District Governor Lance Singleton

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Lance Singleton has enjoyed a successful business career everywhere from corporate America to owning and managing small businesses. Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration Lance spent 20 years in the wholesale food industry with Fleming Companies, then chose to pursue his own ventures in e-commerce and software development. In late 2002, he and his family moved back to Oklahoma and Lance now serves as an Agency Manager for a commercial insurance agency, Oklahoma Business Insurers Agency. In addition to being a Certified Insurance Counselor, CIC, he is a licensed Realtor®.

Lance became a Rotarian in 2003 with the Heartland Rotary Club and was fortunate to serve in several club leadership roles including: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Sergeant of Arms. During his time with Heartland he was honored as Rotarian of the Year twice, and Lance served on the District GSE and Membership Committees.

In late 2012 Lance joined forces with PDG Marty Postic to charter a new morning club, OKC Sunrise Rotary. He served as the Charter President for the first 21 months and has been the Treasurer for the past 3 years. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, he was the Chair for the club’s first fundraising event. Lance is a Sustaining Member and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and has been the host for several GSE team members and Wings of Rotary students.

During the 2016-17 rotary year, Lance is serving as Co-Chair of the District Grants, and will be the Chair in 2017-18. Additionally, he will be an Assistant District Governor in 2017-2018.

Lance is married to his beautiful wife, Laura who is a Realtor®. Together they invest and sell real estate properties. They are blessed with 3 wonderful children and 4 adorable grandchildren (with number 5 on the way). Lance and Laura lead a small group for their church  and love to spend time with family and friends. Lance is a sports enthusiast, enjoys reading, and spends a great deal of time with the Rotary family. For fun and adventure, Lance and Laura love to travel which gives them an opportunity to meet Rotarians all over the world.

Chair of the Day

Steven C. Shepelwich is a Senior Community Development Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch. Steven leads the Bank’s efforts to promote economic development and fair and impartial access to financial services in Oklahoma’s low- to moderate-income communities and manages the District’s workforce development program area. In this role, Steven has lead research and outreach initiatives on the District’s unbanked market, innovations in consumer financial services, asset-based approaches to rural development and workforce development strategies. Steven co-authored the bankers’ guide Engaging Workforce Development: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank, Steven worked with national organizations focused on expanding the roles of financial institutions in low-income communities including leading banks and credit unions, microenterprise funds, and affordable housing loan funds throughout the country. Steven began his career by working internationally with microfinance, rural development, and refugee programs in Kenya, Burundi, and India for over six years.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Steven holds a B.B.A in Marketing from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Resource Development from Michigan State University.  He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.



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