Bailey Perkins Wright

Policy and Public Service

A native of Lawton and fifth generation Oklahoman, is a Policy and Public Service 2018 NextGen Under 30 Award recipient and has Bailey has a decade of experience in shaping state and federal public policy decisions, strengthening civic engagement and cultivating social impact efforts in Oklahoma. She currently works for a global aerospace company as a community investor leading social impact strategies and philanthropic investment in Oklahoma. Her previous work includes: directing advocacy efforts in food security, leading policy initiatives for a congressional office in Washington, D.C., developing policy advocacy strategies for an Oklahoma fiscal policy think tank, producing publications and advancing education policy solutions in Arkansas, and inspiring college women to enter careers in public service through a congressional research center’s women’s leadership programs.

In 2022, the Journal Record named Bailey among its coveted 50 Making a Difference honorees, and the Advocacy Association ranked Bailey among the Top 21 Advocacy Professionals nationwide and featured her in Roll Call in 2021. The OKC Friday ranked Bailey among the most powerful young professionals in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Thunder recognized her as a “ChangeMaker,” and The Oklahoman featured her in its 21st Century Women “Outlook 2020” series highlighting women making significant contributions and driving change in Oklahoma City.

She serves her community as a mayoral appointee to the Oklahoma City MAPS4 Clara Luper Civil Rights Center committee, a board member of Leadership Oklahoma City, the OKC metro regional team leader for the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals board, member of Sigma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. board member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sigma Sigma Omega Chapter’s Pearls of SSO Foundation, board member of the Potts Family Foundation, and a life member of Leadership Oklahoma. On Sunday mornings, you’ll find her singing praise and worship at Fifth Street Baptist Church.

Bailey graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and history as a Clara Luper Full Tuition Scholar and Petree College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior Woman of the Year. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree, public policy concentration from the University of Oklahoma. Bailey enjoys her free time with her husband, Roderick, and bonus daughter, Lilli.