Get to Know Us – Rhonda Kerr
We have the privilege of employing great people and make the continued effort to retain them. Assistant vice president Rhonda Kerr is one of our many talented and hard-working team members. She has been with TCO for 16 years. Her positive energy and care for others are incomparable. Rhonda is a native Tulsan. She has been married to husband Marlin for 37 years, has two children and two grandchildren. We are honored to work with her.
Investment Perspectives: Describe what you do at Trust Company of Oklahoma.
Rhonda Kerr: I process all incoming oil and gas revenue for over 250 accounts.
IP: What is your favorite part of this job?
RK: I’ve been in the O&G business for 37 years. It’s a roller coaster ride. Anyone who has been in this business knows you enjoy the good times (higher oil prices), and you are thankful you have a job during the bad times (lower prices). I enjoy the people I’ve meet over the years. Raylene Rogers and Anissa DeMoss have been co-workers of mine for the past 20 years. They’ve become part of my family. It’s a huge plus to make such good friends as well as co-workers.
IP: What do you like to do when you are not working?
RK: I spend time with my family. I also love to travel and sink my feet into the sand. I love the ocean!
IP: How would your friends and family describe you?
RK: My friend Mina Faye said: “Rhonda is caring, loving and giving. She is funny and loves her family.” I would hope my family would say the same.
IP: What might someone be surprised to know about you?
RK: My husband and I own a pawn shop in Owasso. Also, each year, I take a group of special needs adults to Stillwater to participate in the Special Olympics Oklahoma. This will be my 11th year as an organizer.
IP: How did you get involved with the event?
RK: My daughter, Brooke, has cerebral palsy. She has participated in the olympic games with the Owasso group since she was little. When she turned 18, I started volunteering with the group. At first, I organized a group of four special needs adults. Over the years, the group has grown and now I take 14 of them. There’s a lot of paperwork and responsibility involved with taking special needs people to such a major event, but it’s also very rewarding. All of my problems go away when I walk into that football stadium and I see thousands of kids and adults from across the state playing and having a good time.
IP: You have your hands full!
RK: Yes. Brooke is an independent adult. She works at a hospital in Owasso. But my husband and I also raise our two grandkids, Marshall and Estella, ages 7 and 4. They’re a blessing and we have so much fun together. Marshall says he wants to be a scientist when he grows up. Estella wants to be a mermaid.