President and CEO
"Manufacturing means family to me, at work as well as at home. I am passionate about following in my grandmother and mother’s footsteps in leading our successful third-generation, woman-owned manufacturing organization. It is the ability to push new boundaries, set new standards, and take innovation to the next level."
Brooke is the third woman in her family to run NPI (formerly Nameplates Inc.). She assumed the role of president in 2012, and in January 2016 took full responsibility for the company as its president and CEO. Brooke has navigated the challenging economic environment with ingenuity and advice from her late grandmother who started the company in 1973: “Failure is not an option. ‘Can’t’ is not in our dictionary.”
Under Brooke’s leadership, NPI has expanded its service and product offerings, and since 2013, invested more than $1 million in new and advanced-technology equipment. This progress, coupled with additional leadership training, marketing efforts, certifications, and rebranding, has positioned the company to be successful in the modern market.
Brooke is passionate about mentoring and giving back to others. She has become a mentor and employer for Tulsa-based Family & Children’s Services’ Women in Recovery Program, assisting women in building personal and professional skills to re-enter the workforce and maintain recovery. Brooke also has peer-to-peer mentoring relationships through her seat on the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Manufacturer’s Council. And she is a board member of the Tulsa Small Business Connection to build a mutually supportive network of small business peers and help represent the manufacturing industry in Tulsa.
NPI has a long history of giving back to the Tulsa community. The company’s three female leaders have each contributed and encouraged NPI employees to serve the community as well. From sitting on a range of boards to participating in philanthropies that support the community, Brooke is a role model for sharing talents and resources for the betterment of others.