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“Goodwin and Grant is dedicated to offering the highest quality and caliber of service to our clients and it begins with the principal.” Jerry Goodwin
A native of Tulsa, Goodwin has worked in a number of capacities in the communications field ranging from newspaper publishing to education to community and public service for more than 30 years.
James G. “Jerry” Goodwin
Former associate publisher of The Oklahoma Eagle newspaper, he is presently senior partner of Goodwin &
Grant, a firm specializing in advertising, marketing, and public relations with a specialty in diversity communications.
Goodwin is also an assistant professor of journalism and mass communications at Tulsa Community College and a former adjunct professor in marketing at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Research at Langston UniversityTulsa. He formerly served as President/CEO of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, Inc.
In addition to his professional work and other interests, the native Tulsan is a member and former chairman of the board of directors of the City of Tulsa/Rogers County Port of Catoosa, and a former member of the American Red Cross Board of Governors, the governing body of the American Red Cross in Washington, D. C. Goodwin is a former trustee of the Tulsa Community Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country with $3 billion in assets.
He is former volunteer chairman of the Corporate Diversity Department at the Red Cross’ national headquarters. He is also past board chairman of the American Red Cross, Tulsa Chapter and the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League.
In 2001, Oklahoma Today magazine named Jerry as one of city’s top 51 leaders adding to the community’s “uniquely sophisticated (and) fabulous flavor.” In 2000, he received the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Advocate Award.
During his 13 years in the field of professional journalism, Jerry has been awarded recognition by the Oklahoma Press Association; American Red Cross, Washington, D.C.; National Conference for Community and Justice (formerly National Conference for Christian and Jews); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League.
He has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH), where he served as student body president in his senior year.