The Oklahoma Senior Games recently elected a new President, Fredric George Taylor, from Claremore Oklahoma. Mr. Taylor is an experienced executive level manager and has over forty years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. Recently George retired from the State of Oklahoma. He served as the Director of Finance, Human Resources Director and as the Interim Executive Director of Oklahoma Educational Television (OETA).
George is from Claremore, Oklahoma, graduated from Claremore High School, he is a Native American Indian of Chickasaw, Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) extraction. He also attended Oaks Indian Mission. He received his BBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma in 1979. Subsequently earning a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma Christian University in 2013.
Intensely involved in athletics, he is an avid athlete, has competed in tournament tennis, cliff diving, motorcycle road racing, running and triathlons. He has run a 9.8 second hundred-yard dash and at age 50 completed a 5,000-meter run in sixteen minutes.
When asked about what he would hope to do to help the Oklahoma Senior Games, Taylor commented, “My desire is to assist people with creating a program to improve and maintain their overall health. I view overall health as a wheel; a continuum that is supported by six distinct yet interconnected spokes or pillars that are influenced by your life’s endeavors. Those six pillars consist of your spiritual health, emotional health, educational health, financial health, physical health and most importantly, mental health. There must be a fluid balance among the six pillars for your overall health to thrive.
Taylor went on to say, “The Oklahoma Senior Games will most certainly provide a resource for people to reach and exceed their overall health and wellness goals. I am excited to be a member of and to promote the mission and vision of the Oklahoma Senior Games.”
According to Kathleen Fitzgerald, Executive Director, “As President, George Taylor’s financial analytical abilities will be especially valuable as OSG moves toward having a compensated staff. He will offer advice and guidance with our Treasurer, Becky Carter in budget and financial matters and be the person leading OSG forward promoting sports and fitness for seniors in Oklahoma.”