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Success: The 23rd Annual Oklahoma Academy Salute

The 23rd Annual Oklahoma Academy Salute, the organization?s only fundraiser, was Friday, August 19. By all accounts, the event was a success. Over 520 people gathered at the Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott for an evening of networking, recognition, and entertainment.  After the Celebrity Reception, the evening opened with Honorary Evening Chairs Joan and Phil Albert and Oklahoma Academy Chairman John Harper welcoming guests to the event. Evening Masters of Ceremony Mike Turpen and Governor Frank Keating kept the evening moving right along.  Both gentlemen grew up in Tulsa, so guests were entertained by Turpen pressing Keating for stories of his youthful escapades!  The Capitol Steps perfectly parodied Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and more.  Of course, they have ample material to work with this year. 

The Oklahoma Key Contributor Award was presented to Tom McKeon, ...

Jennifer Engleman | Sep 13, 2016

Fall 2016 Events
Fall 2016 Regional Forums and Outreach Receptions

With the Annual Oklahoma Academy Salute and Summer 2016 behind us, we're getting back out on the Oklahoma highways to visit members and citizens across the state. The upcoming regional forums and outreach receptions will focus on the 2015 Town Hall recommendations on Oklahoma's tax and budget priorities, our legislative focus looking forward to the 2017 session and how best Oklahomans can affect policy change. 

Tahlequah, September 15, 10am - 11am, NSU
Claremore, September 21, Luncheon Forum for Young Professionals
Edmond, September 27, Reception Forum, UCO Forensics Building, Atrium
Durant, October 4, Luncheon Forum, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Norman, October 26, Breakfast Forum, 7:30am - 9:00am, Norman Board of Education
Tulsa, October 26, Manufacturers Reception Forum, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, DoubleTr...
Jennifer Engleman | Sep 13, 2016