“Once you get here, the company sucks you in by taking care of you. We work hard, but we don’t feel like we’re working hard for nothing.”

– Brittney Ogans, a ten-year QuikTrip employee speaking about the company’s recent ranking (69th) on Forbes’ first list of the 100 best workplaces for millenials, based on surveys of workers 35 and younger. QuikTrip reports very low employee turnover – 13 percent, versus 59 percent for other gas stations and convenience stores (Source)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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