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United Way board member earns Outstanding Corporate Leadership award

Congratulations to Jenny Brown from Phillips 66 for winning the Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award at the Women in Business Event hosted by the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce. Jenny is currently on our Board of Directors and we couldn't be more proud! Keep reading to see what Sherri Wilt, with the Chamber of Commerce, had to say about Jenny winning this award...


"Being a leader in an ever-changing large corporate environment can be a daunting job. Our next winner has worked for this major employer for the past 28 years and has successfully maneuvered the many changes the company has gone through over the years.  Always bringing her A-game to work and serving with integrity, she embodies the spirit of the company and its values. 

Today she serves as Senior Advisor of Community Engagement and is the company’s sole Corporate Archivist. She fully embraces her company’s commitment to actively support and foster the communities in which it operates. She is the liaison between the company and many area civic and community organizations, including managing company contributions to approximately 80 non-profits. She takes this role very seriously and truly understands the important work of each of these agencies and their impact on our community.

She was an integral leader of the team that executed bringing the Phillips Petroleum Company Museum to Bartlesville and the Conoco Museum to Ponca City. After three years of working with architects, display designers, and spending hundreds of hours going through company artifacts and archival materials, these world-class museums opened their doors in 2007. Over the years, she has continued to ensure the museums maintain their high quality exhibits and docent programs.

She also served as an integral member of the company’s leadership team that proposed and was awarded a $1.7MM grant for STEM Innovation Labs at all three secondary schools for the Bartlesville Public Schools. She remained involved throughout every phase of the multi-year project including serving on committees for design planning, execution and opening of the labs.

One of her impressive strengths is in connecting people to achieve success. Through her invincible spirit and effervescent personality, she helped bring together company team members with the right leaders and subject matter experts from the school district and school board to ensure the Innovation Labs were set up for success.  One of her fellow committee members wrote, “I can’t imagine having accomplished this monumental effort without her leadership and contributions.”

She is also the cornerstone for the company’s employee United Way campaign. Over the years she’s moved from planning and chairing the annual on-campus campaign to mentoring others. Under her leadership and guidance, the 2018 company campaign achieved a 7% increase in total funds raised.  She is also a key part in the success of the United Way Golf Tournament that raises nearly half a million dollars for our local United Way year over year. 

Through her efforts in 1997 to bring blood drives for the American Red Cross onto her company’s campus, countless employees have had an easy, convenient way to give blood for the past 21 years. This convenience, no doubt increased participation rates.  The Red Cross’s data for these on-campus drives only goes back to 2004, but over this 14-year timespan, these employees have donated more than 6,300 units of blood, with the potential to save nearly 19,000 lives.

She has been a board member of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce since 2013 and is the incoming board chairman for 2019-20. She also serves as secretary of the Board for the Bartlesville Regional United Way. She is a graduate of LB class 23 and has served on the boards of the Frank Phillips Home and Children’s Musical Theater.

The company VP of Technology wrote of her that “she is an exceptional role model of our company values and she is a real difference maker in our community. It is a joy to watch her mentor others, connect people and resources to accomplish big things and do it all with that welcoming smile of hers. We at Phillips 66 are very proud of her!”

This bright star   unassumingly guides others to follow, as she works tirelessly to make her company a great place to work and her community a great place to live. "