Event Information

Registration 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Auditorium Doors Open 1:00 PM

Program 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Dick Pryor – KGOU Radio- Master of Ceremonies 

Marion Paden – Leadership Oklahoma – Master of Ceremonies 

1st Session – John Higginbotham – Bank of Oklahoma
“Mentoring turns a job into a career.”

Brooke Hamilton – Whitten Burrage Law

“The devastating impact of the opioid epidemic”
Seth Fairchild – The Choctaw Nation
“What does it mean to be an Oklahoman?”

Stacy Eads – Stacy Eads Consulting

“Whether young or old you will leave with a new perspective on how you can spend your time developing a living legacy- at any age in life.”

Whitley O’Connor – The Curbside Chronicle 

“Why Business is uniquely positioned to address social issues? Why Capitalism is broken? How can we fix it?” 
Intermission – 15 minutes
2nd Session -Claudia San Pedro- SONIC®
“It Starts with Community”

Jeff Green- MedEncentive LLC 

“Solving America’s Health, Healthcare, and Healthcare Cost Crisis an Important Breakthrough”

Robin Roberson- Goose & Gander

“Farm to Boardroom Table: How to Overcome Challenges and Grow”

Matthew Herdman- OKC Civic Center Music Hall

“What stuttering has taught me about anxiety and the way it affects our lives”

Intermission – 15 minutes

3rd Session – Mick Cornett – Executive Counsel Jones PR
“Building a World Class City”
Erika Lucas- Stitchcrew
“Making Entrepreneurship Equitable”

Shane Jemison- The Chickasaw Nation

“Community Investment and Future Water Planning”

Adam Hull – Artisan Botanicals

“My struggle with addiction has led me to a life of passion for helping our society using traditional cultural herbs, kratom and cannabis”

Christian Pearson – OK Saint Sessions

“Building culture with live music.”

Networking Reception and Happy Hour 5:30 to 7:30 

Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center 7777 S May Avenue Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159

OCCC Box Office phone 405.682.7579

To get involved!

Join us and meet other motivated change-leaders, and learn how you can be a part of the change.

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