OC grad honored in Forty Under 40 class

Erin Engelke
Erin Engelke

Oklahoma Christian University graduate Erin Engelke is among the honorees in the 2013 Forty Under 40 class selected by okcBIZ magazine.

Engelke, who graduated from OC in 2000 with a degree in public relations and advertising, is the vice president of communications and public relations for Feed the Children.

She manages Feed the Children’s national and international public image, brand reputation and integration of public relations activities. She has traveled extensively around the world, including Guatemala, Albania and Peru, and is passionate about addressing hunger, poverty and disease.

A panel of local executives reviewed more than applications to choose the 40 winners, who will be profiled in the October issue of okcBIZ.

The awards program, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City and Midtown Renaissance, will be on Sept. 26 at IAO Gallery in downtown Oklahoma City.

“Being selected as one of the 40 Under 40 honorees by okcbiz.com is a huge honor for me,” Engelke said. “I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Oklahoma City community and consider it a privilege to be recognized as one of its leaders, along with so many other incredible individuals.” 

Prior to joining Feed The Children this year, Engelke served as vice president of marketing and communications for World Neighbors. (Click here to read a feature about her work with World Neighbors.)

She has held several communications positions in the Oklahoma City area, including serving as director of public relations at Smith and Associates, where her clients included B.C. Clark Jewelers, CMP Corporation and Capital Abstract & Title Company. She also served as the marketing coordinator for MidFirst Bank, Oklahoma’s second largest privately-owned bank.

Engelke is an active member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City. She also serves on the board of the Public Relations Society of America, is past-president of the Association of Women in Communications (AWC) and serves on the PR committee for Infant Crisis Services.

Her husband, Jason, also is a 2000 OC graduate. They live in Edmond with their son and two daughters and are active members at Memorial Road Church of Christ.