Joe graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. While he was graduate student, he passed all four parts of the CPA exam. As a result, he started his career in accounting with the CPA exam already completed. Except for short period of time as an accountant for a Broker Dealer, his career has been in audit.
Joe has gained experience in a variety of areas in audit, such as oil and gas, manufacturing, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities, which include Single Audits (a.k.a. OMB Circular A-133 audits) and benefit plans, such as defined benefit and contribution plans. Joe served as an Audit Manager for BKD, LLP, national public accounting firm.
Joe has been actively involved with the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics). As a graduate student, he organized one of the first student chapters of OK Ethics in 2005. He has served as a judge for the Student Ethics Challenge since 2006. The Board appointed him Treasurer in September, 2015.
Joe was invited to join the Foundation Board
Joe was appointed Treasurer immediately upon accepting service on the Board.