Nominate Now for Oklahoma Caring Awards

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Jody Jean Dreyer has worked in 22 different roles over her 30 year career with Disney, beginning as an intern and eventually playing major roles in global projects like the opening of Disneyland Paris. She has worked with top Disney leadership, including Michael Eisner and Roy E. Disney. Dreyer is also the author of a book, “Beyond the Castle” that gives readers a peek into bringing the Disney magic into the everyday.

TULSA, OKLA.– Hospitality House of Tulsa is excited to announce a special keynote speaker who will be featured at their third-annual Oklahoma Caring Awards gala on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place. Jody Jean Dreyer, a 30-year Walt Disney Company employee who has held 22 different positions within the company, most recently as a senior corporate vice-president leading worldwide synergy and special projects, will speak to event attendees about “The Magic of Hospitality.” 

“Our community leadership will benefit from this event in many ways, including hearing from this successful Disney Executive on how our companies, big and small, can develop excellent hospitality and service in every aspect of our client and employee relations,” Sean Kouplen, who is co-chairing the Oklahoma Caring Awards along with his wife, Angela Kouplen shared.

The 6 p.m. event will honor caring individuals, businesses, churches, and healthcare organizations throughout Oklahoma who have gone above and beyond to care for others. Event festivities include the award ceremony, dinner by the DoubleTree Hotel, and an exciting live auction. With “The Magic of Hospitality” as the event theme, guests can expect to see Disney-like elements throughout the evening. Sponsors will also enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with Ms. Dreyer prior to the event.

Nominations for the Oklahoma Caring Awards are open to the public and will be accepted through Friday, Jul. 13. The online nomination form is available at Categories include Individual Caregiver, Small Business, Large Business, Church, Small Healthcare Company, and Large Healthcare Company.

“Oklahomans are known for their ability to come together in times of state, local, and personal tragedies in ways that truly help those in need.  Hospitality House of Tulsa is very excited to honor those in our community who show excellence in caring for their customers, staff, and their neighbors in compassionate ways.”, says Toni Moore, President & CEO of Hospitality House of Tulsa. 

All proceeds from the event will benefit The Hospitality House of Tulsa, a nonprofit that annually serves approximately 1,000 families who must travel to Tulsa to receive critical medical care from distances of 30-800 miles away. Rural Oklahoma families with a loved one in a Tulsa hospital often sleep in waiting room chairs or their vehicles because the unexpected cost of lodging would be a financial hardship. Hospitality House exists to provide compassionate, supportive services to meet the needs of these families.

“Attendees will learn from a national expert how to practice hospitality within their own organizations, and they will also learn how the same principals of hospitality that apply at Disney are being used right here in our community at Hospitality House of Tulsa,” says Moore.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at For more information, including sponsorships, please contact (918) 794-0088 x 205.

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