Metro Tech Officials, Board Member Honored as Top 40 Hispanic Leaders
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two executives and a Board of Education member of Metro Technology Centers were recently selected as recipients of the Oklahoma Hispanic Institute's Top 40 Oklahoma Hispanic Leader Award. Held during Hispanic Heritage Month, the event serves as a fundraising effort to recognize Hispanic leadership and support the community's initiatives.
Ronald Grant, Sr. Director of Business and Finance, Jessica Martinez-Brooks, Sr. Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement and Board of Education Vice President Miriam Campos were inducted into the Top 40 at a luncheon event held at the Oklahoma City Community College on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13.
With almost two decades of experience in public education, Grant has served as a teacher, principal, college recruiter, and administrator. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's in Public Administration. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Administration and Curriculum Supervision from the University of Oklahoma.
Grant is also the board treasurer for the Latino Community Development Agency and serves on the board for Bridges of Norman. Alongside his wife, Brenda Palomino-Grant, he has served countless families in Oklahoma City by volunteering, serving on committees, sponsoring scholarships and dedicating his career to helping others.
Martinez-Brooks is a dedicated professional committed to empowering underrepresented populations in education. She holds degrees in journalism from OCCC and OU. Additionally, Martinez-Brooks has worked for both of her alma maters, spanning roles in marketing, communications and community outreach at OCCC and recruitment and admissions at OU. Brooks is credited for building a more diverse freshmen class and helping the University receive recognition as one of the Top 50 Best Universities for Latinos. Martinez-Brooks also serves on various community boards, including the MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board for the City of Oklahoma City.
Alongside her role as a board member for Metro Tech, Campos serves as Vice President Community Manager for JPMorgan Chase in Oklahoma City. With over 13 years of experience in the financial industry, Campos has held several positions spanning retail banking, business banking and community and business development. Within her role, Campos is a local ambassador for JPMorgan Chase, helping to advance racial equity by supporting Black and Latino communities with tools and resources to help them improve their financial well-being.
Campos also serves on numerous non-profit boards, including the LCDA Board of Directors. She is also the Founder and President of the OKC Latino Young Professionals Association and is Board Chair for Calle Dos Cinco in the Historic Capitol Hill District, where she has led the Fiestas de Las Americas Festival and Parade for 18 years.
Metro Tech Superintendent Aaron Collins said the importance of contributions from Hispanic leaders such as Grant, Martinez-Brooks and Campos allows the District to better serve the growing Latino student population.
“I am immensely proud to congratulate Jessica, Ronald, and Miriam on this outstanding achievement,” Collins said. “These leaders bring unique insights, cultural richness, and a commitment to equity that strengthens our ability to provide quality career training. Their dedication, passion, and leadership shines brightly within our District and has significantly impacted the Latino community in the Oklahoma City Metro Area.”
- Press Release
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Two executives and a Board of Education member of Metro Technology Centers were recently selected as recipients of the Oklahoma Hispanic Institute's Top 40 Oklahoma Hispanic Leader Award.
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