Jerald Gilbert is the current City Manager for the city of Enid. Gilbert is a native Oklahoman and a lifelong Enid resident. Gilbert has served as past president of the Enid Kiwanis Club, past chairman of the local Cimarron Chapter of the American Red Cross, and is a member and treasurer of the First Church of the Nazarene. In addition, Jerald serves as a field artillery officer in the Oklahoma Army National Guard and is currently assigned as the Joint Force Headquarters Executive Officer in the Command Group located in Oklahoma City.
Gilbert began employment with the City of Enid as the Director of Finance in January 2005. Prior to this he worked as an information systems administrator, manufacturing analyst, and systems analyst for the Charles Machine Works, Inc., also known as Ditch Witch, from 1996 to 2005. From 1991 until 1996 Gilbert worked for the State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections as an accountant at the local Enid Community Corrections Center and as the first Business Manager at the Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Corrections Center in Alva, Oklahoma.
Gilbert graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1989 and 1990 with degrees in business administration majoring in economics and accounting. He graduated from Phillips University in 1996 with a Masters degree in Business Administration. Additionally, Jerald has been a certified public accountant in the State of Oklahoma since 1995.
Gilbert enjoys playing fantasy football, supporting Oklahoma State athletics, and trading vintage and antique items. Jerald and his wife Denise have four dogs.