CEO of Blue Bell Creameries to Speak at OBU Business Forum Oct. 14
September 26, 2022
Ricky Dickson, CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries, will be the speaker at OBU’s next Business Forum, presented by the Paul Dickinson School of Business. The event will take place Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in Bailey Business Center’s Tulsa Royalties Auditorium. His lecture, titled “Following God’s Will…. One Scoop At A Time,” will include life lessons he learned on his journey to Blue Bell and throughout his 41 years there.
Dickson graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and journalism and began his career with Blue Bell Jan. 1, 1981, as a territory manager in Dallas, Texas. He was promoted and transferred to positions with increasing levels of responsibilities many times throughout his career. In 2010, he was appointed as vice president of sales and marketing and served on the Blue Bell board of directors. In 2017, he was promoted to president, and in 2019, he was elected CEO and president of the company.
Dickson has always been involved in community organizations and continues to do so. While living in Oklahoma, he served two terms on the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He has been a Rotary Club member since 1990, was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 2009, and is past president of the Rotary Club of Washington County. He is president of Faith Mission, a local ecumenical Christian-based non-profit organization created to assist the homeless and working poor in the community and has been involved with the organization since 2006. A member of the Dairy Products Institute of Texas board, Dickson also serves as ice cream board chair for the International Dairy Food Association. He was ordained as a deacon at the First Baptist Church in San Antonio in 1987 and is now the chair of deacons at Central Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas.
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