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Holiday Program

Featuring: Holiday Music!         Lance McDaniel – Chair of the Day Lance McDaniel is an Emmy nominated filmmaker who has worked on 21 feature films, including Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby. Lance is also Executive Director of the deadCenter Film Festival, an Oklahoma City based nonprofit that leads free film classes to 3,000 […]

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Villa Teresa: From School to Multi Use Development

Villa Teresa: From School to Multi-Use Development Marva Ellard Since 1983, Marva Ellard has successfully managed the rehabilitation of single family, multi-family and commercial projects in the Oklahoma City area. She has also worked in the oil and gas, restaurant, and wholesale businesses. Marva is probably best known for revitalizing the historic Sieber Hotel, at […]

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Panel: Out of State Investments by Defense Firms in Okla. City

Jeffrey (Jeff) Seymour Executive Vice-President, Economic Development Greater Oklahoma City Chamber  Jeff Seymour currently serves as the Executive Vice-President for Economic Development for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. In this role he leads the Chamber’s effort to expand the regional economy through new business recruitment, providing support to existing businesses and entrepreneurs and meeting the […]

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Congresswoman Kendra Horn

Congresswoman Kendra Horn represents Oklahoma’s 5th District. That includes Oklahoma City, Edmond and Shawnee. Part of Oklahoma County falls within the district’s boundaries, as well as all of Pottawatomie and Seminole counties. The Congresswoman was born just south of the district, in Chickasha. She is a fifth-generation Oklahoman and fourth-generation Girl Scout. She attended Oklahoma […]

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The Changing Landscape of Oklahoma Voters

Pat McFerron is the President of Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates and is nationally known for his polling and focus group work for corporations and political campaigns.   McFerron has been involved in many successful marketing efforts, ranging from those for start-up operations, to Fortune 500 companies and charitable organizations and grassroots lobbying efforts. A […]

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Let’s Talk Transit

Jason Ferbrache was appointed as the Director of the Public Transportation and Parking Department of the City of Oklahoma City (EMBARK) in February 2014 and serves as the Administrator of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA). Prior to serving as the Director, Jason fulfilled the responsibilities of the Assistant Director beginning April 2013. […]

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The Rise of Sonic, and Life After

Clifford Hudson serves of counsel in Crowe & Dunlevy’s  Oklahoma City office. As former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sonic Corp., and as a member of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group, Cliff’s nearly four decades of legal and business experience offers clients an array of business advisory counsel regarding corporate governance, board […]

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What Are We Doing About Criminal Justice Reform?

Panel Discussion Sue Ann Arnall, Tricia Everest, David Prater, Bob Ravitz Sue Ann Arnall is an energy industry veteran, where she achieved numerous milestones in crude oil transportation systems, and managed a successful commodity futures-trading portfolio for a midstream company that she founded. Ms. Arnall is the CEO for the Arnall Family Foundation, as well […]

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Oklahoma Humane Society: Becoming a Part of Downtown

In April, 2017, Dana McCrory took over as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. As the leader of the Oklahoma’s largest non-profit animal welfare organization. Dana is dedicated to increasing the reach and effectiveness of the programs of OK Humane and leading the organization into the next decade. In […]

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Scissortail Park: Our New Central Park

Maureen Heffernan is the CEO/President of Park Management Company that oversees the management of Myriad Gardens Foundation and Scissortail Park Foundation.  These nonprofit foundations operate and manage the 15-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens and the 70-acre Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City which opened  September 27, 2019. She is a graduate of Fordham University in New York […]

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Capitol Hill: Revitalizing Our Community Through Rehabilitating Buildings

Steve Mason was the principal owner and president of Cardinal Engineering, Inc. from 1989 to 2014 until Cardinal was sold. Cardinal  provided civil engineering, environmental engineering, and surveying services and employed 92 people. His professional highlights at Cardinal included the OKC MAP’s projects, Project 180, the Myriad Gardens, midstream air pollution control, hundreds of miles […]

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