PDG Bill Bowden

  Jr. Rotarian Graduation Day! William P. Bowden was commissioned in the Air Force through ROTC, and served as a navigator and bombardier on B-52 bombers during the Vietnam War. He served in numerous staff and command positions, concluding his duty as the commanding general of Tinker Air Force Base. Gen. Bowden is a leading […]

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Dr. Dwight Lawson – OKC Zoo

Dr. Dwight Lawson joined the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden in May 2014 as Executive Director/CEO. As the Executive Director, he plans, coordinates, and directs the day-to-day operations and long-term management of the Zoo, and ensures the Zoo’s continued development. Dwight came to Oklahoma City from Zoo Atlanta where he served as Director, Senior […]

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Bama Pies – Paula Marshall

As Bama’s Chief Executive Officer, Paula Marshall provides strategic leadership and direction to the entire organization. Her vision stands as a beacon for Bama team members, inspiring the organization to achieve the Bama mission – “People Helping People Be Successful”. Paula assumed responsibility as CEO of the Bama Companies in 1984, which now includes Bama […]

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Bob Ford – Serving My Country

“Serving My Country in the Vietnam War” Bob Ford was born August 4, 1944, in Shawnee, OK, graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program there.  Ford was a combat helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War from July 1967 – July 1968 with more than 1000 combat missions including […]

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Dr. Richard Smith

“Acute Stroke 2019 Update – Prevention, Recognition, Treatment” Richard Vertrees Smith, M.D. is a Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City board certified neurosurgeon and Medical Director of the Mercy NeuroScience Institute including the Mercy Comprehensive Stroke Center.  Dr. Smith holds a B.S. degree from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, an M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma School of […]

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Kelly Dyer Fry – The Oklahoman

  “The Oklahoman – its new owner, Gatehouse Media” Kelly Dyer Fry was named publisher of The Oklahoman in Dec. 2018. Fry will also continue in her role as editor and vice president of news for The Oklahoman, which was purchased by GateHouse Media in October. For the past 24 years, Fry has been a leader in the news […]

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Martha Burger – Okla. City University President

Martha Burger is the 18th president of Oklahoma City University. She is a former executive in the energy industry and served as Senior Vice President – Human and Corporate Resources at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. She also served the company as Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. During her tenure at Chesapeake, the company grew from less than […]

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Lincoln Riley – Head Football Coach – OU

After presiding over two of the most prolific offenses in OU history as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2015 and 2016, Lincoln Riley took over the program’s head coaching reins on June 7, 2017, following the retirement of one of the most accomplished coaches of the last quarter century in Bob Stoops. OU’s 22nd […]

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George Nigh – Naturalization Ceremony

New Citizens Naturalization Ceremony – Gov. George Nigh Special guests include: Sister Cities Board, Nigh Scholars, the new citizens and their guests.   George Patterson Nigh graduated from McAlester High School. Upon graduation, he spent a year and a half in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. When he returned, Nigh […]

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Nancy Osborne – Rotarian Malaria Partners

  Rotarian Malaria Partners (RMP) is a collaboration of organizations including Rotary Clubs internationally, global non-profits, African business leaders and governments focused on the worldwide eradication of malaria.  Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International, and now operating in four African countries, RMP has benefitted over 1,500,000 individuals and reduced the […]

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David Stewart – MidAmerica Industrial Park

” MidAmerica’s Story and It’s Impact on the State” David Stewart – Executive Director Mr. Stewart is currently Chief Administrative Officer and Trustee of the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority located in Pryor, Oklahoma. The Authority is a public trust that owns and operates MidAmerica Industrial Park. Mr. Stewart was appointed to this position by the […]

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Bill Graves

  “The Framers of the U.S. Constitution and the Judiciary” Bill Graves was elected District Judge of Oklahoma County in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014. He has handled probate, civil and criminal dockets. Judge Graves was a candidate for re-election as District Judge in 2018. He was defeated by Susan Stallings Judge […]

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