New Rotarians 2019-20

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Kim Tran is Of Counsel with the firm of Ogletree Deakins.

Kim’s family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam in the mid-70’s and early-80’s. She was born in Minneapolis but as a child, her family moved to Oklahoma City. She holds her Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems and her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Kim is married to Michael To and they have a son, Benjamin. Some of her hobbies include travel and travel planning, spicy food challenges, and vintage cocktail mixology.

Rotarian Sponsors:Ashley Smith, Suzanne Mitchell, and Sam Fulkerson

 

 

Melody Kellogg is the Director for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

She is originally from Missouri but moved to Oklahoma when she was just two years old and spent most of her youth in Enid. She has her BA in Business from Central State University, an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma, and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma.

In addition to her professional career, Becky is Past President and board member for Oklahoma Library Association, advisory board member for Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma, member for OK Historic Records Advisory Board, a member of the Archives & Records Commission, and the former board chair for First Christian Church.

Becky and her husband, Randy, are passionate about living debt-free and helping others to do the same. They have been members of a card playing group for over 20 years and their favorite vacation is a K-Love Cruise.

Rotarian Sponsors Susan McVey, Devery Youngblood, and Jane Jenkins

 

Becky Graninger is the Chief Development and Marketing Officer with Feed the Children. She moved to Oklahoma just two years ago from Richmond, Virginia as a result of this position.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hollins University and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Johns Hopkins University.

Becky would describe herself as a student of creativity and leadership. Some of her hobbies include reading, history, genealogy, and organ music. She cares deeply about helping children and in addition to her role at Feed the Children, she is a CASA volunteer and a Read OKC Little Library Steward.

Rotarian Sponsors: Tom Phillips, Marion Paden, and Sam Hammons

 

Jo Lynne Jones is the John Kirkpatrick Executive Director for the Oklahoma City Ballet.

She was born in Colorado but the child of two Okies, her family moved to Edmond as a youth.

She attending Oklahoma State University for four years majoring in Radio & Television, but a dream job at KFOR-TV took her away from school before graduation. She would eventually graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma and holds a Bachelor’s in Oral Communications.

Jo Lynne is a board member for Brave Woman, Treasurer for Crown Heights-Edgemere Heights Neighborhood Association, and is the past president for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and past president of the Oklahoma County Bar Auxiliary

Jo Lynne has two grown sons and her husband, Tom, is an attorney. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, and occasionally working a sewing machine. According to her, she loves to watch a well-produced newscast, and is passionate about women’s and children’s rights.

Rotarian Sponsors: Hilarie Blaney, Hank Bradley, and Cheryl Borelli



8-6-19

Andy Anderson is a retired City Manager who recently moved back to Oklahoma from Bend, Oregon to be close to his first grandchild.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Andy obtained a Bachelor of Political Science from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. His career as a City Manager spanned 35 years across 5 different cities including Norman, OK, Enid, OK, Medford, OR, Leavenworth, KS, and Bend, OR.

In all of Andy’s moves, there’s been one constant: Rotary. He’s been a member of various Rotary clubs since 1982, served as President of the Rotary Club of Bend Foundation for 5 years, and is a Paul Harris Fellow +4. He also served as a volunteer senior advisor to the Oregon and International City Management Association from 2010 to 2019.

In Andy’s spare time, he enjoys cooking, travel, and gardening. In his younger years, he enjoyed hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering.

Rotarian Sponsors: Anne Roberts, Tim Dowd, and John Wilkins

 

Bob Lane is a Director at BKD CPAs and Advisors where he’s specialized operations consulting for health care providers for the past 13 years. He holds a Bachelors of Allied Health Administration from the University of Kansas and a Master of Health and Human Services Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

 

Originally a true “Okie from Muskogee”, he spent 13 years working in Central Missouri before relocating back to Oklahoma City.

In addition to Rotary, he is the national board chair for the American College of Health Care Administrators, the President-elect of Upward Transitions of Central Oklahoma, and the past congregational chair at St. Mark Lutheran Church and Preschool.

Bob and his wife, Rose, have two grown children and a new grandchild. Hobbies include golf, theatre, travel, home improvement, and craft brewing. He also considers himself a passionate audiophile with an eclectic music taste.

Rotarian sponsors: Mary Jane Calvey and Joyce Clark

 

Emily Lang is a Partner of Price Lang Public Relations. She is a graduate of The University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Journalism Public Relations. Previously, she served as the Public Information Officer and Director of Special projects for the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.

Emily is active in the community and is the Vice Chair of the UCO Foundation Board of Trustees, Board Member for YLK, volunteers with Santa Fe Family Life Center and is a volunteer for Oklahoma Arts Council. She is a graduate of LOYAL Class IX and has been recognized as a Journal Record Achievers Under 40 and Business Times 20 Under 40.

She loves supporting organizations and causes that protect and encourage women, children and underserved individuals. For fun, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her son at various sporting and school events and considers herself a lifelong learner. To keep up, she is a persistent reader, news consumer, and podcast listener.

Rotarian Sponsor: Tisha Tate, Drew Edmondson, Ted Streuli

 

Jake Yunker is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Oklahoma State University Foundation. He is a graduate of, you guessed it, Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Public Relations.  Previously, he served as the Policy Director for the Office of Governor Mary Fallin.

He currently serves as a board member for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, board member for Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund, and community advisory committee member for Harding Charter Prep High School.

Jakes hobbies include education and workforce policy, supporting Oklahoma artists, and foreign and domestic travel.

Rotarian Sponsors: Heather Lunsford, Susan Winchester



8-27-19

Mike Adams retired after a 39-year career with LSB Industries, Inc. where he served as the VP-Corporate Controller. Born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, he is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Accounting and Management.

Mike has years of volunteer service with several organizations including the United Way, Oklahoma Civic Center, Junior Achievement, and Boy Scouts of America.  He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, Class 32.  His current community activities include serving on the Oklahoma City MAPS3 Citizens Advisory Board, Vice-chair of the MAPS3 Oklahoma River Sub-committee, and a Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the OU Steed School of Accounting.

In the three years since retirement, Mike has traveled to over 30 countries. When he is not traveling, he enjoys sports, history and architecture.

Rotarian Sponsors: Tom Shelby, Tom McDaniel, and Lance McDaniel

 

Carri Hicks is a first-term State Senator for District 40 located in northwest Oklahoma City, the Village, Warr Acres, Bethany, and Nichols Hills. Before election to the Oklahoma Senate, she was a Professional Educator in Deer Creek Public Schools.

 

Raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Carri earned a full scholarship to Oklahoma City University and fell in love with this community. Following her studies at OCU she laid down roots and has been an active community member since 2001.

She earned her Bachelors of Arts and Sciences from Oklahoma City University, double majoring in Political Science and Mass Communications. She furthered her studies at OCU by completing a Master’s degree in Leadership Management. She then went on to complete her Masters of Early Childhood Education from Capella University.

Carri is married to Spencer Hicks and has three young children. She enjoys volunteering with education related causes. Her oldest son was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes at 17 months old. Therefore, Carri has thrown her full weight into raising awareness of type 1 diabetes and the rising costs of healthcare.

Rotarian Sponsors: Julia Kirt, Jerrod Shouse, and Anne Roberts

 

Jeanean Yanish is the Executive Director for Health Alliance for the Uninsured. Previously, she was the Executive Director for Green Shoe Foundation.

She was born in Yosemite, California where her parents met but spent most of her childhood in Washington State. She moved to Honolulu, Hawaii for college where she graduated from the University of Hawaii with her BA in Journalism / PR. Eventually she moved back to the mainland and moved to Edmond to complete her thesis work for her Masters Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  She is currently a PhD Candidate at UCO-Swansea University.

In addition to non-profit work, she enjoys volunteerism, whole-person wellness and leadership, yoga, biking, golf, reading, scuba diving, and traveling. She comes to us from the Rotary Club of Edmond where she is a Past President. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow and has served Rotary District 5750 as the Co-Membership Chair for two years.

Rotarian Sponsors Tom Phillips, Betsy Brunsteter, and Lana Ivy



9-24-19

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