Jake Hillemeyer began his career in 2008 at the Edmond (Rankin) YMCA in the Sports Department. In 2010 he was promoted to Membership Director and served in that role until 2012, at which time he accepted a job at the University of Central Oklahoma as an Academic Advisor. After serving for a year as an advisor, Jake was promoted to the role of Assistant Registrar for NCAA Academic Eligibility. In this role he worked with 14 sports teams and over 400 student-athletes to ensure academic requirements were being met, student-athletes were proceeding toward graduation, provided guidance & coaching, while also helping to bridge the gap between administration and athletics.
In 2017, at the request of a friend, Jake accepted a job at Dolese Bros Co in the Health, Safety, & Environmental (HSE) department. He began his career as a Safety Specialist and was promoted to Field Services Manager in October of 2018. He served in this role until being promoted to Assistant Director of HSE in June of 2020. Jake remained in this position until January of 2022, when he transitioned to the role of Director, Learning & Organizational Development. He works closely with his mentor, Cheryl Ramirez, and credits her with helping him see the opportunity of this role and guiding him along the way.
Jake is married to his wonderful wife, Darby, and has a five-year-old daughter and seven-month-old son. Jake & his family reside in Oklahoma City with their black lab, Gus, and their cat, Kevin.
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