Devon Energy’s Security expert named to First Responders Children’s Foundation


One of the newest members of the Board of Directors of the First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), a national 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the children of U.S. first responders including firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, corrections officers, and 911 dispatchers is from Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy.

Kent Chrisman is Senior Director of Security and Corporate Services at Devon and recently was named to the Foundation’s board. The FRCF national board of directors consists of 17 members with diverse backgrounds and skills who support advancing the FRCF mission across essential organization functions such as business development and growth, finance, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and operations.

“We are honored to welcome Kent Chrisman, Senior Director of Security & Corporate Services for Devon Energy, to our esteemed Board of Directors. Devon Energy has been a dedicated partner, recognizing the sacrifices that first responders make to keep the communities they serve safe, often leaving their families to face significant financial and emotional challenges, said Jillian Crane, President and CEO of the Foundation.

“Kent’s background and firsthand knowledge of being a first responder will help us to forge even closer ties with first responder agencies across the country.”

Leveraging the skills of some of the nation’s most talented business leaders enables FRCF to continue supporting the children of first responders nationwide, ensuring they have the resources to heal in the most tragic circumstances, grow to reach their fullest potential, and thrive to achieve their dreams.

With a 14-year tenure with the U.S. Secret Service, Kent Chrisman boasts a diverse background in investigations and protection. Before this, he held leadership roles as a deputy sheriff in Nebraska and a member of the US Air Force. Notably, Chrisman has spent over 14 years as Senior Director of Security and Corporate Services at Devon Energy Corporation, overseeing global security operations and corporate services across the organization.

First Responders Children’s Foundation is a national foundation that provides programs and resources that address the specific needs of first responders and their families. The Foundation focuses on four key areas: Scholarships, Financial Assistance Grants; a Mental Health Resilience Program; and Community Engagement. The Foundation was founded over 22 years ago in response to 9/11 when 800 children lost a first responder parent.