Lessons from the Next Generation – BJ Glover

“Trading Lessons with the Next Generation” We’ve all heard and read about the “Millennials.” They’re called the “new breed of worker,” among other things, and often are described in the most unflattering terms. Many of us “mature” professionals believe there’s a lot we could teach them, if they were willing to learn from us. The […]

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Elizabeth Gray – OKC Broadway

“Civic Center Foundation and OKC Broadway” Elizabeth Gray is the Executive Director of the Civic Center Foundation. She was appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors by Mayor Cornett in 2012 and transitioned to Executive Director in 2015. Prior to the Civic Center Foundation, she was the Director of Corporate Operations for Walters Power International, […]

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Steve Buck – Juvenile Affairs

“Reinventing Juvenile Justice” Steven Buck has served the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) since February 2016. As the Executive Director, Mr. Buck is responsible for the overall management of the agency’s portfolio of operated and contracted programs and services. He works directly with the agency’s governing board to facilitate agency priorities, planning and operational […]

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Scott Colbert – Commerce Trust Co.

“Rates, Inflation and corporate tax reform” Scott  Colbert is the chief economist and director of fixed income management with The Commerce Trust Company. He joined Commerce in 1993 and has investment responsibilities for over $19 billion in fixed income assets. Scott directly manages the Commerce Short-Term Government Fund (CFSTX) and the flagship Commerce Bond Fund […]

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Dr. John Otto – Friends for Folks

“Friends for Folks” John Otto, D.V.M. Dr. Otto opened the University Animal hospital in Norman in 1995. He has a wife, Patti and two sons and is active in shelter and community service work. Otto grew up the son of an FBI director and recognized the emotional strain put on kids by having a parent […]

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Rita Aragon -To Stand or to Kneel

“Military, Constitution and our Flag: To Stand or to Kneel!” LaRita A. “Rita” Aragon Rita Aragon earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1970. She would also receive a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from that same institution in 1979. Aragon enlisted in the Oklahoma Air […]

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Scott Meacham – i2E

As President and CEO, Scott Meacham leads i2E’s efforts to create knowledge-based jobs in Oklahoma through the development of and investment in high growth companies. Scott comes to i2E from the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm, which he joined in January 2011 as a shareholder and director. He served as chairman of the banking and […]

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Leslie Osborn – Oklahoma Vision

   “A Vision for Oklahoma’s Future” In 2008 Leslie Osborn was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 47. She has chaired the Revenue and Taxation committee, Appropriations sub-committee on natural resources, and was the first female in the House of Representatives to chair the Judiciary committee. In December of 2016 she was named […]

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Ron Burton – 13-14 RI President

      Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA, President, Rotary International, 2013-14 Ron D. Burton retired as president of the University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. in 2007. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, the Oklahoma Bar Association, and the Cleveland County Bar Association. He is also a member of the […]

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William Burnett – Navy Day

William H. Burnett, Ph.D. Deputy Commander & Technical Director Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Dr. William Burnett is the Deputy Commander and Technical Director to the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, located at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. He serves as the primary technical contact to the command, with responsibility for […]

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Preston Doerflinger

“State Budget Crisis” Preston L. Doerflinger Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information Technology Director, Office of Management and Enterprise Services Doerflinger was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin on January 19, 2011. He also serves as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), the state’s central finance and operations agency. Prior to his […]

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Celebrating Father Rother – Archbishop Coakley

“Celebrating Father Rother- the Shepherd who didn’t run” Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, S.T.L., D.D. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley was born to John and Mary Coakley in Norfolk, VA in 1955 and lived there with his father, mother and older brother, John, until he was two years old. The family relocated to Metairie, LA where […]

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