Select Bios


The Oklahoma Museums Association is one of the most active state museum associations in the country. OMA has approximately 650 individual, institutional and affiliated/corporate members. The OMA office is located in the Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Museums Association has received the Edward L. & Thelma Gaylord Oklahoma Territory Award for Preservation of State and Local History presented by the Oklahoma Heritage Association. OMA also received a Redbud Award of Merit from the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association for the social media campaign to celebrate OMA's 40th anniversary.

Dr. Bill BryansJennifer Holt

OMA President
Jennifer Holt is the Curator of Collections at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore and the Birthplace Ranch in Oologah.  She is responsible for the daily management of the collections, research library, and exhibits.

Jennifer received her BA in History from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, her MLIS in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and her MA in Museum Studies from Baylor University in Waco, TX.  Before coming to Claremore, she worked at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman.

She is currently serving as the President of the Oklahoma Museums Association’s Board of Directors and is also on the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board.

Contact Jennifer at [email protected].

Brenda GrangerBrenda Granger

OMA Executive Director
Brenda A. Granger is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Museums Association. She started in that capacity in January 2005. From 1994-2005, Brenda served as Executive Director of the Edmond Historical Society Museum in Edmond, Oklahoma. Prior to that, she was Volunteer Coordinator/Promotions Manager at the Harn Homestead Museum in Oklahoma City. Immediatley following her graduate work, she was employed by the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture and Meacham and Associates Resource Planning and Design in Norman, Oklahoma where she conducted research, completed preservation surveys and wrote historical contexts for National Register Nominations.

Brenda grew up in Oklahoma and received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in History/Museum Studies. She received museum training at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. She serves on several boards, commissions and committees.

Contact Brenda at [email protected] or 405.424.7757.

Stacy O'DanielStacy O'Daniel

OMA Administrative & Program Associate
As Administrative & Program Associate, Stacy O’Daniel is responsible for the association’s membership program and donor database; assisting with website, social media, newsletter and other marketing materials; traveling exhibit program; conference and event planning and a myriad of additional tasks.

Stacy has worked for OMA since 1994. She previously served as a Curatorial Assistant for the Red Earth Museum and was a volunteer at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Stacy graduated in 1991 from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in art history with emphasis on classical cultures.

Contact Stacy at [email protected] or 405.424.7757.