Class of 2006
Chief of Staff, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s Office
Although alumnus Jarred Brejcha (BA ’06) was a student-athlete at The University of Tulsa, it was his college experience after football that helped define his career today. While attending college, he worked on several local and state campaigns – a precursor to his current role as chief of staff for Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett.
As director of Bartlett’s administration, Brejcha manages operations and staff, serves as policy advisor to the mayor and oversees implementation of the mayor’s goals and priorities to keep the city moving forward.
To date, Brejcha’s public policy involvement includes work in all levels of government, serving as an aide to local and state officials and enjoying success as a member of several bi-partisan initiatives. Before accepting a position in Bartlett’s administration in 2011, he worked as communications director and leadership assistant to President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman in the Oklahoma State Senate. During his time at the state capitol, Brejcha played a key role in policy and message development for the Senate Republican leadership team.
Although Brejcha did not begin his college career at The University of Tulsa, he’s thankful to call the school his alma mater. He graduated from Jenks High School and studied for one semester at the University of Arkansas before transferring to TU and majoring in political science. After returning to Tulsa, he was invited to join the Golden Hurricane football team as a walk-on and played one season before turning his attention to local and state policy campaigns.
“TU is very good about encouraging students to make a real impact in their communities and the world,” Brejcha said. “That gave me a real head start and made a big difference in my career.”