Meet the Team
Corporate Engagement Staff
Favorite Movie: Lean In
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Vacation Spot: Round Hill, Jamaica
As Associate Director of Information Technology Corporate Engagement, Samantha focuses on building strategic corporate relationships for OU by engaging Information Technology related corporations through research, knowledge transfer, and economic development activities. Serving as the liaison between internal departments and external corporations, Samantha works to create comprehensive strategic partnerships that deliver enterprise wide value for the University.
Samantha is very active in the Norman community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Norman NEXT and the Norman Chamber of Commerce where she recently served on the Chamber's Executive Committee. She also serves on the City of Norman Charter Review Commission and the Norman Strategic Water Supply Plan Committee. Samantha also served on the Norman Rotary Club's Board of Directors. She is also a gradute of the Leadership Norman Class of 2008-2009. Her extraordinary efforts landed her on Norman's 15 under 40 and The Journal Record's Achievers under 40 lists for 2013.
Prior to joining OU in April 2012, Samantha developed her marketing, corporate relations, and strategic planning skills as Vice President of Marketing for Cole Technology Group, and as Partner and Vice President of Hal Smith Marketing Group. Samantha graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Additionally, Samantha is an alumnus of Chi Omega Sorority.
Samantha is passionate about family, leadership and serving others. She and her husband, Todd, have a four-legged child named Zoe who is the love of their life. Samantha and Todd both grew up in Norman and plan to make it their life-long home.
Favorite Movie: Fletch
Favorite Food: Breakfast
Favorite Site: Lifehacker.com
Steve is a Technology Strategist for the University of Oklahoma. He works closely with the Corporate Engagement Office and other Economic Development offices to help plan and execute initiatives that affect IT and Business Strategy. Steve works alongside OU IT in shaping and delivering the future of technology services at the University of Oklahoma, which includes the One University digital initiative, cutting edge learning technologies, data management, Shared Services, analytics, cloud services, community experience, and more.
Prior to joining OU in 2013, Steve helped lead a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors in the areas of IT consulting and business development. He is a Management Information Systems graduate from the University of Oklahoma.
Steve grew up playing sports and original Nintendo. He enjoys laughing, cooking, and going on adventures with his wife and two children.