Chad Richison has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since he founded Paycom in 1998. He has also served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1998 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in August 2016. Mr. Richison began his career in sales with a national payroll and human resources company and a regional payroll company prior to founding Paycom. He received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications—journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Richison was selected to serve on our Board of Directors based on the leadership skills, strategic guidance and experience he brings as our President and Chief Executive Officer and operational expertise from his prior experience in the industry.
While a student at Oklahoma State University AJ Griffin was asked her ambition and replied, “to have a positive impact on everyone I come in contact with”. These years later, AJ is blessed to have served her beloved Oklahoma in many capacities and continues to maintain that ambition as a leader in business and as a policy maker changing the future of our state.
As the Director of Government and Community Affairs for Paycom, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the county, AJ leads the company’s interactions with government and community groups across the country while monitoring policy impacting businesses of all types and workers in every state. She came to Paycom following six years of service as an Oklahoma State Senator and a career including years in the classroom and management positions in the hospitality and non-profit fields.
AJ’s true passion is for the children of Oklahoma. Along with her husband Trey and daughters Alex and Reagan, the Griffin family is proud to have been a foster family standing in the gap for a kiddo needing a family. AJ has been recognized by numerous organizations for her work improving the lives of children and making changes in the health and human services fields. She is proudest of her recognition by the Oklahoma Association of Youth Services as the Kate Barnard Outstanding Youth Advocate.
The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Oklahoma Center for Non-profits, Generation Citizen and the Oklahoma Academy have elected AJ to positions on their boards. Additionally, AJ is a member of Rotary Club #29 and SALLT Class #8. She serves on the Board of Directors for Human Rights for Kids, a national policy organization for juvenile justice, and the National Advisory Board for Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. AJ is a host on Radio Oklahoma Network’s Road to Rural Prosperity Podcast and a guest host on KOKC Radio.