Speaker Date Topic
Scott Martin Jan 23, 2020
Chamber of Commerce Update
Chamber of Commerce Update

Scott Martin will share the Chamber's Legislative Agenda. In addition to the many pro-business issues, Scott will discuss current city issues and their relationship to business development and growth in Norman.

Scott Martin was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School in 1991 and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The University of Oklahoma in 1995.  As President/CEO of the Norman Chamber of Commerce, Martin leads Norman’s premiere business advocacy organization.  Prior to his Chamber career, Martin served the people of House District 46 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2006 to 2017.  As a citizen legislator, Scott also worked for Republic Bank & Trust for 10 years.  From 1995 to 1999 Martin worked for the City of Noble as Projects Director and Public Works Director.  From 1999 to 2006 he worked for the City of Norman as the Assistant to the City Manager.  

 

He’s a member and past president of the Norman Business Association, and a supporter of the many things that makes the community of Norman special like public education, the arts, and social services.  Scott is an Eagle Scout, served as Student Body President at OU from 1994 to 1995, and is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity; he is also a graduate of Leadership Norman class of 2000.  Martin has been selected as one of OKC Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty, the Journal Record’s Achievers Under 40, the Norman Transcript’s 15 Under 40; and has received the State Chamber of Commerce’s Defender of Free Enterprise Award, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Distinguished Service Award, the Governor’s Arts Award, and the OCAST Impact Award. 

 

He and his wife Angie are the proud parents of three sons; Luke, Blake, and Colton, and a daughter, Gentry.  They attend Bethel Baptist Church in Norman, where Scott teaches Sunday School and is a Deacon.  Scott and Angie treasure family time; and enjoy the outdoors, adventure, and an active lifestyle. 

Dr. Nathan Mellor Jan 30, 2020
Strata Leadership
Strata Leadership

A thought-leader, two-time TEDx speaker, author, and President of Strata Leadership, Dr. Nathan Mellor is recognized for his ability to connect at the heart level with a wide range of audiences. A proven executive coach, who has provided more than 2,500 coaching sessions for executive leaders, he believes providing the highest quality feedback requires caring deeply about others. He serves as a sounding board, sparring partner, and a source of encouragement for leaders seeking to maximize their effectiveness.

In pursuit of educational, humanitarian and religious interests, he has studied or taught in: Australia, Belize, China, England, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, and Rwanda. He is passionate about developing future leaders and is the co-founder of the Presidential Leadership Institute, hosted on the campus of York College, in collaboration with the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. He is an adjunct professor for graduate programs at York College and Oklahoma Baptist University. He is the Chairperson for the Strata Center for Workplace Coaching and the co-founder of the Institute for Emerging Leaders. He is also the Chairperson of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium, which regularly convenes nearly 150 organizations that are committed to the promotion of integrity based business practices.

Dr. Mellor earned the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Pepperdine University, where he was a Colleagues Grant recipient. He earned the Master of Dispute Resolution degree from the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was named a Straus Fellow. Dr. Mellor earned the Master of Science in Education degree from Harding University while serving as the Graduate Assistant to the University President. He received the Bachelor of Arts from Harding University where he was elected Student Association President.

Michael Bearden Feb 06, 2020
OU School of Dance
International students Feb 20, 2020