Andrea B. Smith

Global Head of Human Resources Bank of America In her more than 25-year career with Bank of America, Andrea Smith has held a variety of leadership roles and currently serves as global head of Human Resources and a member of the company’s executive management team.  She leads a global team of human resources professionals supporting […]

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Brian Davis & Michael Cage – OKC Thunder Broadcast Team

Brian Davis – Thunder Broadcaster Brian Davis is entering his seventh season as the television voice for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He serves as part of a Thunder broadcasting team on FOX Sports Oklahoma that has been awarded three regional Heartland Emmy Awards since 2008. Davis has called games at the professional level in three other sports: football, hockey […]

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Katherine Richard, CEO- Warwick Energy Group

Katherine Richard, CEO of Warwick Energy Group, founded the company in 2010. Since 2010 she has been an adviser to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines on energy development and transparency, working in concert with the Aspen Institute’s Market Building Initiative and the Institute for State Effectiveness. Richard was selected as a Young Global […]

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Usually, It’s Tribalism that Matters

Bart Binning, Ed.D.  “Usually, It’s Tribalism that Matters” – 11.18.14 There is neural evidence that humans interact with each other based on a tribal paradigm. Research by Robin Dunbar, Peter Killworth, and H. Russell Bernard suggest that the human brain can effectively interact with between 150 and 290 individuals. Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point […]

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Trait Thompson

Trait Thompson, State Capitol Restoration Project Manager

Trait Thompson was named Project Manager of the State Capitol Restoration Project in July 2014 by Preston Doerflinger, Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. Prior to that, Trait served since 2010 as Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advisor to President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman in the Oklahoma Senate. In addition to his experience […]

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Ebola and the Quarantine Quandary

Stephen Prescott, M.D.  “Ebola and the Quarantine Quandary”  Like Oklahoma’s weather, the news on Ebola changes quickly. Between the time I write this article and the time you are reading it, the story about this global health crisis will no doubt have moved in many new directions. Still, I feel confident that at least one […]

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A Rotarian Fighting For A Rotarian

Mike Turpen  “A Rotarian Fighting For A Rotarian”  Of course, it’s no secret to anyone reading these words that I’m a Democrat. But I’ve always tried to approach my job from the perspective of what’s right and what’s wrong. A case in point, I believe, goes back to 2001, when Oklahoma’s two Republican senators, Jim […]

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