Jayme Cox, Class of 1996

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