Rebecca Bennett describes herself as “all in” when it comes to helping her clients, children, and her community. As the owner of a successful advertising and production company and a former television anchor and reporter, she endeavors to find ways to put her talents to use, in promoting local non-profits.
Rebecca says one of her all-time favorite community events was putting together a benefit concert benefitting both The Adoption Center of Northeast Oklahoma and The Child Abuse Network. The concert idea was borne from participating in Leadership Tulsa, and a phone call from the late, great Wayman Tisdale.
“He wanted to put on a concert to help Oklahoma’s children, and we did,” she said. “It was one of the most wonderful nights, raising awareness about the two nonprofits and raising thousands of dollars.”
Rebecca successfully balances life as a wife and mother of three, while building her successful advertising and production agency. Saying, “it’s a delicate balance, but a very rewarding one”.
Rebecca has been awarded the prestigious Woman of Distinction award for her volunteer and board service. She is a Leadership Tulsa Paragon Award Nominee, American Red Cross Volunteer Hero, and an Oklahoma Association of Broadcasting award winner. Rebecca is also a three-time collegiate national champion in gymnastics.
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Chair/Stanfield & O’Dell
I’ve recently come to a realization about myself that the people I hold with the highest respect are those who inspire me to be a better person. Business success, incredible athletic ability, or a sharp mind are great, but the ability to have compassion for people is the most important quality I see in people.
With that said, the work done at Counseling & Recovery Services had a tremendous appeal to me. I actually had no intention of joining a board at the time, but when I approached Executive Director Bryan Blankenship about volunteer opportunities, a position was open, and I joined in December 2016, and I am thrilled to be a part of the organization and help out in whatever ways I can.
I am an audit supervisor for Stanfield & O’Dell. I’ve been with the firm for six
Along with serving on the Counseling & Recovery Services Board of Directors’ Finance and Community Relations and Resource Development committees, I have also served on the Young Professionals Board for Emergency Infant Services, where we developed a new annual fundraising event and manage the City Wide Baby Shower. This summer, I am also currently planning a new fundraising event involving a 5K run.
I lived in Arkansas from birth until graduating from the University of Arkansas, and I have been in the Tulsa area ever since. I’ve been married seven years. My wife is a yoga instructor and teaches several places around town. I stay involved in fitness through strength training, yoga, and sports when I can.
For the past two years, I’ve been a part of the Hex House cast, where I play a butcher. My wife and I went to an audition almost as a joke, and since then many of the cast members are almost family to us. Taking a job scaring people until well after midnight was not something I expected to do in my 30s, but October has become one of the busiest and most fun months of the year.