Forty Under 40 articles

Forty Under 40: AUTUMN ROSE McMAHON

Where would many organizations, nonprofits or schools be without development directors? Practically non-existent. They are the backbones of many of these places, spending most of their time implementing numerous community outreach initiatives while tirelessly seeking donations, grants and contributions, all areas that Autumn Rose McMahon has succeeded and surpassed as director of development for the

Forty Under 40: EMILY GARMAN

In this digital age, when technology moves faster than most of us would like, it’s always good to have someone on your business’s side to help guide clients through the maze of zeros and ones. Oklahoma Media Group is a full-service website development and application programming company that delivers custom solutions to clients of all

Forty Under 40: CORY ELIZABETH KING

When many people think of human resources directors, they just imagine someone who listens to complaints. That couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to Cory Elizabeth King. It’s her job to attract, hire, retain, and develop the best and brightest professionals in the everimportant oil and gas industry by creating a

Forty Under 40: RACHEL BUNDY

Before joining Rees Associates, Rachel Bundy worked in the restaurant industry for 12 years, waiting tables and as a bartender to put herself through school. She says that she is constantly amazed at how much her previous experience in that industry benefits her current career as project manager for Rees. It taught her to communicate

Forty Under 40: MIGUEL ARMANDO GARCIA

With the subject of immigration being a daily political hotbed of controversy, people tend to forget, in the middle of their punditry, that immigrants are real people. Even though Miguel Garcia, associate attorney for Michael Brooks-Jimenez, is a criminal defense attorney, he also works in the gray area between criminal and immigration consequences. He has

Forty Under 40: LEVI DAVID HEARD

Senior Care Services is a family-run business that has been a top senior care services provider since 1980. In 2013, Levi Heard is continuing this tradition as vice president. Originally starting out as marketing director, he saw the business achieve significant and steady growth thanks to a multifaceted marketing strategy that he created and executed,

Forty Under 40: LINDSAY MICHELLE FLESHER

  After receiving her master’s of science in civil engineering with an emphasis in project management and construction engineering from Oklahoma State University in 2006, Lindsay Flesher quickly rose to the top of her field. While working with Crafton Tull until March 2013, she managed project teams and was involved with not only engineering design

Forty Under 40: LAUREN ADRIENNE TOPPINS

Having the opportunity to start Paycom’s legal department is an accomplishment that Lauren Toppins, staff attorney is very proud of. She runs the legal department, handles all legal issues and manages all outside counsel, and she has had the opportunity to create policies and procedures from scratch and has met the challenge of integrating the

Forty Under 40: LENNY HENDERSON

Dr. Lenny Henderson’s story is truly inspiring for anyone who thinks they are too old to become a success in any field of their choosing. Before he went to medical school, he had a career as a certified financial planner for Morgan Stanley and Prudential Securities, even co-authoring a book titled “Making Work Optional,” in

Forty Under 40: RYAN CROSS

Bank of Oklahoma is one of the state’s largest and most respected financial institutions, and that’s because of hiring determined leaders like Ryan Cross. With more than a decade spent in the banking industry, he brings the experience and know-how to keep BOK on top in the 21st century. This led, according to him, to

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