Leadership Oklahoma honors four state leaders
Leadership Oklahoma honored two individuals, a leading state business and a tribal nation at its annual Excellence in Leadership Gala at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club on Feb. 15. More than 300 Leadership Oklahoma members and guests from across the state attended the event.
Wooster achieves Modern Woodmen management honor
Carson Wooster of Edmond, a Modern Woodmen of America managing partner, has earned membership in Modern Woodmen’s Managing Partner Round Table.
The distinction recognizes outstanding leadership and is based on high achievements in life insurance sales. Membership in Modern Woodmen’s Managing Partner Round Table is limited to the top managers nationwide.
Modern Woodmen’s local office is at 101 W. Fifth St. in Edmond. For more information, call Wooster at 513-7642.
GS Companies announces promotions, new hires
GS Companies has announced several new additions and promotions to its leadership team.
Joining the company are Vernon Deas, managing partner; Sabrina Miller, chief sustainability officer, and Kevin Sloan, director of facilities. Cheryl Dillard has been promoted to vice president.
GS Companies is based in Edmond and serves as the parent company for GT Clean, Encore Professional Medical Services, Isabella Boutique, Homecoming Men’s Fashion, Awakening Boutique, The Gallery at Market Depot, Fit Circle, Ride Four Ever, XChange Merchant Services, GRPFly Clothing, GS Government Services, The Contemporary Art Representation Firm, Sourcelab Creative Group and Echelon Salon Suites, Dry Bar and Spa.
Red Sky Constructors LLC promotes two
Red Sky Constructors LLC, an Edmond-based construction management company specializing in certified construction management services, has promoted James Kerr from vice president of Construction Services to president and David Tichenor from senior project manager to director of Construction Services. Red Sky started as a specialties subcontractor and has grown to a full-service Construction Management firm with clients across Oklahoma and Texas.
OKC Metro EWGA Chapter plans Tee-Off Brunch
Started in 2005, the Metro Oklahoma City chapter of the EWGA — the organization for current and aspiring business and professional women — is celebrating its ninth year of connecting women through the game of golf. To mark this milestone, the chapter’s annual Tee-Off Brunch will be from 10 a.m. to noon March 15, at The Greens Country Club, 13100 Green Valley Drive, Oklahoma City.
Potts Family Foundation Board of Directors names 2 doctors
At its quarterly board meeting, Potts Family Foundation named Dr. Robert Block and former Oklahoma Secretary of Education Phyllis Hudecki, of Edmond, to the PFF Board of Directors.
Block is 2012-13 immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics and professor of pediatrics and immediate past chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.
Ambassador meets with Oklahoma energy company
Oklahoma is a great friend of Israel, said Ambassador Meir Shlomo, Consul General of Israel to the Southwest. The consulate in Houston serves five states including Oklahoma.
Shlomo was most recently in Edmond to meet with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, which performed this week at Armstrong Auditorium. The 65-member orchestra is regarded as the most significant musical institute of North Israel.
Five things you should know about the Netflix-Comcast deal
Now Comcast and Netflix have announced that they will directly interconnect their networks, rather than having Netflix traffic flow first through a third-party network. With this, another layer of Internet architecture - interconnection and peering - is under the microscope.
Data breach hits Target's profits, but that's only the tip of the iceberg
In its first financial release since the December breach that enabled the theft of millions of customers' payment data, Target said profits fell 46 percent and that the breach had already cost the retailer $17 million. The final tally will be bigger, the company said, but it's unclear by how much.
Industry giants represented at Oak Tree
Two corporate leaders discussed their company’s respective impact of business expansion on the local economy Thursday at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon.
Michael Ming serves as general manager of General Electric’s new Global Research Oil & Gas Technology Center to be constructed in Oklahoma City. He formerly served as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy under Gov. Mary Fallin.
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