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Martha A. Burger

Martha A. Burger

2019 Distinguished Alumni

B.S. Medical Technology '93

Martha Burger is the 18th president of Oklahoma City University and earned her degree in medical technology from OSU in 1973. She is a former executive in the energy industry and served as the senior vice president of human and corporate resources at Chesapeake Energy Corporation.


During her tenure at Chesapeake, the company grew from less than 100 employees to over 13,000 and was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. from 2008 until 2013. She was instrumental in creating and sustaining the company’s vibrant, unique and nationally recognized culture.


Burger is extremely active in civic and professional organizations as well as statewide initiatives. She has a long history with OCU, earning her MBA in 1992 and joining the Meinder School of Business Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor in 2011. She served as a trustee and chair of the university’s audit and finance committee. She also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2012.

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