I have found my MHR to be an excellent foundation. I have been the CEO at OCCJ for the past 2-1/2 years. When I got my graduate degree, I never actually imagined working for a “human relations organization”, but that is exactly how we characterize OCCJ. I always make a point of expressing it in that way when I make presentations, since we evolved from the former National Conference for Christians and Jews and we are still fighting the perception that we are a religious organization.
I completed my degree around 1995 or 96, while I was serving as Executive Director of Leadership Tulsa. Since then, I spent 15 years in Government and External Affairs for Shell Oil and Sunoco. Currently I am in the process of returning to a role as Director of Government and External Affairs for Cimarex, an oil and gas company based out of Denver, CO.
I have found the degree lends itself well to both business and nonprofit work--so much so that I steered one of our amazing young OCCJ staffers toward the MHR. He is currently enrolled in the program.
Jayme Cox, Class of 1996
Posted on Wed, August 3, 2016
by Stacy Smith