1998 - Todd Blackwell
Monday, June 2, 2008
Christian University is proud to feature Todd
Blackwell in the Alumni Spotlights section of AlumNews. Todd graduated OC in 1998 and is currently a Consumer and Business Insights Manager for McDonald's USA LLC.
Degree(s)? Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma Christian University, Master of Business
Administration, Oklahoma City University
What are you most known for? Leadership skills at church and work
What is your biggest personal or
professional achievement so far? McDonald's
Consumer and Business Insights Manager of the Year 2007
What is your proudest moment? The day I married my wife, Jennifer Jill Blackwell
What is the biggest professional or
personal hurdle that you've overcome? Continuously
convincing a skeptical audience that the consumer is always right.
Life's motto? "If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking." -
General George Patton Jr
Your inspiration? My mother who passed away in 2005
Teamwork or fly solo? Don't have a choice in today's environment, I must do
How do you plan to self improve? Reading my bible on a daily basis. Opening my mind to the global
marketplace. Becoming less selfish.
What advice do you have for future
generations? Don't send text messages on the
job or you will get fired
Causes you support? Ronald McDonald House Charities
How do you spend your down time? Fantasy Football & Baseball, Playing tennis,
traveling the world and reading anything that has to deal with religion,
economics or investing
Passions and diversions? Passions: The desire to win. Diversions: The internet.
What are you working toward? Retiring before I am 50
How will you make your mark? I am not interested in making my mark on this world, I
am interested in making my mark with God, that is my end goal.