Jim C. Klepper, Attorney at Law, Founder, and President of Drivers Legal Plan®
Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Jim started his law career as a prosecutor in Seminole, Hughes, and Pontotoc counties (OK) representing the government in countless traffic-related hearings. He currently holds licenses to practice law in 16 states, as well as numerous federal, district, circuit, chancery courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
Jim is a Past-Chairman and current member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Trucking Association; a member of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association, the Truckload Carriers Association and the immediate Past-Chairman of the Oklahoma Humane Society. He has also served multiple times on the Board of the American Trucking Association. Jim also maintains a current CDL.
J. Bradley Klepper, Esq. Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Brad Klepper graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law, receiving four separate American Jurisprudence awards for academic excellence and obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma.
Brad spent almost a decade with the largest law firm in Oklahoma where his practice included extensive experience in transactional law, business defense litigation, and intellectual property.
Brad has authored articles in numerous publications and spoken on topics ranging from copyright infringement to litigation positioning. Because of his experience, Brad brings a substantial and multi-faceted legal background to Drivers Legal Plan®.
In addition, Brad is a licensed architect and serves as General Counsel to the Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Brad served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape architects and Interior Designers. Brad has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") for Oklahoma, as well as the Oklahoma AIA Government Affairs Committee which monitored all legislative and regulatory activities.
Brad's civic and charitable involvements are also diverse. He is the immediate past president and a board member of the Oklahoma City chapter of "Rebuilding Together" (www.rebuildingtogetherokc.org), a national charitable organization providing free home repair to low-income, elderly homeowners.
Brad is also active with several other charity boards and advisories, including those focusing on higher education and non-profit services.
Charles E. "Chip" Land, Executive Vice President, National Marketing Director
Chip Land attended undergraduate school at the University of Missouri on a football scholarship, also lettering in varsity baseball, while ranking second in his class. He received a Masters Degree with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma. Chip had a distinguished 13-year career in the oil & gas industry, including serving as a managing partner in an active independent producer/operator, and a manager of the regional operations of a $50 million publicly-traded limited partnership for the acquisition of producing property royalties.
In 1989, Chip founded an initiative to bring professional basketball to Oklahoma City, eventually receiving the first expansion franchise granted by the Continental Basketball Association in over a decade. He served as the team's president and general manager for six years, during which time the team was generally considered the most successful in the 50-year history of the league. Chip was cited as the CBA's National Executive of the Year and was elected to the tenured position on the Executive Committee of the league's Board of Directors. He initiated the first CBA 'Stay in School' program, hosting over 8,000 children for the televised event. Chip also received Special Recognition as the Oklahoma Sports Headliner of the Year, and the Phoenix Award, for outstanding contribution to the development of downtown Oklahoma City. Chip still serves on many other boards for charitable causes.
Immediately prior to joining DLP, Chip served as account manager for Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages. He was involved in all facets of advertising, marketing, and product development, including Internet directory and web site services, for the multi-billion dollar telecommunications giant.