Defined by our response

Jonathan Small | October 6, 2017

Defined by our response

Jonathan Small

It’s said that what defines a person or organization is not the challenges they face, but how they respond.

Many remember having our July 4, 2016, ruined by the news that a part of the Oklahoma City Thunder – a part that we thought understood resolve despite obstacles – in a well-documented and much opined manner used a national holiday celebrating America’s independence as a publicity stunt to announce departure from the Thunder.

In the sports world, the events such as those of July 4, 2016, often destroy a franchise. But the Thunder has demonstrated it isn’t just any franchise.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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