President and Owner
Debra has over 30 years of staffing and direct-hire search experience. She co-founded Summit Recruiting, Inc. in 1998 and in 2006 took over full ownership of the company. She has grown Summit into one of the leading legal niche recruitment firms in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets and has developed the reputation for personalized, professional service to Summit’s clients and candidates. Debra is proud to be joined by her son, Braden, as they, together, grow and develop additional specialty niche areas of recruitment.
Debra is actively involved with the Tulsa Association of Legal Administrators as a Business Partner. She is also an Advisory Board Member for the Paralegal program at Tulsa Community College. Debra is actively involved in therapy work with her rescue German Shepherd, Nala, and they are Special Ambassadors for the Court Dog Team of the Tulsa County District Attorney. Debra and Nala also volunteer for PAWS for Reading with McAuliffe Elementary School's students.
Braden joined Summit Recruiting as a Recruiting Associate in 2013 and is excited to leverage his industry experience and education in the development of forefront market niches for the company. Braden has been involved throughout his life with the recruiting/staffing industry through summer employment while in school and has a strong ability to recognize and relate the vital role that recruitment of top talent plays in a fast-changing business world.
Braden is a 2013 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management. Through the development and implementation of a highly successful business module, his Integrated Business Core (IBC) team raised over $17,000 for Hearts for Hearing, a charitable organization providing cochlear implants for children in need. His New Venture Development team also qualified to compete in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Challenge and made it to the final round of competition with their business plan. During his college years, Braden was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and an active participant in charitable events and campus life.