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The board of Friends of Starlight Concerts, Inc., has selected Catherine deCamp as its executive director.  DeCamp brings more than 20 years of leadership experience and volunteerism to her role.

DeCamp received her Bachelor of International Business and Languages and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and spent the first part of her career in the corporate world and as a small business owner.  She entered the nonprofit arena in 2014, most recently as the business development director for the Oklahoma Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to building an innovative economy in the Tulsa region.

The Starlight Band is Oklahoma’s only professional concert band and includes over 50 musicians.  Concerts are held at Guthrie Green, located at 111 E. Brady Street in Tulsa.

Oral Roberts University is committed to creating a thriving global culture within the university and to that end, ORU President Dr. William M. Wilson has announced a new position to serve that purpose.

Dr. Kevin Schneider will serve as the executive director of ORU’s Office of Global Service. He has taught courses in the university’s College of Business, coordinated international academic activities, and led a healing team to Brazil the past two years.

Schneider will coordinate Study Abroad Programs, Healing Teams and an Intercultural Experience for all graduates.  He will oversee the International Student Center, Global Awareness Events on Campus as well as Global Sensitivity. Schneider will also assist the Office of the Provost in Global Partnerships.

Schneider earned his doctorate in business administration in strategic planning from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He earned his master’s of business administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology at ORU.

Charles “Chuck” Halliburton, head of AVCOM Productions in Tulsa, has been awarded the Silver ADDY for his achievements over the past 36 years. The Silver ADDY is the Tulsa Advertising Industry’s highest honor and was presented April 27 at an awards dinner at Tulsa Country Club.

Halliburton started his career with Advertising Inc., in 1971, shortly after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a degree in radio, television & film. After two years with the agency, in 1973, he was instrumental in helping Ad Inc., form a production subsidiary they named AVCOM. And, in 1981, Halliburton took the reins of AVCOM as the majority shareholder when the company broke away from the agency. He has guided Tulsa’s first audio visual production company ever since.

Today, Halliburton and AVCOM continue to provide audio-visual presentations and donate in-kind services to numerous non profit charitable organizations in the Tulsa area.

NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden announces Raegen Siegfried has been named vice president of HushWorks, the company’s advanced-development projects effort.
Since 2015, he has served as the program’s director, leading the pursuit of new technologies to integrate into future manufacturing processes and products.

During his time as HushWorks director, he worked to leverage NORDAM’s proprietary WeatherMASTER technology with expansion of its satcom-radome business in the high-growth, in-flight entertainment and connectivity market.

He is a board member for Flight Night, a not-for-profit fundraising gala supporting STEM education in northeastern Oklahoma. He was a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 30, volunteers as a mentor and judge in a variety of regional and international business-plan competitions, and is an active investor dedicated to start-up business growth through early-stage investment.

Siegfried graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurial management and international business and later earned a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Clarence Jackson, Karen Johnson and Charles Murphy of Tulsa Tech recently graduated from the Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP).

They were among 29 TechCAP VIII graduates. TechCAP gives individuals in the CareerTech System the chance to establish or advance their technology center administrative careers. Participants are current or potential technology center or skills centers administrators.

During the year-long program, they visited technology centers across the state, learned more about the CareerTech System, networked with other administrators and gained hands-on experience in the different functions of technology centers. Topics included human resources, finance, workforce development, at-risk populations, media relations, crisis management, partnerships and state and national issues.
Tulsa Opera, Oklahoma’s oldest performing arts organization, announces Sandra Willmann as its new director of development.

In her most recent role as director of institutional advancement for Monte Cassino School in Tulsa, Willmann coordinated and planned direct solicitations, events, scholarships, and other fundraising programs. She also provided consulting services to nonprofit organizations in the areas of fundraising, board development and event planning. For more information, visit tulsaopera.com or call 918-587-4811.

Jessica Borusky has been named artistic director for Living Arts, a Tulsa-based contemporary arts organization. Her appointment was announced by the Living Arts Board of Directors. She will fill the vacancy with the June 30 retirement of Steve Liggett, who has led Living Arts for the past 26 years.

Borusky is an artist, educator, and curator and holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Studio Art with a concentration in Performance and Women’s/Gender Studies, and a BA from New College of Florida in Art/Performance/Gender Studies.

Borusky currently resides in Kansas City as a Charlotte Street Foundation Residency Fellow.

Jones, Gotcher & Bogan, P.C. announces the firm’s President, James E. Weger, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission. Weger will serve a five-year term ending June 23, 2021.

Weger has been practicing law since 1982 with Jones Gotcher. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1979 and his law degree in 1982. He also attended the University of Oxford, Queens College, in 1980 as part of his law school curriculum.

The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) has awarded Dr. Kathy Henry with the ODA Thomas Jefferson Citizenship Award and Dr. C. Rieger Wood, III with the ODA President’s Leadership Award. These awards were given during the 2017 ODA President’s Dinner on April 29 in Tulsa.

The ODA Thomas Jefferson Citizenship Award is given to a dentist who has put forth outstanding contributions to community service. Henry was honored with this award for her eight years of volunteer work with the Oklahoma Mission Mercy, a two-day dental clinic that provides free dental services to the public.

The ODA President’s Leadership Award is chosen each year by the president and is presented to an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership skills through service to the ODA, the membership, and his or her community. Wood was awarded this honor for his volunteer work for the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy. He has been instrumental with the inception of the event in 2010 and with executing each event including chairing the event twice. He has shown his dedication to the dental profession throughout his dental career and the ODA appreciates his commitment to his community and the dental profession. 

Updated 06-17-2017

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