Staff and Board

Jessica Gregg – Executive Director

Jessica’s background includes 5 years of working in nonprofit and 8 years in the mental health industry. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from East Central University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jessica is also a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Standards for Excellence 2.0 and Nonprofit Management Certification program. 

Her unique background with mental health services, nonprofit management and growing up in a military family will give Jessica the necessary skills to accurately express our defense community’s needs. Increasing opportunities for our defense community will only increase the economic impact in Southeastern Oklahoma; which is the mission of McAlester Defense Support Services


President – Brad Rutledge
Vice President – Joshua Hass
Treasurer – Kirk Ridenour
Secretary – Jessica Gregg


Brad Rutledge, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
Joshua Hass, Josh Hass Insurance
Kirk Ridenour, City of Mcalester
Ross Selman, Pittsburg County Commissioner District 3
Mark Jordan, Contractor
Robert Vaughan, Infrastructure Solutions Group
Jayme Spruce-Clifton, City of McAlester
Pat Layden, Pat Layden Law Firm, PC
Gary Reasoner, Retired