Class of 2013
Each year, okc.BIZ is proud to commend Central Oklahoma’s best and brightest achievers with the honors. The awards recognize those young leaders who are making a difference at work and in the community. The class of 2013 was chosen from more than 150 nominees. It takes more than just showing up to work each day to distinguish oneself professionally. This year’s class includes a diverse group of professionals from the public and private sectors as well as nonprofits.
From women climbing the ranks in the construction business to a pilot who founded his own company, this year’s honorees have faced personal and professional challenges and have persevered to be recognized as leaders by their peers and the community as a whole.
Two of our honorees are familiar faces that come into your home on the evening news and help you stay safe when the weather turns ugly. Others may not be instantly recognizable but are well-known because of their extensive involvement in the community.
A Rolodex with the names of this year’s honorees would be a powerful resource, as it includes a distinguished doctor, lawyers and business executives. These leaders know how to get things done, whether in the boardroom or cleaning up after natural disasters and helping those in need. In addition to recognition for their efforts, the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University is awarding a $5,000 scholarship to each of the honorees.
In addition to recognition for their efforts, the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University is awarding a $5,000 scholarship to each of the honorees.
Class of 2013
Allison Bailey, Barta Bailey
Andrea Gossard, Manhattan Construction Company
Amanda R. Davis, Oklahoma City University
Autumn Rose McMahon, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education University of Oklahoma
Bob Funk Jr., Prodigal LLC
Brad Poarch, Cory’s Audio Visual Services LLC
Brian Dwayne Knight, Eide Bailly LLP
Brianne Renee Hinojosa, Oklahoma Zoological Society
Caitlin L. Dempsey, Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort
Camden Chitwood, Emerson Events
Chadwick Theopolis Holeman, Devon Energy
Cory Elizabeth King, American Energy Partners LP
Courtney Elaine Hyder, Sunbeam Family Services
Damon Lane, KOCO-TV 5
Emily Garman, Oklahoma Media Group LLC
Eric Tyler Wells, Private Jets Inc.
Erin Elissa Engelke, Feed the Children
Jason Thomas, JTC Tradesmen Development
Jay Willis Wright, Spokesme.com
Jayme Denise Buck, Young Brothers Inc.
Jennifer Marie Blevins, vi marketing and branding
Jennifer Lynn Klos, Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Jessica Schambach, KOCO-TV 5
Jill Brown DeLosier, Downtown Oklahoma City Inc.
Jody Lynn East, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jose L. Ocque, Venhomes LLC
Katherine Mazaheri, Mazaheri Law Firm
Larry Winters, Tri-State Industrial Group
Lauren Adrienne Toppins, Paycom Payroll LLC
Lenny Henderson, St. Anthony’s Dermatology Center of Excellence
Levi David Heard, Senior Care Services
Lindsay Michelle Flesher, Cardinal Engineering Inc.
Miguel Armando Garcia, Michael Brooks-Jimenez PC
Rachel Bundy, Rees Associates
Rachel Pappy, Roderick H. Polston PC
Ellen Renee Harriman, vi branding and marketing
Ryan Cross, Bank of Oklahoma
Shani Amon Nealy, Urban League of Greater OKC Inc.
Sheri Guyse, A Good Egg Dining Group
Steven G. Charles, Touchstone Youth Projects