turn west onto Baird Loop. Park in Lot P and enter building 15 on this map.

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