Dr. Gary Trennepohl
Gary Trennepohl currently is a Professor of Finance and holds the President’s Council Endowed Chair in Finance at Oklahoma State University. Starting his academic career in January, 1977 he has held faculty and administrative appointments at Texas A&M University, the University of Missouri-Columbia and Arizona State University. He has co-authored two college level finance textbooks and more than 30 professional journal articles about portfolio management, investment strategies and derivative securities. He also has held several offices in professional academic organizations, serving in 1993 as President of the Financial Management Association International, the largest association for faculty and students in the finance discipline.
In 1995 he left the Executive Associate Dean post at Texas A&M to become Dean of the College of Business at Oklahoma State University. In 1999 he was asked to serve as President of the newly created OSU campus in Tulsa . After more than ten years in that position he recently returned to a full-time faculty position in the Spears School of Business at OSU with teaching responsibilities on both the Tulsa and Stillwater campuses.
A student of both the theory and practice of investments, Dr. Trennepohl has served as a consultant to pension funds, corporations, and college foundations during the past 30 years. In 1983 at the University of Missouri he began teaching financial analysis for practicing business journalists which he continues to do now through the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University . Attendees at these yearly seminars include writers for business periodicals and national news organizations, including CNBC, the New York Times, Bloomberg News, and USA Today. Since 1987 he has served on the instructional faculty for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) presenting seminars to institutional investment managers and market regulators about the use of derivative strategies to manage portfolio risk. He’s also been a regular session leader since 1989 at the yearly “Risk Management Conference” sponsored by the CBOE, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Since 1996 he has been a member of the investment committee for the OSU Foundation and held a similar role at the Texas A&M University Foundation. In 2003 he was appointed to the Affiliate Board of Directors for Oklahoma Blue Cross/Blue Shield and currently is chairman of that board. Most recently, in December, 2009, he was appointed to the Board of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System by Oklahoma Speaker of the House, Chris Benge.
Active in many civic organizations, he served for seven years on the City of Tulsa Economic Development Commission, the Metro Tulsa Chamber Board, and the Tulsa Area United Way. He’s a member of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, Leadership Oklahoma (Class XIV), and chairs the Board of The Tulsa Air and Space Museum. In 2009 he was named Tulsa Man of the Year by the Local Chapter of the American Red Cross.
After graduating with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Tulsa in May 1968 he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served on active duty from 1968 to 1974 in the U.S., Southeast Asia and Europe. He received a regular officer appointment in 1971, and was awarded the Viet Nam Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster. He earned an MBA from Utah State University in 1971 and a PhD in Finance from Texas Tech University in 1976.
He and his wife, Sandra, were married in Tulsa in 1968 and have two daughters and two grandchildren.