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May 1, 2013

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Marcum joined Devon in 1995 where he held the position of vice president and controller.

Prior to joining Devon, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick (now KPMG LLP) as a senior auditor. Marcum is a certified public accountant and is a member of the Oklahoma State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

A native of Pauls Valley, he is committed to enhancing the community and served on numerous boards and committees. He is on the East Central University Foundation Board of Trustees, Purcell Board of Education, Oklahoma River Boathouse Foundation and the Petroleum Club.

Marcum also serves on the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s board and is on the organization’s fundraising cabinet. He also serves on the Allied Arts fundraising cabinet and MAPS 3 subcommittee. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and has served on the YMCA’s board of directors.

Last summer, he served as a mentor to high school students in ECU’s Oklahoma Business Week Camp.

Marcum’s wife is Jana, a 1988 ECU graduate. They have two children. Their daughter is Taylor, a graduate of Oklahoma State University,  who is currently pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy. Their son, Hunter, is studying business at the University of Central Oklahoma and is a member of the baseball team.

Distinguished Alumnus Joe Steven Stokes (posthumous) was a longtime advocate for the state’s disabled before his death at the age of 62 on Jan. 10, 2013. He was director of the state Office of Disability Concerns and was appointed to that position in 1989 by then-Gov. Henry Bellmon.

Stokes was disabled in 1967 at the age of 17 when he suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident. He graduated from ECU in 1973 and was hired as a counselor at ECU for its special services program. He also went on to earn a master’s degree in 1974.

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