OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Creative Oklahoma has announced the appointment of Jeff Alexander, CFRE, as the new operations director.
Alexander has a range of experience in the nonprofit sector and has held a variety of roles in nonprofit administration. Further, he is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and most recently worked as the director of development and communications for Travelers Aid International based in Washington, DC.
Alexander is a native of Wanette, Oklahoma. He states, “My first job was on my brother’s pig farm. After that summer working with those animals, my brother insisted that I go to college and do something other than farming.”
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Design from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus. In 2005, Alexander was awarded the Buckman Fellowship from the University of Minnesota for the study and practice of philanthropy, leadership and personal and community improvement. Most recently, Alexander completed a graduate degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in public management. He resides in Noble, OK where he is active in the management of his family’s mineral interests.
“Jeff brings many needed skills to our team and we are very excited to have him on staff,” stated Creative Oklahoma president Susan McCalmont. “We are committed to advancing Oklahoma’s creative economy and Jeff is exactly the right person to help us complete our goals,” said McCalmont.
Since its inception six years ago, Creative Oklahoma has significantly contributed to Oklahoma’s national and international positive perception change as “The State of Creativity” through strategic media initiatives; a national public television film series on creativity; selection of Oklahoma as the only North American District of Creativity, and one of 14 in the International DC Network based in Belgium; establishment of the National Creativity Network based in Oklahoma; hosting the largest Creativity World Forum ever in 2010 and the first Oklahoma Creativity Forum in 2011.
Formed in 2006, Creative Oklahoma is a statewide non-profit organization advancing Oklahoma’s creative economy through creativity and innovation based initiatives in education, commerce and culture. The mission is to transform the state of Oklahoma through projects and collaborative ventures that help develop a more entrepreneurial and vibrant economy and an improved life quality for its citizens. For more information please visit stateofcreativity.com