The Oklahoma Magazine recently announced the 2021 40 Under 40 awards honorees, including Josh Driskell, President and CEO of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.
Driskell has served as the President and CEO for the Jenks Chamber for over 10 years, continuing to make a stark impact on the Jenks business community and city community at large.
Chair of the Jenks Chamber Board of Directors Rob Loeber, Director of Communications for Jenks Public Schools, said Driskell is incredibly deserving of this honor.
“Josh is an effective leader because of his vision and his ability to build relationships throughout the community. His knowledge of business, politics, and government allows him to effectively advocate for the people of Jenks, while advancing the mission of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce. He is fully invested in enriching his community and helping people succeed. His ability to bring people together to get things done makes him one of the most respected leaders in our community.”
2020 Chair of the Jenks Chamber Board of Directors Heather Turner, owner of Anthem Road Academy, said this recognition is well deserved.
“I’ve known Josh for almost a decade and have seen his commitment to the City of Jenks as well as surrounding communities first hand. He consistently makes an effort to build relationships with key players in business and education, while staying in close contact with civic leaders to ensure a vibrant future that represents the desires of Oklahomans.”
The below is a write up from The Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 feature.
Mixing small businesses, public affairs and community development, Josh Driskell’s job as CEO of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce is a dream come true.
His day-to-day consists of “managing an organization dedicated to promoting Jenks, Jenks’ economic development and a pro-business economy,” he says. “I work directly with economic development and government affairs.”
He says he’s most proud of two aspects of his job. “The first is the direct impact we have on the Jenks community. The other is the ability to work with incredibly dedicated and passionate professionals.” In his tenure, Driskell’s top accomplishment thus far “would be our efforts to pass bond issues that improved our city infrastructure and opened a large tract of land to development, and our work to pass a school bond that constructed a new elementary school,” he says.
Off the clock, Driskell enjoys taking road trips around Oklahoma and spending time with his family, friends and his French bulldog, Winston. A true fan of his home state, Driskell said if he weren’t in his current job, he’d “undoubtedly be a historian, most likely focusing on Oklahoma history.”