Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Dee Porter: 1st Women Administrator of OK Corp Commission

Dee Faircloth Porter was named the first female general administrator to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in 2003. She has a long history of service to the community and many awards and honors for her work with Native Americans and persons with disabilities, in particular. She has owned several businesses, managed non-profit organizations and served in state government during her career. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, OU's National Leadership Academy, the Oklahoma Public Health Leadership Institute, and CYA Associates Executive Mentor program. She has received several Governor's Commendations and was named the American Society for Public Administration's 2004 Distinguished Public Service Award recipient as well as named to the 2006 Journal Record's 50 Making a Difference. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from OU with highest honors, she also attended OCU's MBA program. She is considered an expert on state strategic planning and Malcolm Baldrige quality processes and she strives to share her knowledge and experience with women and underserved populations.

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