“Proposed New Liquor Laws”
Senator Stephanie Bice was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2014. She represents District 22 which is comprised of northern Oklahoma County and eastern Canadian County, including parts of Edmond, Deer Creek, Piedmont and Yukon.
While still in her first year in office, her leadership skills and abilities soon garnered state and national attention. Senator Bice was chosen as one of 52 legislators across the U.S. for the States Legislative Leaders Foundation Emerging Leaders Class of 2015. She was also selected as a GOPAC Emerging Leader for 2015 and received the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce Rising Star award. Stephanie was also selected as a member of the Governing Institute Women in Government Leadership Class of 2016.
Stephanie worked for eight years for her family’s technology company in a variety of capacities, including financial oversight, business strategy and marketing. Stephanie later became Vice President of Business Development for Smirk New Media, a digital marketing agency located in Downtown Oklahoma City.
Because of that experience, Senator Bice is keenly aware of the challenges small business owners face as they strive to grow their companies and is committed to ensuring no undue burdens are placed on Oklahoma small business owners.
Senator Bice is a fourth generation Oklahoman and graduated from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in International Business from Oklahoma State University.
She has previously served on the Executive Board of the Oklahoma City Chapter of American Marketing Association as well as School Advisory Board member and Chairman of the Pastoral Board for St. Eugene Catholic Church and School.
Stephanie and her husband Geoffrey were married in 1996 and are members of St. Eugene Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. They have two daughters.
Chair of the Day
Karen has 30 years’ experience managing reputations in Oklahoma. In 2012, she founded Candor which was recently ranked the second fastest-growing business in Oklahoma City by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. To date, the firm has served more than 100 clients in industries such as healthcare, education, retail, nonprofits and more.
Karen’s community involvement includes:
• American Red Cross, Board Member
• Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Board of Advisors
• Leadership Oklahoma, Graduate
• Leadership Oklahoma City, Graduate
• Leadership Tulsa, Graduate
• The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, Member
Recent Awards & Honors:
• Metro 50, Second Fastest-Growing Company in OKC – Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, 2015
• Byliner Award, Association for Women in Communications, 2014
• Board Member of the Year, American Red Cross, 2013
• 50 Making A Difference, The Journal Record, 2013
Karen is a former television news reporter and a skilled media and crisis communications coach known for providing candid counsel. She holds a Bachelor’s of Journalism Degree and a Master’s of Human Relations Degree from The University of Oklahoma. In her free time, Karen enjoys running, reading and spending quality time with her family.