2017 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
Robert (Rob) Fisher, Jr. attended OMA from 1966 to 1968, graduating high school in 1968. During his time at OMA, he held the positions of Squad Leader, First Sergeant and Platoon Leader. In 1967, Rob was Squad Leader of Second Semester Rabbits and then in 1968 he was Platoon Leader of Second Semester Rabbits. Rob graduated in 1968 as a First Lieutenant and his accomplishments at OMA were Outstanding Company, Best Drilled Company, Best Drilled Platoon, Chapel Foundation, DeMolay, Drill Team, Military Proficiency Ribbon, Dean’s Honor Roll, Merit Ribbon, Cadet Capers, Chevron Society, Saber Society, Best Drilled Squad, and N.C.D.
Upon graduation from OMA, Rob went into the Air Force for two years of active duty followed by two years of Reserve. In June 1970, Rob married Vickie Miles Fisher and has been blessed for 47 years with her. They have four children and ten grandchildren who all live in the Oklahoma City area.
In 1972, Rob partnered with his father and purchased Farmers Livestock Commission Company at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards in Oklahoma City and for a 12-year period Rob co-owned B&R Thoroughbred Racing Stables. Upon his father’s death in 1991, Rob and Vickie bought out his father’s half of the company. He owned and ran Farmers until 2008 and then sold it to his son. From 1980 to 1986, Rob held the office of president of the Livestock Exchange at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards and in 1986 he was asked to serve as a Director of the National Stock Yards for which he still serves. In 1999, he became president of National Stock Yards Company, which consists of Oklahoma National Stock Yards, St. Louis National Stockyards and East St. Louis Junction Railroad. For two years, Rob also served as president of the Livestock Marketing Association in Oklahoma and for six years as president of Stock Yards City Main Street. Rob also was a Director of UMB Bank for eight years and served on an advisory committee for the Southern Illinois Business Promotion for six years.
Rob cherished his time and the lifelong friends he made from attending OMA.