We've assembled a one-of-a-kind team of ambitious professionals with experience working for top-flight political consulting and public relations firms, major news media outlets, Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.
Driven by youthful energy and a zest for winning, Rex is one of the fastest growing full-service public relations firms in Oklahoma. Our shared love of community and commitment to service, create a meaningful backdrop to our professional lives.
Ryan Rex, CEO
In his role as CEO of Rex PR, which he founded in 2003, Ryan is responsible for setting the strategic path for the agency and its clients. APR-accredited by the Public Relations Society of America, Ryan has broad experience in communications and is a battle-tested professional who has advised some of the nation’s most prominent individuals, organizations and corporations. He is known for his ability to quickly assess a situation and develop a strategic and idea-infused roadmap that advances his clients’ goals.
Ryan began his career at a leading political media firm in Washington, D.C. He directed the paid media strategy for several winning campaigns and became the youngest person ever to receive a Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants, honoring the nation's best statewide television ads. He also worked as the director of communications for an Internet-based start-up in New York City, an experience that is reflected in his firm’s focus on helping entrepreneurs and other fast-moving organizations.
Known for his love of politics, Ryan was called upon in 2004 to help Republicans engineer a majority in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for the first time since 1920, a historic and successful effort that included leading all paid media efforts in more than 20 key races across the state. More recently, Ryan produced the final television ad in Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s tough 2009 election bid, helping achieve a comfortable nine-point margin of victory.
In 2005, Rex was named "Public Relations Professional of the Year" by the Tulsa Chapter of PRSA. He has since been honored multiple times on a local and statewide basis as a top businessman under the age of 40.
Nicole Morgan, Director of Accounts and Operations
A first generation American and APR-accredited by the Public Relations Society of America, Nicole Morgan leads the Rex PR team to ensure quality work is delivered to the firm’s clients. In addition, she is responsible for the planning and implementing Tulsa media relations and public relations campaigns for many of Rex PR’s high profile clients. And with a niche in technology, it’s no surprise Morgan has been successful in obtaining nationwide press for clients like Avansic, eLynx Technologies and the TU Institute for Information Security (iSec).
In addition to landing articles in the “Washington Post,” “Baltimore Sun” and the “Los Angeles Business Journal,” Morgan’s efforts have won numerous awards, including the 2007 SilverLink Best of Show and 2009 Young Professional of the Year from the Public Relations Society of America.
Morgan’s passion for Tulsa public relations began the day she started her degree at Oklahoma State University. Eager to understand the inner workings of the newsroom, she worked as reporter for the nationally-recognized “Daily O’Collegian” and was recognized with a Governor’s Disability Employment Award of Excellence for her coverage of disabilities awareness.
During her time at Rex, Morgan’s inherent ability to multitask has given her the opportunity to lead a variety of large-scale projects, including projects as a Tulsa event planner drawing more than 60,000 people, product launches and rebranding initiatives. Her eye for success has helped Rex PR garner more than 25 awards over the last six years, including three Best of Show designations and the 2009 Public Relations Society of America Young Professional of the Year.
She currently serves as President of the Public Relations Society of America Tulsa chapter, a board member and Barre Society chair for the Tulsa Ballet, and the communications chair for Heritage United Methodist Church. She is also a graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class 39.
Tom Droege, Account Supervisor
A former award-winning journalist, Tom Droege brings top-notch writing skills and intimate knowledge of Tulsa media relations needs and behavior, as well as strong relationships with reporters, editorial boards and producers in the Tulsa market. At Rex PR, he leads some of the firm’s highest profile clients, including The University of Tulsa and PLANiTULSA, which is the City of Tulsa’s update to its comprehensive plan. On a daily-basis, he works closely with our Tulsa graphic designer, Tulsa Web developers, strategists and other staff members to execute communication solutions for a variety of Oklahoma clients.
Tom previously worked for a Fortune 500 energy company where his communication responsibilities for the construction of multi-state pipeline projects included community outreach, public hearings, open houses and Oklahoma media relations. Working in collaboration with investor relations professionals, landmen, engineers and other specialists, he developed media kits, news releases, key messages, presentations and other external and internal communication materials to support these large-scale and often controversial infrastructure projects.
As a former media professional with subsequent years of experience working in Tulsa public relations, Tom is adept at “managing the story” during circumstances when opponents to a project create confusion or misinformation. He has excellent rapport with the local press and has, on numerous occasions, provided expert third party sources to bring balance to reports. In addition to his Oklahoma media relations capabilities, Tom has spent significant time in previous projects garnering the support of local elected officials, community leaders, editorial boards and other potential advocates.
As a staff writer for the Tulsa World in 2006, Tom won the Division A/Sweepstakes award from the Associated Press for in-depth reporting on a decades-long migration of undocumented workers from Zacatecas, Mexico to Tulsa. He covered a variety of beats as a reporter, including business and breaking news. His enterprise pieces frequently appeared on A-1 and were regularly picked up by wire services. In addition, Tom was a stringer for Dow Jones News and a freelance writer for the Oklahoma Gazette as well as for various industry publications and Web sites.
Greg Rex, Creative Director
Greg leads creative projects and graphic design duties ranging from advertising, identity materials and Web site design to publications, printed collateral and packaging. He kicks out the walls on conventional thinking and hatches creative products that grab the attention of our clients’ audiences. Greg’s work has won top honors from the Public Relations Society of America and American Advertising Federation among others.
Erin Jacobs, Account Coordinator
Erin Jacobs supports the Rex account management team with a focus on creative and social media projects. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with an emphasis in Business.
Jacobs was a PR Account Lead and Leadership Council member at the Lindsey+Asp student-run agency at OU’s Gaylord College of Journalism. She led the Fort Sill account, which earned one of the largest contract agreements in student-run agency history. One of Jacobs’ blog posts about the agency was featured on Culprwit, the blog of a former Partner/Managing Director at a national PR firm.
She has served as Webmaster, Mentor Program chair and Mr. Gaylord Pageant coordinator at OU's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America as well as the PR Chair for the Sooner Dance Company and Crimson Beat hip-hop club. Currently, Jacobs is a member of PRSA Tulsa and of Tulsa Young Professionals.
Donna Straley, Financial Manager
Donna combines a broad range of both office management and accounting skills to provide bookkeeping services to Rex. Her goal is to provide professional accounting services, ensuring the business’ books are ready for tax returns at the end of the year.