Don Weeks - 1999
Donald L. Weeks currently serves as Arthur Andersen’s partner-in-charge of the U.S. Professional Standards Group for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). He serves as the expert partner for over 100 large, multi-national companies listed on the U.S. stock exchange.
Weeks holds two degrees from Southwestern. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management in 1978 and then completed a Master of Business Administration degree in 1980.
Weeks has been very involved in Southwestern activities. He is past president of the Alumni Association (1996-98) and currently serves on the SWOSU Foundation Board of Directors. He was the 1995 recipient of the Southwestern Presidential Services Award and served as Southwestern’s representative on the Oklahoma Higher Education Alumni Council from 1995 until his departure for London in 1997.
During his undergraduate years at SWOSU, Weeks played on the golf team. He was named to the all-district team in 1977 and 1978. In 1979-80, he secured the first graduate assistant position with the SWOSU School of Business. After completing his MBA with an emphasis in accounting, Weeks became instructor of accounting in 1980. He left SWOSU in 1982 to join Arthur Andersen in Oklahoma City.
Prior to accepting his current position, Weeks was a partner in the Oklahoma City office of Arthur Andersen. His current job in London entails consulting with the top global 1,000 clients around the world on complex transactions and issues. He has assisted EMEIA companies with billion dollar SEC filings and has dealt with numerous underwriters and attorneys. Representative clients include Cable & Wireless (UK) Communications, OTE (Greece), TOTAL (France), Cadbury Schweppes (UK), Stolt (UK), Telenor (Norway), and Alcatel (France).
Weeks is also co-owner of Dupell-Ramos Designs and its sister company, Dupell-Ramos Terra Guard, which manufacture concrete and fiber-glass products, sprinkler systems and waterfalls and produce concrete and terracotta sealant under the brand name, Terra Guard.
While in Oklahoma City, Weeks was very involved in civic affairs. He was a member of the leadership Oklahoma City Class of XV, president of the Oklahoma chapter of the Arthritis Foundation from 1994-96, treasurer of Oklahoma City Beautiful from 1990-92, president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in 1991-93, and president of the Oklahoma Golf Association from 1995-97.