The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will meet Thursday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Days Inn of Altus, 2804 N. Main in Altus. Their speaker will be Davis Lewis.
Lewis is an Oklahoma success story. Despite growing up in poverty in southwest Oklahoma City, he overcame the odds and a broken home, finding faith and a passion for Oklahoma. Today has found success in the worlds of business, politics and media. Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the American Staffing Industry” by Staffing Industry Analysts, David broke into the staffing business in college, followed by a season on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. working for Congressman J.C. Watts. Today, he wears many hats including serving as an executive for the $3 billion industry giant Express Employment Professionals; where he is responsible for domestic and international expansion and has helped tens of thousands of Oklahomans land a new job. Express has grown by more than $1 billion annual sales during his executive tenure at Express – not too many leaders in Oklahoma have accomplished that.
He is also a public policy expert and the bestselling author of “The Emerging Leader: Eight Lessons for Life in Leadership”. David has also been appointed by both Governor Brad Henry and Governor Mary Fallin as an advisor on workforce and economic development matters. He is also a multi-year “40 Under 40” award winner and is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University, with graduate work at Columbia Business School. His leadership and commitment to conservative principles even led to him being featured in a documentary film produced by the Heritage Foundation.
National media has even taken note. Money Magazine, called David a “high achiever” who is “on the fast track”. He has been featured by the likes of MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Entrepreneur magazine. Believing that freedom is the best path to prosperity, he has recently founded a new organization committed to spreading conservative principles called Ignite Oklahoma.
David and his wife Jodi met at an art gallery opening and fell in love. Married since 2006, they have two sons, Bauer and Beckham. David loves his family, and David loves Oklahoma.
A meal will be served for $5 per person. Everyone is invited and all are welcome. For further information please contact Deb Davis at 471-2573.