Movers + Shakers

Strong women making a difference

Tulsa is more vibrant than ever thanks to energetic and innovative leaders like the women selected for this year’s Movers & Shakers including Deputy Mayor Amy Brown, manufacturing trailblazer Stephanie Cameron, professional development coach and banker Becky Fields and "Tulsa Police Officer of the Year" Lieutenant Jennifer Murphy. Combining their work talents with their service to the community, you will find each person’s story inspiring.

Amy Brown - Deputy Mayor of Tulsa

Amy Brown is the deputy mayor for the City of Tulsa and manages the administrative and public safety support divisions. She also leads the Physical Investigation Committee for the City of Tulsa’s 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre graves investigation.

Prior to her current role, Brown served as Mayor Bynum’s deputy chief of staff. She also worked for Mayor Kathy Taylor and the Tulsa City Council before obtaining her law degree from The University of Tulsa. Today, Brown is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and serves on the board of directors for the Community Service Council and the TYPROS Foundation.

“I love that Tulsa has big city offerings with low barriers to opportunity,” said Brown. “I am most proud of the times when our team at the city has come together to protect our community in times of emergency.  We did it during the 2019 flood, and we’re doing it today in response to COVID-19.”

Brown’s highest priority is to find the remains from the 1921 Race Massacre. She said, “We have a responsibility to investigate, share the truth about what happened, and reintern those who lost their lives with respect.” She also hopes to continue the use of data and innovation to improve the services we deliver to Tulsans. 

When asked about working at the city, she said, “Working alongside Mayor G.T. Bynum is a master class in leadership. He does the right thing even when it isn’t popular, and he’s willing to stand up for and explain his decisions.

Stephanie Cameron - Manufacturing Trailblazer

Stephanie Cameron leads community relations for AAON, a global manufacturer commercial HVAC products. Her role includes managing volunteerism, philanthropic giving, government affairs, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to this role, Cameron held positions as community affairs director at APSCO Manufacturing and corporate market director for the American Heart Association.

Today, Cameron serves on the boards of Leadership Oklahoma, Resonance Center for Women, Sustainable Tulsa, Oklahoma Academy, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, Manufacturing Institute, Leadership Exchange Academy, Tulsa Area Manufacturer’s Association and Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance.

She is also a founding member of the Oklahoma Women in Manufacturing and the first Women in STEM Awards in Oklahoma, and a gubernatorial appointee to the Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development.

“I am most proud of establishing AAON employee resource groups, offering more educational opportunities on-site and preparing more of our team members serve on nonprofit boards, committees and at events,” said Cameron.

After attending the University of Georgia, Cameron moved to Tulsa to join a friend working here. After 12 years, Cameron has become an integral part of the philanthropic and manufacturing sectors of the city.

“I think I can make the most impact through projects that fill a gap or create a pathway that hasn’t existed before. I am working on a partnership between AAON, Webster High School, Workforce Tulsa, Goodwill Industries and Modus that is creating economic opportunity for students in west Tulsa,” Cameron said. She will also be working with the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance on its free summer programming for kids and their teacher externship program.

Becky Fields - Banker and Professional Development Coach

Becky Fields is the vice president of private banking at Mabrey Bank, founder of Positive on Purpose - a professional and personal development company, and president of the Rotary Club of Tulsa - the local chapter of an international service organization. She has served on the boards for Picture in Scripture Ministries, Child Abuse Network, Integris Hospital Foundation and the Grove Education Foundation for Excellence.

Fields’ career in banking has spanned two decades with roles including commercial lending, private banking, chief lending officer and president. Fields moved to Tulsa six years ago from Grand Lake. She  earned her finance degree from OU and attended the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Her passion is to lead, coach, and help high performing women in business create powerful strategies and systems so they can up-level their career, income and life. “Six years ago, I founded a professional and personal development company for women in business. We started with six executive women who came together to share goals, perspectives, obstacles and opportunities. Since then, hundreds of women have gone through my mastermind groups, workshops and seminars,” Fields said.

As president of the Rotary Club of Tulsa, Fields’ goal is to inspire Rotarians of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities to engage in the community. “I believe we are agents of change that others can look to in times of need. Rotarians have a long history of being on the front lines volunteering money and time where needed most. My goal is to let more people know that so they can join alongside in what we’re already doing in our community and around the world.”

Jennifer Murphy - Police Officer of the Year

Jennifer Murphy is a lieutenant with the Tulsa Police Department and is the 2020 Tulsa Police Officer of the Year as selected by the Rotary Club of Tulsa Above and Beyond Awards committee. Murphy is the patrol supervisor for the Gilcrease Division and has been instrument in creating reading programs for youth at-risk across the city over the past five years.

In 2016, Murphy first established a summer reading program for children residing in high crime neighborhoods. In 2017, she partnered with the Tulsa Housing Authority to establish a youth mentorship program, the Tulsa Police Activity League, to improve the relationship between police and children residing in government housing. In the past few years, she became the TPD liaison for the Joy in the Cause backpack program. “The backpacks contain comforting gifts and they serve as a valuable resource for officer when they encounter children in crisis situations,” Murphy said.

Recently, Murphy co-founded the citywide TPD Reading Patrol and Crime Stoppers Book Nooks to promote literacy and build relationships between the police and children residing in low income and high crime apartment complexes across the city.

“It only takes one person to cross the path of another to change their entire course in life. As I child growing up in a chaotic home environment, I often felt that I would not be able to overcome the barriers that I had faced in life." After receiving words of encouragement from an inspiring teacher, I set out on a journey to change my course in life,” said Murphy who earned a psychology degree and a Certificate in Legal Studies from The University of Tulsa.

“Over the past few years, I have been sharing more of my story in hopes of encouraging others to walk an unfamiliar path as it can lead to great things.”

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