Staff

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President & CEO

Shannon L. Rich, fifth-generation Oklahoman, became president of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in November, 2004.

A crucial time for the organization, it needed to increase emphasis on marketing...

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Vice President

An Oklahoma City native and fourth-generation Oklahoman, Campbell joined the staff in February, 1991, following the relocation of McGraw-Hill from Oklahoma City. As vice president of publications...

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Michelle Sopp

Director of Development

Michelle Sopp is the director of development for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. In this role, she oversees financial and resource development, ensuring delivery of the organization’s mission. Michelle...

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Director of Honoree Relations

Brenda is a proud, fourth-generation Oklahoman who began her career at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2007 as the Director of Operations assisting with the opening of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum....

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Accounting Manager

Julie Korff serves as Accounting and Human Resources Manager for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Her responsibilities include managing all fiscal records and reports, preparing for and working...

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Kyla Mach

Accounting Associate

Kyla is a native of Oklahoma City and a fifth generation Oklahoman. She is proud to be a part of an organization that promotes knowledge of outstanding Oklahomans and educates children and adults...

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Donna Merkt

Director of Museum Experience

A fourth-generation Oklahoman, Donna Merkt joined the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord-Pickens Museum as the Director of Museum Experience in April 2019....

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Emma Fritz

Manager of Museum Education and Outreach

Emma Fritz is a fourth generation Oklahoman and native of the Oklahoma City community. She began working for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in 2017 as the Manager of Museum...

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Whittney Allen

Assistant Manager Museum Education

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Whittney Allen began working for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2017 and serves as Assistant Manager Museum Education. She is responsible for assisting the Manager of Museum Education and Outreach with...

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Director of Building Operations

Bethany Deason joined the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Gaylord Pickens Museum team as Director of Building Operations in January of 2019. As a third generation Oklahoman, she was raised in Tulsa....

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Director of Special Events

As director of special events, Lacey Trent is responsible for developing relationships with the community at large and those seeking to hold their special event at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum,...

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Mattie Barlow

Archives Administrator

Mattie Barlow serves as Archives Administrator for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord Pickens Museum. Her responsibilities include preserving and cataloging the historical documents...

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Olivia Reyes

Archives Assistant

Olivia Reyes serves as the Archives Assistant for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Her duties include assisting in preserving and cataloging historical documents and managing various digital humanities...

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Jeff Jacobsen

Director of Marketing and Communications

Jeff Jacobsen serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame & Gaylord-Pickens Museum. He is responsible for supporting the extensive programming, events,...

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