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OEC bids farewell to ‘The Legend’ Jack Ferrell


represent — returning capital to members, being a locally-operated business and, most importantly, demonstrating a commitment to the community. On Oct. 8, he hung up his hard hat for good, leaving behind decades of accomplishments, partnerships and memories as OEC’s go-to public relations expert. Known as “T e Legend” to his


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fellow marketing and member services colleagues around the state, Ferrell had a knack for building relationships and turning them into friendships. He served on countless community boards of directors and chaired numerous local committees throughout his career, which has spanned six diff erent decades. He was even elected to the Cleveland County Fair Board, serving as its president, and was chosen by United Way of Norman as chairman of its fundraising campaign. Needless to


or 46 years, Jack Ferrell has been dedicated to electric co-ops and what they


say, Ferrell has done and seen it all. “I remember being in OEC’s fi rst


headquarters on East Gray Street before we moved to our current location in 1974,” he said. “We only had a handful of employees and all business was handled in person and on paper. We have come a long way.” Ferrell oversaw the marketing


and member services department for over 30 years, positioning OEC as one of the most respected and well- known organizations in Norman. He was responsible for organizing the annual meeting each year, which has attracted over 7,000 people and has become one of the largest non- sporting events held in the Lloyd Noble Center. Other member services work


he directed includes community involvement and advertising, the Operation Round Up® program (he helped initiate the program in 1993), Youth Tour and other youth leadership programs, energy effi ciency and energy auditing, key accounts and this magazine, which began as a newsletter in the late 1930s. Stan Ledgerwood, who previously managed the logistics and purchasing department, now holds the position. As a retiree, Ferrell plans


to travel with his wife, Susy, and spend time with their three grandchildren. He is also looking forward to spending more time fl y- fi shing at his property


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near Branson, Mo. Wherever he goes, he will always return to Norman, where he was born and raised and has resided his entire life (with the exception of a short stint in Florida). “Jack and I have been through a


lot together,” said OEC CEO Max Meek. “He will always be a dear friend who had an immeasurable impact on OEC. He deserves to have the best retirement and we all wish him the very best.” Congratulations, Jack!


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