STILLWATER, Okla. (September 26, 2019) - Our YPS360 Highlight this month is Jonathan Udoka. Jonathan founded Udoka Law six years ago and has served the community as an attorney. Jonathan is an active member on the YPS board as well as serves on many other boards for the city of Stillwater and Payne County.
First Job Out of School: Assistant Manager - Walgreens
Career Highlights: Moved back to hometown Stillwater in 2015; represented client in published Oklahoma Supreme Court win in 2016; launched Redbud & Co. in 2018
Volunteer Activities: United Way of Payne County board; YPS board; Frontier Rotary board; Will Rogers PTA board; Downtown Stillwater Association nonprofit committee
What do you think about Stillwater: "I had fun growing up and Stillwater, and I’m glad to be raising my family here. I think we are at a point where our community needs to decide whether to grow or shrink. Either we will embrace more cohesive urbanism to attract the more mobile workforce of the emerging generations, or we will try to move backwards and find the small-town Stillwater that we remember. Throughout our history, we have always had to fight to make this a great place to live, from rerouting the rail lines to securing the university and many more things. I hope we continue to fight with a view towards securing our future while remembering our past."
Best Piece of Advice Given Regarding Your Career: "Keep showing up."
"I’m honored to be named among this particular class of emerging leaders. I hope someday to add as much value to the community as other Leaders Under 40 have."
Favorite Restaurant – I’m still naming 1907.
Favorite Business Book – Rework
Best Stillwater Hidden Gem – The Botanical Gardens; it’s a great place to escape
Favorite Vacation Spot – Haven’t had much time for vacation but Branson for the kids; not sure I’d survive driving much farther with 4 kiddos
Best Place for Wings – I’m no expert, but the breadth of selection at Buffalo Wild Wings is impressive.