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The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is pleased to announce its officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2012.
Carl Edwards, Price Edwards & Company, will serve his second year as chair. Peter B. Delaney, OGE Energy Corp., has been chosen as chairman-elect and will serve as treasurer. Other 2012 officers include David Thompson, immediate past chairman; Bruce Lawrence, INTEGRIS Health, corporate secretary; and Roy H. Williams, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, president and CEO.
The 2012 appointed vice chairs include: Community Redevelopment – Mark Funke, Bank of Oklahoma; Convention & Visitors Bureau – Rhonda Hooper, Jordan Advertising; Economic Development – David Rainbolt, BancFirst; Education & Workforce Development – Martha Burger, Chesapeake Energy Corporation; Forward Oklahoma City – J. Larry Nichols, Devon Energy Corporation; Government Relations – Brad Krieger, Arvest Bank; MAPS Redevelopment – Tom J. McDaniel, American Fidelity Foundation; Marketing & Communications – Percy Kirk, Cox Communications; Membership – Bryan Gonterman, AT&T Oklahoma; Strategic Planning – Clayton I. Bennett, Dorchester Capital.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors is made up of the individuals elected by the Chamber membership, those appointed by the chairman, the officers and all past chairmen and life members.
Chamber membership elected the following individuals to serve three consecutive one-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2012 and expiring Dec. 31, 2014: Beverly Binkowski, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Robert Browne, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company; James C. Clark, B.C. Clark Jewelers; David Harlow, BancFirst; E. Carey Joullian, IV, Mustang Fuel Corporation; Greg Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.; Mary Mélon, The Journal Record Publishing Company; Xavier Neira, Manhattan Construction Company; Ford C. Price, Jr., Price Edwards & Company; Eduardo Sanchez, Lopez Foods, Inc.; Natalie Shirley, Oklahoma State University -- Oklahoma City; Kari Watkins, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
In addition to the previously mentioned elected members, Edwards named the following individuals for one-year appointments to the 2012 Board of Directors: James M. Brown, 7-Eleven Stores; Mike Emmelhainz, The Boeing Company; Clay T. Farha, B.D. Eddie Enterprises; Jalal Farzaneh, Home Creations; J. Leland Gourley, OKC Friday Newspaper – Nichols Hills Publishing Co.; Ronnie Irani, RKI Exploration & Production; David Jackson, JPMorganChase Bank; Jesse Mashburn, J.W. Mashburn Development, Inc.; Bradley Naifeh, Central Liquor Company; Tim O'Toole, Oklahoma State Fair, Inc.; Gary Pierson, The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Meg Salyer, Accel Financial Staffing.
The past chairmen and life members of the Chamber include: Ray Ackerman, Ackerman McQueen, Inc.; Clayton I. Bennett, Dorchester Capital; Richard H. Clements, Clements Food Company – Garden Club; Edward H. Cook; Luke R. Corbett; William E. Durrett, American Fidelity Assurance Company; Robert A. Funk, Express Employment Professionals; Gerald L. Gamble, Gerald L. Gamble Co., Inc.; Fred J. Hall, Hall Capital, LLC; V. Burns Hargis, Oklahoma State University; Dan Hogan, Dan Hogan Properties; Stanley F. Hupfeld, INTEGRIS Family of Foundations; The Honorable David R. Lopez, Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Gerald R. Marshall, MidFirst Bank; Edmund O. Martin, Ackerman McQueen, Inc.; J.W. McLean (life member); Frank A. McPherson; J. Larry Nichols, Devon Energy Corporation; George Nigh (life member), IBC Bank; Lee Allan Smith, Oklahoma Events, LLC; Bill Swisher, Industrial Investments, LLC; David Thompson; William G. Thurman, M.D.; and Stanton L. Young, Stanton L. Young Companies.
The following members will also serve on the Board of Directors during 2012. They include: Governor Bill Anoatubby, The Chickasaw Nation; Mark Beffort, Grubb & Ellis | Levy Beffort; William M. Cameron, American Fidelity Assurance Company; Greg Dewey, SandRidge Energy, Inc.; Christy Everest, The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Joseph J. Ferretti, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Judy J. Hatfield, Equity Commercial Realty, LLC; Robert Henry, Oklahoma City University; Bob E. Howard II, Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City; Steve Mason, Cardinal Engineering, Inc.; Ronald J. Norick, Norick Investment Company, LLC; Josh Parsons, Redbud Financial Group – The Guardian; Greg Phillips, Oklahoma Natural Gas Company; Stephen M. Prescott, M.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; John Richels, Devon Energy Corporation; Robert J. Ross, Inasmuch Foundation / Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation; Avis Scaramucci, Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante and Bar; Charles P. Schroeder, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Renzi Stone, Saxum; Richard Tanenbaum, Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings, W. Roger Webb, The University of Central Oklahoma; John Williams, CHA, Williams & Associates Hospitality LLC.
Serving as ex-officio members to the Chamber Board of Directors are: The Honorable Mick Cornett, City of Oklahoma City; Jim Couch, City of Oklahoma City; The Honorable Willa Johnson, Oklahoma County; Lindy Ritz, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center – FAA; and Karl Springer, Oklahoma City Public Schools. Maj. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Tinker Air Force Base, will serve as liaison to the board.