Captain (Retired) Jeff Morris

  “A Veteran’s personal story of leadership, adversity, and overcoming tragedy and trauma.” Captain (Retired) Jeff Morris  is an accomplished leader and speaker who is incredibly passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. He is currently employed as a senior leader with the McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 6 company. He is also a […]

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Bob Mills – From Clerk Typist to Retail Furniture Business

Owner, Bob Mills Furniture “From Clerk Typist to Retail Furniture Business” Ever wonder how Bob Mills Furniture came to be? Through hard work, humility, determination and our passion for people, Bob and his team built a furniture empire. Like many other successful business owners will tell you, it was a long, tremendous, effort-filled road. Bob […]

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Only in America – Hal Smith

“Only in America” Hal Smith began his career in the restaurant industry while attending the University of Oklahoma and working at the Across the Street Restaurant.   As a working partner in Crosstimbers Restaurants, he opened and managed the units in Norman, Oklahoma, and Amarillo, Texas in the late sixties & early seventies. In 1973, […]

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OMRF Arthritis & Clinical Immunology – Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

“Autoimmunity and Clinical Research in Oklahoma Impacts on Disease, Patients & local Economy”   Judith James, M.D., Ph.D. is OMRF Vice President of Clinical Affairs Member and Program Chair of the Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Research Program. The human immune system is critical for protection against infections and cancer, but diseases of the immune system can be […]

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Humorist Argus Hamilton – Interviewed by Dr. Bob Blackburn

Meet the funniest topical comedian in America, the man Robin Williams once called “the Will Rogers of the Baby Boom.” Argus Hamilton‘s daily column of jokes on the news, now carried in over 100 newspapers across the United States, is also read and heard by millions on the Internet and on radio stations across the […]

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Hope for the Poorest – Dr. Eric McLaughlin

 A University Facing African Realities: Hope for the Poorest Eric and Rachel McLaughlin both grew up all across the United States. They met during medical school and were both interested in international long-term missions. They were married in 2005, then in 2007, while Rachel was completing her residency in OB-GYN and Eric in Family Practice […]

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James Gallogly, University of Oklahoma President

Jim Gallogly was installed as the 14th president of the University of Oklahoma July 1, 2018. A 1977 alumnus of the OU College of Law, Gallogly is the first-ever CEO from a Fortune 500 company to lead the university. He has a distinguished track record in running large, complex organizations, and is known as someone […]

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Education reform failure or opportunity? It’s up to us!

Education reform failure or opportunity?  It’s up to us! Nationally and in Oklahoma major educational reforms gave us great hope for better results.  The reality has fallen well short of expectations.  But there is reason for  optimism.  Robert Sommers, former Oklahoma Secretary of Education and Workforce Development and a life time educator will share the […]

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Alexander Mickelthwate – Okla. City Philharmonic

  Alexander Mickelthwate is the newly appointed Music Director of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Music Director Emeritus of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Since his appointment in 2006, Alexander has played a pivotal role in the development of the orchestra, which culminated in a highly successful and critically acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall in May […]

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OKC Thunder – Dan Mahoney Michael Cage Brian Byrnes

Dan Mahoney joined the Oklahoma City Thunder in August 2008. In his role of vice president of Broadcasting and Corporate Communications, he oversees the Thunder business public relations efforts, website (okcthunder.com) and broadcasting operations. Previously Mahoney served as a public relations consultant for the Professional Basketball Club, LLC and the New Orleans Hornets. From 1995-2003 […]

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Bedlam 2018!

Toby Rowland is in his 7th year as “Voice of the Sooners.” In addition to sitting in the play-by-play chair for OU football, men’s basketball and baseball, Rowland hosts numerous television shows on Sooner Sports TV powered by Fox and radio shows for Learfield Sports. A two-time Emmy Award winner, Rowland spent 12 years as a […]

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Analog Renaissance – Carey Sue Vega

“The Analog Renaissance: How to Change the World One Engaging Conversation at a Time” The Ponca City, Oklahoma native has provided etiquette and communications training for businesses, attorneys, doctors and organizations around the world – literally. For ten years, Carey Sue Vega honed her teaching and manner skills with an international audience as Cruise Director […]

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