Maps 3 Update

Tom J. McDaniel became President of American Fidelity Foundation on September 1, 2011, after having served as President and Chancellor of Oklahoma City University from July 1, 2001 to August 31, 2011.  He retired as Vice Chairman and Director of Kerr McGee Corporation in 2000 and then served as President of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, […]

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The Rise of Sonic, and Life After

Clifford Hudson serves of counsel in the firm’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 consulting, […]

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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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Resolution In Appreciation of President Ann

Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City In Appreciation of our President Ann Ackerman and best wishes for the health of her family October 17, 2019 Whereas Ann Ackerman is currently serving as the 110th President of Oklahoma’s largest and oldest civic organization, The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, […]

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Laissez-faire

Laissez-faire by John Frost It seems the country is suffering an identity crisis when it comes to economics.  What kind of economic system do we have?  What should we have?  What are the choices worldwide?  What has worked and what has failed?  I think I am safe in saying that no one economic system is […]

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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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Old School

Old School by Leonard Sullivan I am thankful I attended school in the era when it was safe, educational, disciplined, fun, and preparatory for life. There were no security devices, rather a teacher was at the front door on rainy days to insure everyone scraped the mud and manure off their boots and shoes before […]

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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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Coming Paradigm Shift in OKC Community/Economic Development?

Coming Paradigm Shift in OKC Community/Economic Development? Bart Binning, Ed. D.   We are, it is suspected, entering a new paradigm when evaluating the public assistance needed to support economic development; in the future we will look at the more overarching-concept of community re-development rather than the narrow-focused concept of economic re-development.  This new paradigm […]

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