Oklahoma Employers:

Join the Veteran Employer Network and make a difference in the lives of Oklahoma Veterans.

We allow individuals, companies, and organizations to join the network. If interested in joining, please contact the OKVA Veteran Employment Committee Chair at denise@denisereid.com


Why hire veterans? We produced this quick video in 2021 to showcase the benefit of veterans in the workplace.

Oklahoma Veteran Employer Network is a collaboration between the Community Service Council (CSC), Oklahoma Veteran Alliance, The City of Tulsa, DR Consulting, Key Personnel and Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs. The network was created to identify and build an employer network of organizations interested in recruiting, hiring and developing veterans in the workplace.

The Oklahoma Veteran Employer Network was launched with a statewide survey at the Governor’s Veteran Symposium in October 2017. CSC and partners developed the scoring rubric and survey process to then carefully identify and recognize Veteran Employer “Champions” from within the network.

Contact Information: Pete Luitwieler, Community Service Council | 918-630-1891 | pluitwieler@csctulsa.org

Join the Network

Oklahoma Veteran Employer Network offers employers peer-to-peer programming and networking to learn how best to support veterans in their workforce while meeting the needs of their organization. Our network is open to any organization that has an interest and/or desire to employ veterans, and adds value to organizations through the sharing of best practices, tools and resources for building a veteran-ready culture. Email Pete Luitwieler if you have questions. View our full membership directory here.

Support We Provide for Employers

Veteran Outreach
Veteran Recruiting Resources
Benefits/Supports for Veterans
Military Skills Transfer to Corporate
Relocation Services/Assistance
Training for Staff

Become a Champion!

Veteran employers in the network who meet the six criteria below
qualify to be recognized as a Veteran Employer Champion.

Criteria for Recognition

Veteran Recruiting & Hiring
Veteran Resource Groups, Onboarding Program or Buddy Program
Veteran Program and Community Support
Veteran Employee Resources and/or Supports
Veteran Executive Sponsor Leading Veteran Strategies
Guard and Reserve Employee Supports

2021 Employer Survey Results

In fall 2021, we finalized the results for the fourth year of the Veteran Employer Champion Survey, completed by 93 employers. The survey encourages employers to continually take intentional steps to ensure they are creating a veteran-ready workplace to be recognized as a champion, as well as gives them a platform to share their best practices and strategies for supporting veteran employees.

Click here to view more details on the best practices and resources shared by employers in 2021 on how they support, hire and retain veterans in the workplace.

Click here for survey results and best practices gleaned from the 2021 survey.

Veteran Employer Champions

2021 Champions

• AAON, Inc.  
• AB ONE- Oklahoma 
• Baker Hughes 
• Barracuda Staffing Inc. 
• Berryhill Fire Protection District  
• BOK Financial 
• City of Tulsa 
• Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 
• Goodwill Industries of Tulsa, Inc. 
• Lowe’s Home Improvement  
• Lumen Technologies Inc. 
• Melton Truck Lines 
• NextOp Inc. 
• Northeastern State University 
• Oklahoma Employment Security Commission 
• Oklahoma State University 
• ONE Gas 
• ONEOK, Inc 
• Public Service Company of Oklahoma 
• Rapid Application Group LLC 
• Southern Nazarene University 
• Spirit AeroSystems 
• The Coffee Bunker

2020 Champions
• American Electric Power/Public Service of Oklahoma
• Baker Hughes, a GE company
• Barracuda Staffing, Inc.
• Berryhill Fire Protection District
• City of Tulsa
• Goodwill Industries of Tulsa
• Lowe’s Home Improvement
• Lumen
• Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
• ONE Gas
• ONEOK, Inc.

2019 Champions
• American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma
• American Technologies
• Baker Hughes, a GE company
• Berryhill Fire Protection District
• Chesapeake Energy Corporation
• City of Tulsa
• Enterprise Holdings
• Goodwill Industries of Tulsa
• Lowe’s Home Improvement
• Melton Truck Lines, Inc
• NextOp Veterans
• ONE Gas
• ONEOK, Inc.
• Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

2018 Champions
• American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma
• Baker Hughes, a GE Company
• Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
• CenturyLink
• Chesapeake Energy
• Enterprise Holdings
• FlyingTee
• Goodwill Industries of Tulsa
• Lowe’s
• Northeastern State University
• Spirit AeroSystems
• Tactical Electronics

Special thank you to the City of Tulsa Mayor’s Office, Key Personnel and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for supporting our mission!

In 2020, 13 companies were recognized as Veteran Employer Champions.

In 2019, 14 companies were recognized as Veteran Employer Champions.

In 2018, 13 companies were recognized as Veteran Employer Champions.