Oklahoma Contemporary

Trent Riley

Chief Development Officer

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Trent Riley has excelled in development and leadership positions in museums and nonprofit cultural organizations for more than a decade. As chief development officer, he leads the Development department and directs Oklahoma Contemporary’s fundraising efforts in support of its institutional mission, programs, special projects and operations.

At the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Trent contributed to generating more than $30 million in revenue over the span of eight years. He has also worked for state and local museums, providing support in historical research, interpretation and exhibition development.

Trent holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from Oklahoma State University. As a historian and author, he has contributed to numerous publications and received national recognition for his work in Publishers Weekly, as well as being named a finalist for the 2019 Oklahoma Book Award. He is a member of multiple local and national organizations and currently serves on the board of Upward Transitions. Trent also volunteers at organizations such as Positive Tomorrows, where he is a student mentor. He currently resides in downtown Oklahoma City with his wife, Blakely, and son, Archie.

Email: development (at) okcontemp.org

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Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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