Meet the Team

Corporate Engagement Staff

CameronCameron McCoy

Favorite Book: Pillars of the Earth
Favorite Food: Guacamole
Favorite Technology: ICEdot

Cameron McCoy is the Executive Director for the Corporate Engagement Office at the University of Oklahoma.

He is responsible for developing and executing an integrated strategic plan for the University Research Campus (URC); supporting, coordinating, and integrating Research Enterprise activities with industry; simplifying external access to OU resources to maximize the impact of OU capabilities; expanding the engagement pipeline (current and new relationships) via targeted solutions; and growing external relationships with Oklahoma economic development organizations. He is also responsible for all marketing and public relations activities related to University Economic Development efforts, which include the Corporate Engagement Office (CEO), Office of Technology Development (OTD), and the University’s student focused Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW).

Mr. McCoy holds undergraduate degrees from Washington State University in Architectural Studies, History, and Social Studies, with minors in Military Science and Leadership Studies. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds a Masters Degree in Leadership.

Prior to joining OU in 2007, he developed his marketing skills as Regional Director of Business Development for Simon Property Group, and as a Senior Marketing Manager for TXU Energy in Dallas, TX. Mr. McCoy also served eight years in the US Army as an Officer in Military Intelligence and Infantry.

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Kiss Institute of Practical Robotics, the Association of University Research Parks (AURP), and the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO) and the Board of Directors for the WSU Alumni Association while serving as the Alumni District President for Oklahoma. McCoy is also on the Board of Advisors for Wave Omnimedia LLC, a cutting edge media company. He is active on numerous Higher Education and Economic Development Committees including the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), AURP, and Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), and has served as the Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). In 2012 he was recognized as one of Norman's 15 under 40 and in 2013 was recognized as one of the 40 under forty in Economic Development internationally.

 

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MacKenzieMacKenzie Britt

Favorite Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Favorite Food: Food
Favorite Phrase: aut viam inveniam aut faciam

MacKenzie Britt serves as the Director of Economic Development at OU. He focuses on the needs of our existing corporate partners as well as the overall growth and development of the URC.

Over the last 15 years, MacKenzie has served in a variety of executive and leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Operations for JK Blackstone Construction in Boston, MA.

MacKenzie is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and earned his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. He holds a certificate in Transitional and Emergent Economies from the Helsinki Institute in Finland.

MacKenzie is active in civic and charitable organizations including Leadership Norman, The Oklahoma Group, Center for Children and Families, Inc. and the United Way. He enjoys outdoor activities, flying, travel and spending time with his wife and daughter.

 

SamanthaSamantha Kahoe

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.

You can find Sam online via Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter.

 

SteveSteve Ho

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.

You can find Steve online via Facebook and Linkedin.

 

Corporate Engagement Interns

SarahSarah Sandel

Favorite Book: Memoirs of a Geisha
Favorite Food: Apple Pie
Favorite Movie: The Prestige

Sarah Sandel creates business analytics intersections that highlight potential engagement areas between the university and its corporate partners. She also plans and coordinates corporate visits to the university.

Outside of class, Sarah is involved in multiple student organizations. She is currently serving as the secretary of Phi Sigma Pi, a national honors fraternity and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She also works on Campus Activities' Council's official philanthropy, OU Soonerthon, and OU's official day of community service, OU Big Event.

Sarah is pursuing a dual degree in economics and International Studies and following graduation, she hopes to attend law school and obtain a JD and eventually practice corporate law on the east coast.

You can find Sarah online via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

RyanRyan Greenberg

Favorite Book: The Island of Dr. Moreau
Favorite Food: Slim Chickens
Favorite Sport: Basketball

Ryan Greenberg creates business analytics intersections that highlight potential engagement areas between the university and its corporate partners. He also aids with database management. Currently, Ryan is working on business analyses for a few technology companies and exploring potential strategies to create a relationship with the university.

When he isn't in the office, Ryan serves as the President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, and works on assignments for his digital floor plans business, RSG Floor Plans.

Ryan is pursuing a Management Information Systems major with a History and Business Management minor. Following graduation, Ryan plans to work for a few years then head back to school to obtain an MBA.

You can find Ryan online via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

AsheemaAsheema Pruthi

Favorite Book: Anthem
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Movie: The Truman Show

Asheema Pruthi conducts research supporting the creation of business analytics that analyze potential engagement areas between the University and its corporate partners. Asheema also examines possible intersections between outside corporations and the University.

Away from the Corporate Engagement Office, Asheema is involved with many activities at OU and around the community. She is currently a member of Lead Team, Crimson Club, and consults for non-profits with The Oklahoma Group. Outside of the university, Asheema frequently volunteers with Manos Juntas Free Clinic.

Asheema is pursuing an Honors degree in Economics with a Non-Profit Organizational Studies minor. Following graduation, she hopes to attend medical school and carry on into the health care industry.

You can find Asheema online via Twitter, Facebook

 

JCJ.C. Fischer

Favorite Book: The Fountainhead
Favorite Food: Chips and (Good) Salsa
Favorite Activity: Basketball

J.C. spends his time conducting research for business analytics intersections that guide strategies for engagement with corporate partners. He also works with internal evaluations of relationships that serve to inform and adjust those corporate engagement strategies.

When he finds time away from work and school, J.C. is involved as the Director of Alumni Relations for the JCPenney Leadership Program, works as a lead Ambassador for the Price College of Business, and gives back by serving as a consultant with The Oklahoma Group, which provides pro bono consulting for non-profit organizations.

J.C. is pursuing an Honors dual degree, a B.A. in Religious Studies and double major B.B.A in Finance and Accounting.  He is also part of the Price College of Business joint degree program in pursuit of his Master’s of Accountancy.  Following graduations, he will sit for the CPA exam and then pursue a J.D. at a top law school so that he can go into corporate law.

You can find J.C. online via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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