OKLAHOMA CITY — Leadership Oklahoma says it is honored to announce the members of its thirty-third class that were carefully selected from applicants throughout the state. Several of those announced are from Edmond.

"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.”

Area members of Class 33, their employer and where they live are: 

Brad Barghols, Make-A-Wish Oklahoma, Edmond; Jeff Ewing, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Edmond; Allen Gradnigo, Cisco Systems (Skyline Advanced Technology Services), Edmond; Troy Humphrey, Land Run Commercial Real Estate Advisors, LLC, Edmond;  Sherry Jordan, Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, Edmond;  Richard McPherson, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Edmond; Millicent Newton-Embry, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Edmond; Robin Roberson, Goose and Gander, Edmond;  and Frank Wang, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Edmond.

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.