Chris Schroder has been named the next Executive Director for the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) starting October 1, 2021.
ACCO serves as a statewide clearinghouse for leadership training, educational programming, and a comprehensive array of services designed to meet the needs of its member counties.
“I’m honored to be selected as the next Executive Director of ACCO by the ACCO Board of Directors,” Schroder said. “Thank you to Gene Wallace for his leadership these last 6 years and I look forward to representing the 231 county commissioners across this great state.”
In this position, Schroder will oversee educational and training programs for county commissioners, legislative advocacy, both the worker’s compensation and property and liability insurance pools, as well as engaging in issues and challenges facing counties.
Schroder began his career with ACCO in 2000 as an intern. From 2001-2010, he played professional baseball with the Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, and Florida Marlins organizations.
In 2010, Schroder transitioned back to county government working for the OK Cooperative Circuit Engineering Districts Board, where he has worked the last 11 years.
Schroder is a native of Okarche, OK, where he graduated high school in 1997 and later received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Oklahoma City University in 2001. Schroder is also a member of the Guthrie Public Schools Board of Education. He and his wife, Tammy, live in Guthrie with their two daughters.