ACCO Legislative Update
Schroder named next ACCO Executive Director as Wallace transitions
September 28, 2021
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. In this position, he 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.
Gene Wallace has served as Executive Director of ACCO for the past six years. To ease the transition, Wallace will temporarily shift to CEO of ACCO handling special projects. Wallace has held multiple other positions including Administrator for the Law Enforcement Administration, Chief of Staff in Congress, and County Commissioner of Muskogee County for 16 years. He and his wife Annette make their home in Edmond and have four daughters.
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The Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) is 231 County Commissioners in all 77 Oklahoma Counties working together for the health, safety and welfare needs of all county citizens. 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.