During the academic year, The University of Tulsa’s Friends of Finance holds a monthly gathering during which one faculty member and one graduate student are spotlighted for their excellence and achievement. In October, the Faculty Spotlight was on Clay Holk, visiting assistant professor of practice in the Collins College of Business’ School of Finance and Operations Management.
A native of Magnolia Springs, Alabama, Holk served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army and received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. He has spent his career building bridges between the public, private, and social sectors, from developing early strategy and analytics efforts at the American Red Cross to working in investment banking for JPMorgan Chase in New York.
As Oklahoma’s inaugural grants director, Holk helped state and local governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and implement the state’s first Broadband Office, engaging public and private sector leaders on reducing the digital divide.
Holk recently graduated from the Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was awarded the Taubman Center Prize for Outstanding Research on Urban Issues and named a 2023 Emerging Changemaker by Kellogg’s Youn Impact Scholars program.
At TU, he teaches Quantitative Methods and Negotiations and Management Skills.