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Friday, June 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 28, 2019—Leadership Oklahoma is honored to announce the members of its thirty-third class that were carefully selected from applicants throughout the state.  "Leadership Oklahoma is very proud of the 52 people chosen for this year's program," said Marion Paden, President and CEO, Leadership Oklahoma.  "Class 33 is a diverse group of outstanding leaders with a broad range of experience and interests who will enhance the knowledge and understanding of the critical issues impacting the state.  Leadership Oklahoma is dedicated to recruiting, educating and connecting caring and committed Oklahomans and providing them with the information and network to create lasting change in Oklahoma.”

Over the next ten months, Class 33 members will meet monthly to visit nine communities; Seminole, Lawton/Fort Sill, Tulsa, Tahlequah, Oklahoma City, McAlester, Bartlesville, Guymon and Norman to discuss the many social, environmental and economic complexities of our state in an effort  to  stimulate inquiry, analysis and solutions for the public good.  Members of Class 33, their employer and where they live are: Jerry Alvord, Carter County Commission (Chairman), Wilson; Elizabeth Anthony, Reel Classics, LLC, Oklahoma City; Brad Barghols, Make-A-Wish Oklahoma, Edmond; Shaun Barnett, City of Woodward, Woodward; Shella Bowlin, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Tulsa; Julia Boyd, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant; Mark Brace, BancFirst, Lawton; Candace Braddock, Willingham Enterprises, Inc./Sheryl Homes, Inc., Altus; James Calvert, Calvert Farms, Cheyenne; Pamela Campbell, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, OKC Branch, Oklahoma City; Dakota Cole, Chickasaw Nation, Ada; Jason Collington, Tulsa World, Tulsa; Susan Crenshaw, ONEOK, Inc., Tulsa; Mark Davis, Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Broken Arrow; Kim Dorr, City of Wagoner, Wagoner        ; Francie Ekwereku, The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM), Oklahoma City; Jeff Ewing, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Edmond; Vahid Farzaneh, Freestyle Creative, Moore; Norine Fitzsimmons, United States Air Force, Choctaw; Jay Foley, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa; Ashley Godwin, Ardmore Behavioral Health Collaborative, Lone Grove; Allen Gradnigo, Cisco Systems (Skyline Advanced Technology Services), Edmond; Bo Hannaford, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva;  Ryan Haynie, Manhattan Construction Company, Tulsa; Troy Humphrey, Land Run Commercial Real Estate Advisors, LLC, Edmond; Alexa Humphries, Edward Jones Investments, Woodward; Jason James, Alex Public Schools, Alex; Sherry Jordan, Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, Edmond; Erin Liberton, Equity Bank, Ponca City; Kimmy Loggins, HSI Sensing, Chickasha; Kyle Lombardo, Rees Associates, Inc., Oklahoma City; Blake Lynch, Wagner and Lynch, PLLC, McAlester; Kellie Mathis, Direct Systems Support, Tulsa; Richard McPherson, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Edmond; Christine McQueen, BOK Financial, Claremore; Jennifer Monies, Saxum, Oklahoma City; April Murray, Kiamichi Technology Centers, Quinton; Millicent Newton-Embry, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Edmond; Brandon Oldham, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa; Daniel Pae, Oklahoma House of Representatives, Lawton; Logan Phillips, Oklahoma House of Representatives, Mounds; Fran Pitts, Metropolitan School of Dance, Inc., Oklahoma City; David Powell, Southern Tech, Ardmore; Lisa Powell, Enid Regional Development Alliance, Enid; Michael Purcell, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; Robin Roberson, Goose and Gander, Edmond; Scott Schaeffer, Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information, Oklahoma City; Sheila Shook, City of Tulsa - Rogers County Port Authority, Sperry; Brien Thorstenberg, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Bixby; Frank Wang, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Edmond; Alba Weaver, OGE Energy Corp., Oklahoma City; and Julie White, ONE Gas, Inc., Tulsa.


Leadership Oklahoma is a statewide organization founded in 1986 to create a network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape the state's future.  Approximately 1,629 members from 181 Oklahoma communities have completed the leadership program.

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