Oklahoma Academy News March 2018
We're in the final stretch of Winter. Soon warmer temperatures, rain and Daffodils will be springing onto the scene. The Oklahoma Academy has a similar burst of energy stirring as we move into the season of community building. In just a few weeks, we'll begin hosting both Gubernatorial Issues Forums and our regular community outreach meetings in every corner of the state. These regional community events plant and nourish the seeds of civil discourse, collaborative and creative problem solving and important policy change-making to improve health, education, justice, business and many other facets of life in Oklahoma.
Read on below to learn more about our upcoming community events (the first Gubernatorial Forum is March 8 in Durant!) and read a brief review of two February events: the first ever Oklahoma Academy Advocacy Day and our annual Legislators’ Welcome Reception. We also have new board members and new of...
2018 Board of Directors: New Members and Officers
Cinthya Allen, Area Manager External Affairs, AT&T, Norman
Daniel Billingsley, VP External Affairs, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, OKC
Mark Kinders, VP of Public Affairs, UCO, Edmond
Adam McCreary, Gov't Relations & Econ Dev Specialist, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Tulsa
Daniel Regan, Executive VP, Property Management, Price Family Properties
Joe Siano, Ph.D., VP Public Finance Department, Bank of Oklahoma Financial Securities, Inc., Norman
Dan Sullivan, President/CEO, Grand River Dam Authority
Valerie Thompson, Ph. D., President/CEO, Oklahoma City Urban League
Officers of the Board for 2018
Chairman of the Board: Dave Stewart, Trustee & Executive Director, Mid-America Industrial Park, Pryor/Tulsa