Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business featured alumna Laura Hottel as the speaker for the spring Business Forum April 2. The lecture was held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium of the Bailey Business Center on OBU’s campus in Shawnee.
Hottel, a 1990 alumna, spoke to undergraduate students, faculty and staff on the topic, “Being Christ-Like.” She encouraged members of the audience to focus on gratitude, kindness and respect as a reflection of Christ’s redemptive work in one’s life and career.
Hottel continued by explaining the importance of faith in leadership.
“Hold on to your faith,” she said. “It sees you through in so many ways and is so important as a basis to go out, be who you need to be and lead others.”
Hottel is the director of network management in health care delivery for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma. She is responsible for the contracting of hospitals and behavioral health providers throughout the state of Oklahoma. As part of her position, Hottel provides communication and education services throughout the provider network.
She has two grown step-daughters, a 16-year-old son and four grandchildren. She is an avid reader and enjoys various athletic activities. She and her family reside in Choctaw, Oklahoma.