Judy Arent-Morency is marketing director and project manager for Pace Manufacturing, a Tulsa, Okla., firm that specializes in the design and manufacture of electrical and instrumentation automation equipment for the petroleum, chemical, refining and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. Arent-Morency has held similar positions with Zeeco, Inc, Radco, Inc., John Zink Company and The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority. Prior to moving to Oklahoma, she served as public information specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing. While conducting research for a Consumer’s Guide to Charitable Giving, she uncovered many organizations that had little or no accountability to their givers and spent more money on administrative costs than on their stated purpose. Her research resulted in strict regulation of charitable organizations in the State of Wisconsin and drove many questionable organizations out of the state. As a key witness for the State Attorney General’s office, she was also instrumental in drafting legislation regulating the auto repair industry in Wisconsin and enacting one of the first “Lemon-Laws” in the nation.
Since moving to Tulsa in 1975, Arent-Morency has maintained an active freelance career turning out numerous scripts, feature articles, marketing and media plans, brochures and advertising campaigns for a variety of industrial and consumer product clients. She served on the Advisory Board of Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve and was a founding board member for Clarehouse, an alternative home for hospice patients during their final days.
She has been a member of AWC since 1974, joining the organization as a student when it was named Theta Sigma Phi. She is a past president of the Tulsa Professional Chapter and has held numerous other board positions. She served on the national board as treasurer from 2005 through 2010, national chair from 2010 through 2012, and immediate past chair from 2013 through 2015.
Arent-Morency holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a M.A. in Specialized Reporting and Technical Writing from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University in the advertising and marketing programs and currently teaches writing and business communications at the University of Phoenix.