Chip Carter is the President and CEO of Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School, a rigorous private college preparatory high school for families of limited economic means. Last May Cristo Rey OKC graduated its first class. All 56 students were accepted into at least one four-year college or university and collectively they had $13M in scholarships. 93 percent of our current 67 seniors have been accepted to at least one four-year college.
Now in their fifth year with 245 students in grades 9-12, Cristo Rey OKC continues to integrate a Corporate Work Study Program with local business that prepares graduates to succeed in college and in life. It is the 33rd school in a national network of 38 schools and is currently located on the campus of OSU-OKC.
Chip has had a varied professional career spanning multiple industries over the past 25-plus years. A veteran of dozens of political campaigns, Chip served on Steve Forbes’ 1996 presidential campaign and was the campaign manager for Oklahoma’s successful Right to Work campaign in 2001. He then moved into real estate development, focusing on the aerospace industry, and later worked in investor relations and public relations.
Chip is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a member of the Economic Club of Oklahoma, a member of Rotary Club 29, a member of the Board of Advisors for both the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the South Oklahoma City Chamber, and is a past President of the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City. He earned his BA in Philosophy from Kenyon College in 1991.
Chip is married with two children in college and another in high school. He is active at Christ the King Catholic Church, and he enjoys watching his children play sports, going pheasant hunting, and discussing politics.
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Jerrod Shouse is the president of Shouse Consulting, a government relations and business development consulting firm in Oklahoma City. He previously served on the staff of Governor Frank Keating, and he later served as the university press secretary and spokesman for the University of Oklahoma.
Jerrod has served on the boards of the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Arts Institute Foundation, the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City, and is currently president-elect of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
Jerrod has been a member of our club since 2010, and has served as a club director and a Club 29 Foundation director. He was Rotarian of the Year in 2014 and he served as our president during the past Rotary year.