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OSU Culture Conference: gain insights for creating positive, attractive workplace cultures

Monday, February 21, 2022

The 4th OSU Culture Conference is highlighting leaders who recognize the value of organizational culture and its positive impact on business. This two-day conference will take place live, virtually on May 17-18 from 9 a.m. to noon.


The conference lineup includes business leaders from Bank of America, Marriott International, Love's, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and more.


According to conference moderator Abbey Davis, assistant professor of practice for the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, “Having a defined company culture is a critical component of your business. It clearly communicates the core values, beliefs, and expectations at your company that each team member should emulate. Knowing what is expected and showing up each day to contribute towards something bigger than yourself, promotes a strong culture that can strengthen your brand, foster belongingness, and pave the way for success as a whole.”


The OSU Culture Conference is appropriate for all business professionals from entry-level to executive. There is no prerequisite education/experience or advanced preparation required for participating.


Scheduled topics and speakers include the following:

  • “Culture and Belonging” with Jeanette Rice, President and Chief Operating Officer, American Fidelity Assurance Company, Oklahoma City 
  • “Mission Matters: Finding Meaningfulness in Every Career Path” with Courtney Stevens Greenwood, Vice President of Human Resources, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City
  • “Recruiting and Retaining Employees in the New Work Environment.” Panel discussion with the following:  
    • Jim Hopper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma City
    • Frank Smith, President, Mosaic Personnel Solutions, Oklahoma City
    • Cliff Robertson, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa  
    • Abbey Davis, MBA and Ph.D. candidate, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Business Administration, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 
  • “You Can Create Disney Magic Too… Lessons in Leadership, Management and Culture” with Lee Cockerell, Former Executive Vice President of Operations, Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando, FL 
  • “Leader on Loan Program: Aligning Talent Expertise with Strategic Need of the Community” with Sandra Quince, Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Bank of America and Chief Executive Officer, Paradigm for Parity, Tulsa  
  • “Customer Service Culture” with Tom Gilliland, Vice President, Full-Service Franchising Operations, Marriott International, Tulsa

Sandra Quince

Lee CockerellThe OSU Culture Conference is presented by the OSU Spears School of Business, the Department of Business Administration, and the Center for Executive and Professional Development.


Registration for individuals is $195 per person. The discount for eight or more individuals from the same organization is $175 per person.


Sponsorship opportunities are available.


For more information, contact Maci Inselman at or 405.744.5208. For additional conference information or to register, visit

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