Meet our staff...
Jane Jenkins, President and CEO
Jane Jenkins is the President and CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City, Incorporated. Previously, Jane was Executive Director of the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District in Boulder, CO. With over 25 years of experience in downtown revitalization and management, Jane is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on urban issues. She is a former Chairman for the International Downtown Association Board of Directors and is also active in the International Economic Development Council, Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects and Rotary Club 29 in Oklahoma City.
She was recently honored by the Oklahoma Journal-Record as one of “50 Making a Difference”. A former high school educator, Jane was named Teacher of the Year at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton.
A.J. Kirkpatrick, Director of Operations
A.J. Kirkpatrick grew up in Wichita, KS, graduating from Baker University, spent one year at the University of Kansas (just to get the basketball tickets), before getting his dual Masters in City and Regional Planning and Geography from the Ohio State University. A.J. moved to Oklahoma City in 2005 and immediately began working in the Urban Redevelopment Division of the City of Oklahoma City’s Planning Department.
During his time with the City, A.J. was part of the Core to Shore Planning Team, overseeing the revitalization of the area strategically located between downtown Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma River, and managed the Downtown Business Improvement District. He also oversaw the completion of the Bricktown Parking Study, the Bricktown Strategic Plan, and the Urban Land Institute Core to Shore Advisory Panel.
is a proud member of Leadership OKC’s LOYAL Class 2 and is a past recipient of OKC Business’s Forty Under 40 award. He is founding member of the Oklahoma District Council of the Urban Land Institute and is currently its Programming and Initiatives Chair. In his spare time, AJ is a member of local history group Retro Metro OKC, helps out the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition with its annual Momentum art show and is active with the Edgemere School Community Advisory Board.
Jill Brown DeLozier, Marketing Director
Jill Brown DeLozier is the marketing director at Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc., and is responsible for the promotion of DOKC and its events, as well as business development, research and sponsorships.
Jill has more than 10 years’ experience in publishing, fundraising, marketing and public relations in Oklahoma City and worked for The Journal Record, American Heart Association and Oklahoma Gazette before joining the Downtown OKC team.
She volunteers with several local nonprofits, currently serves as the Chairman of Ad2OKC, and is a board member of the Oklahoma City Ad Club. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Josh, and daughter, Emily.
Cameron Brewer, Finance Director
Cameron Brewer, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, has been employed with Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. since December 2012. As Finance Director, he provides financial facilitation and oversight for DOKC, Inc. and the Downtown Business Improvement District. Cameron graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. He later graduated from the University of North Texas in December 2011, earning a Master of Public Administration with a focus in City Management. He has experience in different areas of finance as a former Credit Analyst with BancFirst and Budget Analyst with the City of Oklahoma City.
Cameron has served as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma City since May 2009 and currently serves as a member of BBBS Big League Planning Committee. Urban development has always been one of his foremost interests and he could not be happier to be in the center of Oklahoma City’s great story of growth.
Gentry McKeown, Communications Coordinator
Gentry McKeown joined the DOKC team in August 2011. As the Communications Coordinator, she oversees DOKC’s social media initiatives, coordinates the What’s Up Downtown weekly newsletter, maintains DOKC’s websites, and acts as the point of contact for media inquiries.
Before joining DOKC, Gentry studied arts management and music at Oklahoma City University and earned her B.S. in 2006. In college, she discovered she had a knack for writing and communications. She honed those skills while working for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, where she wrote and edited an external newsletter and designed a number of brochures and marketing materials.
Gentry is the Secretary for Ad2 Club, an Urban Neighbor and a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City. She enjoys discovering great new places to eat, happy hour-ing with friends and keeping it local.
Elizabeth Newton, Event Coordinator
Elizabeth Newton is the Event Coordinator, and newest addition to the team, at Downtown OKC, Inc. She is responsible for planning and coordinating all of the pieces that go into many of the iconic events produced by DOKC.
Originally, Elizabeth hails from North Carolina and came to Oklahoma City in 2006 to attend Oklahoma City University. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Business from OCU, she was asked to be the manager for the inauguration for the University’s newest president, Robert Henry. Most recently, she served as the Special Events Coordinator for the Myriad Gardens.
After many years of fundraising and volunteering for various children’s health organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Memphis, Tennessee, Elizabeth is excited to serve on the Innovative Board for CMN Hospitals and Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Elizabeth is very passionate about the local businesses and restaurants in Oklahoma City and is thrilled to be a part of the excitement downtown!