Chairman of the Board
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President and Treasurer
Camal Pennington the current president and one of the founding members of the OIL Foundation. He also served as Secretary of the Foundation between February 2010 and May 2012. He is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma City University and currently attends the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Camal has been involved in OIL since 2006 and served as its Lt. Governor from 2009-2010.
Camal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colten Barnaby, Secretary (Biography and Picture coming soon)
Representative Joe Dorman is the only person in the history of OIL to serve as Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. He received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from Oklahoma State University. He was elected to the Oklahoma House in 2002 and served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader during his freshman term, the first freshman to receive this honor to date. Representative Dorman currently serves as House Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair and Caucus Parliamentarian. He is a member of the Rules Committee, the Appropriations and Budget Committee, the A&B sub-committee on Public Safety and the Insurance Committee. Joe also serves as the House vice-chair for the Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, an affiliate of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. Joe can be reached at email@example.com
Keith Gaddie (Ph.D, Georgia) is professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma and general editor of the journal Social Science Quarterly. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited over a dozen books, and works as a consultant to corporations, law firms, and state and local governments on data collection and election law.
Keith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni Outreach Coordinator
Matthew Gress was the president of the OIL Foundation between February 2010 and May 2012, and is one of its founding members. He is a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. Matthew is a 2010 Corps Member with Teach For America and taught Sophomore and Junior English at Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Matthew graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. Committed to a career in public service, Matthew is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and has held numerous leadership positions in Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature including Assistant Floor Leader in the Senate, Attorney General, and Governor. Matthew can be reached at email@example.com
Senator Rob Johnson served in OIL from 1993-1999 and held many positions including, President Pro Tempore of the senate, Lt. Governor, and Governor. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996 and the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1999. He was elected and served the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2004-2008. Johnson is currently an Oklahoma State Senator where he serves as Assistant Majority Floor Leader, the Chairman of the Rules Committee and the Vice-Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Johnson lives in Yukon, Oklahoma with his two daughters, Kensington and McKellyn. Senator Johnson can be reached at RJohnson@okilf.org
Arnella Karges served in OIL from 1997-2000, including two terms as Speaker Pro Tempore and as the first female Speaker of the OIL House of Representatives. Karges attended Oklahoma City University and served as OCU’s Delegation Chair for multiple sessions. Today, Karges is Vice President of Government Affairs for the State Chamber of Oklahoma covering energy & natural resources, aerospace, military affairs, technology and transportation issues. Karges previously worked for the Oklahoma House of Representatives as Deputy Clerk and Parliamentarian, Redistricting Director, and Research Analyst. Karges also has past work experience with CMA Strategies, a political consulting and government relations firm, and Cole Hargrave Snodgrass and Associates, a political polling, market research and voter contact company.
Jamie Maddy is the Director of Regulatory Relations at Chesapeake Energy where she focuses on working with state elected officials and policy makers on developing energy and environmental policy that includes the utilization of natural gas in the electricity and industrial sectors. Jamie also works closely with the environmental community in exploration and production areas to help create an environment that is both ecologically and economically sound.
Jamie is active in professional organizations such as America’s Natural Gas Alliance, American Clean Skies Alliance, Association for County Governments and Leadership Oklahoma City. In 2008, Jamie was selected as one of OKC Business’ Forty under 40. A native of Ada, Oklahoma, Jamie holds a B.A. and M.A. both from the University of Oklahoma.
Georgianna White Oliver was the 1st woman Governor of OIL serving in 1991-1992 from OSU. After college she worked for U.S. Representative Bill K. Brewster in Washington, DC, handled government affairs for a national housing group, and then went on to start EverGreen Solutions, where she served as CEO for 9 years until selling to RealPage, Inc. In 2008 Ms. Oliver won the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma and lost in the general election. Ms. Oliver is now is an executive consultant to RealPage, Inc. and is working on launching a new internet software company, MyGreenSpace. She lives in Tulsa, OK with her 12 year old son Teddy Oliver. Georgianna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Tilley-Johnson is the last woman to be elected Governor of OIL, serving from 2000-2001. Michelle participated in OIL from 1996-2001, where she also served in the OIL House of Representatives, as the University of Oklahoma Delegation Chair, and as Lieutenant Governor. Following graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2001, Michelle worked on the campaign of Keith Butler for Corporation Commissioner. She went on to work as Legislative Counsel for Congressman Brad Carson in Washington, DC. Michelle later returned to Oklahoma where she worked on numerous political campaigns, as Counsel for Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins, and as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Jari Askins for Governor in 2010. Michelle now co-owns Tilley & Nichols Consulting, a political consulting firm specializing in Oklahoma Democratic fundraising and campaign consulting. Michelle lives in Oklahoma City, OK with her six-year-old daughter, Kensington, and five-year-old daughter, McKellyn. Michelle can be reached at email@example.com
Scott Chance is the current Governor of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature for the 2012-2013 Sessions. During his seven sessions prior to the Governorship, Chance had served as the Director of Recruitment for two sessions, as well as the delegation chair for the OSU-OKC branch campus delegation affiliated with Oklahoma State University for three sessions. Chance is currently a student at the University of Central Oklahoma, studying Political Science-Public Administration. He also is a former Nigh Scholar class of 2012, and is the secretary for his local Kiwanis Club in Choctaw. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
OIL Lieutenant Governor
Joe Pierce is currently a J.D./MBA student at Oklahoma City University. He previously attended the University of Oklahoma were he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He has been involved with OIL since the Fall of 2006. He has served in numerous positions within OIL including Deputy President Pro Tempore of the the Senate, 2009 - 2010, and as a Justice on the Supreme Court, 2011 - 2012. Joe can be reached at email@example.com
OIL President Pro Tempore
Sarah Sandford is a senior at Oral Roberts University majoring in Public Relations. She has been involved in OIL for two years and has gained numerous awards including Best House Freshman and Best Senate Delegate. Sarah has been an active member of Oral Roberts as the co-chair of the ORU OIL delegation and the co-captain of ORU’s debate team. With the knowledge and experience gained from her collegiate studies and OIL, Sarah plans to work in Washington D.C. in the field of political campaigns. Sarah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OIL Speaker of the House
Philip Jackson is a senior at Rogers State University studying Public Administration and Corporate Communications. In 2005, he founded HomeKraft Builders Inc., a general contracting company specializing is home renovations and custom woodworking. Philip has been involved with O.I.L. since the Spring of 2010 and has served as Speaker pro Tempore (2011-2012) and Speaker of the House (2012-2013) in the O.I.L. House of Representatives. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the RSU Student Government Association as Parliamentarian (2010-2012) and is the current student body president of Rogers State. Phillip can be reached at email@example.com
OIL Chief Justice
Josh Monaghan is a senior at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Josh joined OIL in the fall of 2011 as a Moot Court competitor. He was then appointed as an Associate Justice on the court and in 2012 was appointed Chief Justice. Outside of OIL, Josh has worked as an engineer in the oil and gas and aerospace industries. Josh can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.