March 28, 2017 – REI Oklahoma Names Development Manager

REI Oklahoma is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Patton to the role of Development Manager, reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development.  In this role, Tim will be responsible for:

  • Developing alliances with other organizations
  • Diversifying and developing donors
  • Coordinating grants and foundation applications
  • Working to enhance fundraising efforts
  • Coordinating fundraising revenues

Tim has served in leadership roles within the healthcare field and has managed both private and public organizations. Tim also has experience as a small business owner and understands the importance of the contributions they provide to our economy.


“Having grown up in Oklahoma I’ve seen how government and private business can work together to create jobs and opportunities. Over the years as a small business owner, and as a leader of both private and public organizations, I understand the value of creating strategic partnerships. In my role as Development Manager at REI Oklahoma, my goal is to create new alliances that will increase our ability to serve the entire state of Oklahoma.”


A father of three, Patton grew up in Southern Oklahoma, where he met his wife Kristin. Both attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Patton family is proud to be involved in the community through the Durant High School Band Boosters, Fusion Bible Church, FCA and other local organizations.


A non-profit economic development firm, REI Oklahoma offers services statewide.  REI Business Lending collaborates closely with local lenders to help entrepreneurs navigate through business lending resources and programs.  For women-owned businesses and minority-owned enterprises, REI Women’s Business Center and REI Native American Business Centers offer unique training, as well as technical assistance and access to capital.  Additionally, REI Down Payment Assistance provides support to potential homeowners.  REI Oklahoma leverages the New Markets Tax Credit program to attract new investments into Oklahoma and create needed jobs in underserved communities.  Within its Durant headquarters, REI Commercial Facilities offers work space for visionaries and problem solvers.  Follow REI Oklahoma on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.