Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt announced today he has appointed Acorn Growth Companies CEO and Managing Partner Rick Nagel to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.
Nagel, 49, lives in Norman and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering, where he was named a Phillips 66 Scholar. As Acorn’s managing partner, Nagel leads the strategic direction of the firm and its portfolio assets which exclusively focus in the aerospace, defense, intelligence and space sectors.
“Rick Nagel is passionate about education, and his extensive knowledge of the aerospace industry and evolving economy will help ensure the University of Oklahoma is producing graduates who are qualified and ready to enter our workforce,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt.
Nagel serves on the governing board for the Aerospace Industries Association and is a corporate partner and member of the U.S. Army Association, the U.S. Air Force Association and the National Defense Industrial Association. He also serves on the executive committee for the Oklahoma State Chamber, as state president of the Oklahoma Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and as a Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Trustee.