Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends, and best practices.  The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


View picture of Chad Wilkerson Chad Wilkerson
Chad Wilkerson joined the Oklahoma City Branch Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in January 2006 as Branch Executive. In this role, he serves as the bank’s regional economist and representative in the state of Oklahoma, recruits and works closely with the branch’s board of directors and is responsible for briefing the Kansas City Federal Reserve president. He is a member of the Federal Open Market Committee on economic and business activity in the state.

Wilkerson has been with the Federal Reserve since 1998, beginning in Kansas City’s Research Department. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. He also studied economics for a year at Oxford University in England.

Wilkerson is a board member of the United Way of Central Oklahoma and Economic Club of Oklahoma. He serves on the Research Advisory Board of the State Chamber and as treasurer of the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City. He is originally from the St. Louis area and attended high school in a small town in central Missouri.


Last Updated: June 18, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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