DRG announces leadership changes
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 15, 2023) – Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, LLC on Monday announced changes to its top leadership. Effectively immediately, Brian Busey takes over as chief executive officer and Philip Busey Jr. now serves as president of the family-owned business.
Company founder Phil G. Busey Sr. retains the title of founder and chairman. The leadership changes are part of a succession plan that has been in place for several years. The official announcement was made during a company luncheon at the company’s Oklahoma City headquarters.
“Since Cathy and I founded DRG 21 years ago, our growth and international expansion is beyond our wildest dreams,” Phil G. Busey Sr. said. “Both our sons have become valued executives in leading our company. I am grateful they chose to become a part of our family-owned business many years ago. It is with great excitement that I can pass the baton of leadership to them. I am extremely proud of them and their accomplishments and capabilities.”
Brian Busey most recently served as DRG’s president and chief operating officer, a position he has held for the past six years. Brian, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), has been employed with DRG since 2002 and in a full-time capacity since 2004.
Brian’s community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for Regent Bank, where he is a member of its Compensation, Audit and Compliance, and Executive Loan committees. He also is a member of Leadership Edmond Class XXIV and the YPO Oklahoma City chapter. His honors include being named among the 50 Most Powerful Young Professionals by OKC Friday, Native American 40 Under 40 by the National Center for the American Indian Enterprise Development, 20 Under Forty by The Business Times of Edmond, Achievers under 40 by The Journal Record and Oklahoma Gazette’s forty under 40.
“I am happy for this moment as Philip and I continue to work together in the family business and carry on what our father has started,” Brian Busey said. “We are excited to see Dad take more time to enjoy life and celebrate the wonderful things he has accomplished in his career.”
Philip Busey Jr., who has been with company since 2005, previously served as executive vice president of DRG and president of the company’s commercial divisions and subsidiaries. He has a Master of Liberal Arts in leadership and management from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts from SWOSU.
In 2017, he was named a distinguished alumni of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at OCU. In 2013, he received the SWOSU Alumni Association Presidential Service Award. He currently serves as a trustee for the SWOSU Foundation, trustee for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and serves on the boards of Oklahoma Contemporary, the Civic Center Foundation and El Sistema Oklahoma. Philip’s other honors include being named among the 20 Under Forty by The Business Times of Edmond, Native American 40 Under 40 by the National Center for the American Indian Enterprise Development, 40 Under 40 by Oklahoma Magazine, Forty Under 40 by OKC Biz Magazine and Achievers Under 40 by The Journal Record. OKC Friday also named him to its list of the 50 Most Powerful Young Professionals the last three years.
“I appreciate my dad giving my brother and I these titles as he continues to transition and spend more time with our mom, all his grandkids and his interests outside of work,” said Philip Busey Jr. “This transition has been in the works for some time, and Brian and I have dedicated our professional lives to grow DRG and preserve our father’s amazing legacy.”
Founded in 2002 in Oklahoma City, DRG has become a leading global training service contractor specializing in the aerospace defense industry. DRG is owned and operated by the Busey family.