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2018 Conference Speakers

Randy Anderson, CSP

Randy Anderson is co-founder of E3 Professional Trainers…a Texas-based training firm that provides workplace and life training for individuals, teams, and companies. The training he provides is designed to help individuals improve their personal productivity and live more fulfilling lives, while at the same time, helping the companies and organizations they work for improve profitability/effectiveness. Before starting E3 in 2005, Randy spent 20 years in sales and sales management. Most of that time was spent in media sales, which gave him the opportunity to work with virtually every type of business and in every industry. It is from that experience that he draws the ideas and strategies to help his clients become more engaged in their job, be better equipped to do it, and to feel empowered to live a life of broader influence and deeper impact. In 2012, Randy achieved the designation of Certified Speaking Professional. The CSP is the highest earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and the International Speaker Federation, and is held by less than 10% of professional speakers around the world.



Charlie Price

Charlie Price is a founding partner in the public relations firm of Price Lang Consulting, which offers tailored communications solutions for organizations of all sizes.

Charlie has more than 20 years of communications industry experience and has been honored by his peers for his work in many disciplines including crisis communications, media relations, public affairs campaigns, press release writing and public service campaigns. Charlie is also an award-winning freelance writer, and his byline has appeared in numerous publications, including The Dallas Morning News, International Travel News, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Magazine, The Journal Record and The Oklahoma Gazette.

In addition to other accolades, Charlie has been recognized for his professional accomplishments and community involvement by being named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list, as a Journal Record Achiever Under 40 and The Business Times Top 20 Under 40.

Prior to founding Price Lang Consulting, Charlie served as Communications Director and Legislative Liaison for the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General.

Charlie is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. In his spare time, he likes reading shoot-‘em-up spy novels and searching for bargains at neighborhood garage sales. He also enjoys traveling, having visited 43 countries on four continents.


Emily Lang

Emily Lang is an experienced public relations expert with a background in journalism and public relations. She began her career working for the Oklahoma House of Representatives before joining the Attorney General’s Office in 2002, where she served as a public information officer and legislative liaison. In 2009, she left the AG's office to lead a gubernatorial campaign, where she managed all aspects of the campaign, including communications, fundraising, polling and outreach. She co-founded Price Lang Consulting in 2011.  Emily’s work has included charitable efforts for a variety of causes including the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Infant Crisis Services Center and the Oklahoma Safeline. In 2012, she was named to the Journal Record’s “Achievers Under 40” list and to the Business Times’ “20 Under 40” list.  When she isn’t expertly juggling client’s needs, she can be found out on the soccer field cheering on her son, Wyatt.


Tracy Petrillo, EdD, CAE

Tracy Petrillo, EdD, CAE serves as CEO for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, a start-up interprofessional medical society and as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions. Dr. Petrillo is a thought leader in adult learning, digital credentialing, educational technologies, and leadership development. She was the former Chief Learning Officer for EDUCAUSE serving the higher education IT community. Dr. Petrillo is a certified association executive (CAE) who was awarded the highest national honor, the 2016 Professional Performance Award, by the American Society of Association Executives and was named a Changemaker by MeetingsNet magazine. Tracy’s articles have appeared in CalSAE’s, The Executive, the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, ICE Digest and on LinkedIn. She speaks nationally to nonprofit, medical, corporate and higher education audiences and advises educational strategies that achieve agile, impactful workforces and create member value. A lifelong learner and active volunteer, Tracy recently completed her doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in human resource development and serves as Chair of the ASAE CAE Commission.


Clifton Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert was born in the time of legal segregation. Now a CEO, entrepreneur and Pulitzer-Prize Nominated Author, Clifton once was not allowed to use his local library. But all around him in the Mississippi Delta were the “helpers” … people who told him he mattered and helped him succeed against insurmountable odds. The author of Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that Build Strong Communities, Clifton has a powerful and moving story of how “community” transformed his life. His programs are perfect for anyone who wants to build a better community, a better organization, or a better business, and help transform the lives of others.

“I would have failed.” That’s what Clifton says would have happened had he not encountered community builders and entrepreneurial thinkers early on in his life. Though opportunities were few and barriers were plentiful, Taulbert managed to dream of success, not knowing the shape that success would take. Today Taulbert is the President and CEO of the Freemount Corporation (a human capital development company) . He works with internationally, with Fortune 500 Companies, small businesses, federal agencies, professional organizations, community colleges and K-12 leadership. Additionally, entrepreneur Taulbert is the President and CEO of Roots Java Coffee, an African-American owned national coffee brand, importing coffee from Africa.


Joe Washington

One of the most prolific running backs in Sooner history, Joe Washington answered the call for his alma mater once again, returning to Norman to serve as special assistant to the director of athletics/executive director of the Varsity O Association in May 2007. Washington, who ended his Sooner career as the all-time leading rusher in school history, returned to Norman after living and working in the Washington, D.C. area for a number of years.

In his position with the department, Washington will lead the efforts to reconnect the department with its former student-athletes as OU begins a number of outreach efforts. He also will have other administrative duties.

Washington's Sooner career was a record-setter. He finished with 4,071 yards rushing and was a consensus All-American in 1974. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting that year after helping the Sooners win a national title. He was named the NCAA Football Player of the Year and the Washington, D.C., Player of the Year in 1974. After helping OU win another national title in 1975, Washington again earned All-America honors and finished fifth in Heisman voting.

His rushing total now ranks second all-time and he is ranked third on the career touchdown list. In 2006, Washington was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame.

The San Diego Chargers made him the fourth pick of the 1976 NFL draft. He played in the NFL for 10 years with the majority of his career as a Washington Redskin. He was named Washington's most valuable player in 1981. He was also named one of the 70 greatest Redskin players in franchise history.

In 1986, following his professional football career, Washington worked for companies bearing his name when he opened Washington Consultants and Advertising. He has been very involved in charitable organizations, volunteering his time with the Maryland Special Olympics and serving as chairman of the Arundel County Association for Retarded Children. He and Julius Erving were the first full-time owners of the first minority-owned racing car in the NASCAR Busch series.

He earned his degree in journalism from OU in 1976 and in 1994 he was named a distinguished alumni of the Gaylord College of Journalism.

He and his wife, Meadow Lark, have a grown daughter, Brandy.


Janetta Cravens

Described by many of her clients as “thought provoking” and “challenging,” Janetta Cravens has been helping nonprofit leaders and executives communicate the big-picture about themselves and their organizations for more than 20 years. She is a BoardSource certified trained consultant in board governance, and a licensed consultant with the Standards for Excellence, the nation’s leading resource in nonprofit best practices. She is also a member of the Ethics Standards Committee for the national Standards for Excellence Institute.

By profession, Janetta is an executive coach, organizational developer, ordained minister, and community organizer who built her career working at the intersection of social justice and community change. But, in practice she is a mentor, leader, instructor, and analyst that believes in every person and organization with whom she works. She is gifted at identifying, training, coaching, and equipping leaders and specializes in understanding complex networks and identifying immanent workflows and strategies within the system. She has helped hundreds of executives and volunteers lead highly successful organizations. Her work around diversity, equity, inclusion, and inter-religious awareness has helped hundreds of nonprofit leaders become more effective in reaching their clients and expanding their mission.

As the Vice President of Programs for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, she oversees the consulting, professional development, and membership programs the Center offers to the 18,000 nonprofits throughout the state. She is a frequent consultant, speaker, and instructor for nonprofit professionals and boards of directors on topics of leadership and organizational development, fundraising and grant writing, nonprofit ethics and board governance, diversity and inclusion, performance management, and strategic and action planning.

She holds a post-graduate fellowship in Organizational Design and Development from the Hollifield Leadership Institute in North Carolina, a Masters of Ecumenical Theology from the University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland, a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and a Bachelors of Music from Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma. These wide-ranging efforts reflect Janetta’s commitment to strengthening community, spirited leadership, and generous heart. A native of Oklahoma, Janetta is energized to be back in her home state.