Speaker Date Topic
Guy Patton Dec 14, 2017
University North Park
University North Park

Guy Patton is President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Oklahoma Foundation. The Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization that serves as the principal depository for the private fundraising efforts of the University of Oklahoma.  Assets of the Foundation now exceed $1.7 billion.

Prior to assuming his current role in October of 2007, Mr. Patton was with Fidelity Investments for more than 23 years where he held numerous senior management positions including general management positions in Fidelity’s institutional and retail businesses.  From 2004 until 2007, was the chief executive of all of Fidelity’s Retirement and Outsourcing business with nearly 5000 employees and revenues of over $2.5 billion. Mr. Patton was a member of Fidelity’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Patton has been a member of the board of directors for numerous for profit and not-for-profit organizations and currently serves as a director for JFF in Boston Massachusetts, Casady School and the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Foundation in Oklahoma City.  His involvement at the University of Oklahoma includes being active on the Price College of Business Board of Visitors as well as chairing the Finance Division board.

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Mike Hunter Feb 01, 2018
Oklahoma Attorney General
Oklahoma Attorney General

General Hunter was appointed on February 20, 2017, to succeed Scott Pruitt. Hunter previously served as secretary of state and special legal counsel to the Governor Fallin from October 2016 until his appointment as Attorney General.

He served as Secretary of State under Governor Frank Keating as well as in state postings as First Assistant Attorney General, Secretary of the Commissioners of the Land Office, and General Counsel of the Corporation Commission.  He also served three terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Hunter’s private sector career includes time as an energy and real property lawyer and management roles in Washington, DC at the American Council of Life Insurer and the American Bankers Association, serving as chief operating officer for both organizations.

Hunter received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma and his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University.

Captain Lyle Hall, USN Feb 22, 2018
OU Navy ROTC
OU Navy ROTC

Captain Lyle D. Hall is a native of Cement, Oklahoma. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his commission through the NROTC program.

Captain Hall most recently commanded USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) from May 2013 through July 2016, a 37- month command tour.  He led VICKSBURG through her maintenance and training cycles as well as an operational deployment as Standing NATO Maritime Group Two flagship from December 2014 to July 2015.  He operated in the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Adriatic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean during the assignment with Standing NATO Maritime Group Two.

Captain Hall also commanded USS TAYLOR (FFG 50) from December 2009 through May 2011, leading the ship during her operational deployment to the Sixth Fleet Area of Operations in support of Sixth Fleet Theater Security Cooperation requirements. Additionally, he served as the Deputy Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 24 from June through September 2011.

Captain Hall’s initial afloat assignment included tours as Main Propulsion Assistant, Damage Control Assistant, and Combat Information Officer on USS FAHRION (FFG 22). Additional afloat tours have included Amphibious Operations Officer (N31) at COMPHIBRON 6, Combat Systems Officer on USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59), and Combat Systems Officer (N6) at COMDESRON 28. He also served afloat as Executive Officer on USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79).

Ashore, he earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1999. Additionally, he graduated from the inaugural class of the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College in 2005 where he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy. He has completed two Joint assignments ashore as a Senior Strategic Policy Analyst at US Joint Forces Command in the J5 (Strategy and Policy) Directorate and as the Branch Chief for Lessons Learned at US Special Operations Command.

CAPT Hall assumed command of the NROTC Unit at the University of Oklahoma in July 2016.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and unit awards.