Who's Who of Top Executives

Willard James Tillman Sr.

Title: Executive Director
Company: Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc.
Location: Forest Park, Oklahoma, United States

Willard James Tillman Sr., executive director of the Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in agricultural advancement.

Mr. Tillman has dedicated his career to the economic advancement of Oklahoma’s rural communities by providing assistance to local farmers and ranchers through outreach programs with the Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc. He began his career as a market development coordinator III for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, holding the position from 1995 to 2000. Supplementing his professional career, he is proud to have served on the board of the Rural Coalition and considers advocating for the state’s farmers to be an honor.

Celebrating his 20th anniversary with the Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc, Mr. Tillman is most proud to have hosted conferences over the course of his career to bridge the gap between the United States Department of Agriculture and the needs of local farmers. He hopes to break down barriers of discrimination and encourage more people to participate in the organization’s programs. For his contributions in the field, he has been presented with the State and Humanitarian Award by the State of Oklahoma. Looking toward the future, he aims to take up a consulting role within the field. Above all, his goal is to be remembered by his peers as a person who is straightforward, honest, and trustworthy.


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