Brenda Jones Barwick, APR
Brenda, President of Jones PR, is a rarity – especially in America’s heartland. She has 35 years of public relations experience at the highest levels in Washington, D.C. politics, European diplomatic relations and with Fortune 500 companies.
In Washington, D.C., Brenda was a writer in the White House West Wing for President Ronald Reagan Administration, who later appointed her to the Foreign Service. She served at the American Embassy in Switzerland coordinating ambassadorial-level diplomatic events and developing public outreach initiatives to advocate free enterprise and democratic principles. During President George H.W. Bush’s term, Brenda served on a Presidential Commission at the U.S. State Department that advised the President on foreign aid structure.
After 15 years in Washington, D.C. and Europe, Brenda became Vice President of Public Relations for the Southwest’s sixth largest advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen, where she planned and coordinated campaigns for the Dallas Cowboys and Six Flags.
Mick Cornett is a writer, public speaker and business entrepreneur as well as a former mayor and broadcast journalist. Mick provides strategic marketing, communications consulting and thought leadership counsel to executives, businesses and organizations in Oklahoma and across the country.
“Mayor Mick” served as Oklahoma City’s mayor from 2004 to 2018, making him Oklahoma City’s longest-serving mayor and the first to win four elections. His major accomplishments include helping secure Oklahoma City’s first major league sports team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the passage of MAPS 3, a $777 million quality-of-life infrastructure program to continue the city’s transformation.
Mick earned a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and his MBA from New York University.
Taylor Ketchum serves as the director of The Oklahoma 100. She is a leading content marketing expert who uses her experience and knowledge of online media and social media to develop an effective messaging strategy for each issue while overseeing the long-term production of The Oklahoma 100.
Taylor graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a B.S. in mass communications, public relations and advertising. During her free time, Taylor enjoys reading, crafting, sewing and helping her husband who coaches soccer at a local high school in OKC. Together they have two daughters, Selah and Logan.
Ashley Glass serves as the account executive over The Oklahoma 100 helping oversee the editorial planning and strategy alongside the editor. She is a content marketing specialist who produces editorial and social content, assists in the planning of each issue and keeps her eyes and ears open for intriguing stories happening in Oklahoma.
Ashley graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in strategic communications in 2017. When she has downtime, she enjoys attending concerts, hiking, traveling and catching up on Netflix.
Carolyn Taylor serves as the editor of The Oklahoma 100. Managing, planning and strategizing the content of each issue, she looks for captivating events and engaging stories to share with Oklahomans statewide. Additionally, she works with members in the community to help tell the stories of Oklahomans through strategically-placed articles and videos to ensure they’re seen as thought leaders in their respective industries.
Carolyn graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in public relations. Carolyn likes spending her free time reading, running/hiking through Oklahoma and traveling.
Jack Phillips serves as a weekly contributor to The Oklahoma 100. He has a background in higher education communications, with experience in digital marketing, content creation, media relations and event planning.
Jack has an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and a B.S. in strategic communications from Oklahoma State University. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Jack is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation.
Jeanine Bertou serves as co-editor and a weekly contributor to The Oklahoma 100. She enjoys writing about her passion for professional growth and historical facts. Her background includes media relations, social media coordination and consumer marketing.
Jeanine graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in corporate communications and a minor in marketing in 2020. Jeanine enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and watching TV shows during her free time.
Jamesha Byes serves as a weekly contributor to The Oklahoma 100. She has a background in organizing and hosting sponsored events, curating social media content, crafting flyers and brochures and advanced planning events.
Jamesha graduated from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a degree in communication. She enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with family and friends in her free time.