A graduate of Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, Holly worked for over a decade in the corporate world, dedicated to enhancing eldercare and quality of life for all ages/abilities in her role in multi-state healthcare management and market development. Holly married her husband, Terry (a third generation physician from this region), and they made their home in Durant when he began his specialty training in Oklahoma State University's rural residency program. He serves both as an ER physician and as an adjunct professor for the same program today.

 

For the last decade, Holly has served Oklahoma and beyond as an effective political consultant, helping to put SE Oklahoma on the map with work for state, federal, tribal, and presidential candidates. She specializes in grassroots activist training, data-driven strategic and tactical plan development, analysis and messaging, and works to bring attention to causes that would improve communities and create stronger support infrastructures. She is very active in local causes and issue advocacy, from past service as a bridge (foster) parent and current service on the board of the Pregnancy Center of Bryan County. She and her husband are active members of Fairview Baptist Church in Durant, and they are proud parents of three, all of whom thrive at Victory Life Academy in Durant. 

 

Her focus on service for Imagine Durant is to identify and implement quality of life enhancements for all ages, from education and workforce improvement initiatives to improving healthcare outcomes and amenity access, all while preserving the close knit community connections which has already made Durant the town that her family is proud to call home.

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HOLLY GERARD