C. Renzi Stone
C. Renzi Stone is an entrepreneur, investor and the founder and CEO of Saxum, an integrated marketing and communications agency headquartered in Oklahoma City. Stone’s experience spans over twenty years and his background has extensive experience in a variety of areas, including reputation and issues management, marketing and branding strategy, crisis communication and public affairs for energy companies, large foundations, healthcare entities and financial services organizations, among others. He is a speaker and editorial contributor to national and regional organizations and publications. He has been featured and quoted in PRWeek and Advertising Age as well as The New York Times and CNBC. Prior to founding Saxum in 2003, Stone was Vice President of a national public affairs agency headquartered in Washington D.C. and specialized in quantitative and qualitative public opinion research.
Stone is a leader among public relations and marketing agency professionals. He has led trade association groups, including serving as president of the Americas for IPREX and serving on the board of directors for the PR Council in New York. In 2015, then-Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin appointed Renzi to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents where he served until 2019. He also has held leadership positions for the local, regional and international organization Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He served as chairman of Oklahoma City’s united arts fund, Allied Arts.
Saxum has regularly been recognized for its quality work, having received numerous local and national public relations and advertising awards by industry peers. Saxum is a nine-time Inc. 5000 (2011-2020) honoree as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America as well as the longest tenured member (10x recipient) of the prestigious Metro 50 which honors the fastest growing privately held companies in Oklahoma City.
Stone was a Rhodes Scholar finalist and Big 12 Medal winner when he graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he played on the men’s basketball team. He received a Bachelors in History. He is married to Lee Anne and they have two children, Jackson and Walker.