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Business and People Notes January 2018



The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s (PCCT) board of directors have chosen Regina Moon as the agency’s new president and CEO.

“The board of directors is extremely pleased to announce Regina Moon as the new president and CEO of our agency. She is an outstanding nonprofit executive and the right choice to take The Parent Child Center of Tulsa into a new era,” says Carole Huff Hicks, PCCT board chairman.

Moon’s resume includes more than 20 years of executive-level experience in strategic planning, operations, administration, revenue-generation, communications and marketing in the media and nonprofit sectors.  She has served as executive staff for the local American Red Cross since 2009.  Prior to that, she served as vice president and chief operating officer for Griffin Communications, KOTV-Channel 6, in Tulsa.

Moon received the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s “2016 Rotarian of the Year” award, serves on the steering committee of the Tulsa Area United Way Women’s Leadership Council, and was the Tulsa Area United Way’s Campaign Nonprofit Division Chair. She is a Rogers State University Public Television advisory board member and has served as an appointee on the Mayor’s Commission on Public Safety.

“The staff of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa are highly respected and expert in their field. I’m thrilled to join them in their worthy work,” says Moon. “Our vision is that all parents have the knowledge and skills to protect, nurture, and provide for their own child. In attaining this goal, we can prevent child abuse and neglect.”

Moon is acutely aware of the budget challenges The Parent Child Center of Tulsa faces. In November 2017 due to state budget issues, the agency lost a $444,000 Oklahoma State Department of Health contract to provide the Parents as Teachers home visiting program.

Sparks Reed Architecture and Interiors has hired intern architect Bryan Broaddrick.
This marks a personal goal for the 30-year-old Broaddrick, who developed his design interests in high school while pursuing another love, baseball. 

“I have always enjoyed attending sporting events and seeing the atmosphere generated inside these venues,” he says. “It thrills me to be able to create spaces that give people that excitement.”

That taps one of Sparks Reed’s specialties. Its founding partners have a strong background in stadium and arena design, ranging from public school facilities to Oklahoma State University’s Boone Pickens Stadium and Gallagher-Iba Arena.

“One thing I think our society has lost is a sense of community,” says Broaddrick. “With the work we do here, we have the opportunity to help bring people together.”

Broaddrick has served two other Tulsa firms since graduating from OSU in December 2014. He hopes to obtain his license next year.

Oral Roberts University has announced Michael Rogers as director of development. Rogers assumed this role on Jan. 2.

 “I’m excited to have Michael join the development team and fill this vital leadership role,” says Laura Bishop, vice president of development and alumni relations. “He has shown his passion for education through his service on the Southern Regional Education Board, which focuses on improving public education, and by chairing the Oklahoma State Legislature’s Common Education Committee. He has also lived out ORU’s vision very well throughout his career—as a public servant, a successful fundraiser at Summit Christian Academy and as a professional baseball player with the Cleveland Indians. I’m looking forward to Michael connecting well with our incredible donors as he shares all that God is doing in and through Oral Roberts University.”

An alumnus of ORU, Rogers was an All-American pitcher for the Golden Eagles who still holds records for wins and strikeouts and is a member of the ORU Athletic Hall of Fame. He entered the MLB draft, being taken by the Cleveland Indians and playing two years in their system before a shoulder injury ended his career.

After Rogers worked as Athletic Director for Summit Christian Academy in Broken Arrow, where he helped build the program into one of the best in the state, Rogers was elected to serve as an Oklahoma state representative, ultimately becoming chair of the common education committee.

As director of development, Rogers will interact with other alumni, donors, foundations and corporations to implement a strategic comprehensive giving program to include operational, capital, planned and endowment.

Michael is married to Krystal who is a second grade teacher at Lincoln Christian School.  They have three boys.

Kelly Bland has accepted the position of executive director of Osage County Tourism.

Bland is a Texas native and sought-after motivational speaker with extensive experience promoting rural Texas through her involvement in the Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) with a membership of 32 Texas counties.  She served on the TMCN board of directors for several years working with more than 50 communities and their county, city, and civic officials for the benefit of economic growth and community development. 

“We are thrilled with Kelly’s energy and enthusiasm and are looking forward to her contributions. She comes to us with solid chamber experience and a true understanding of a sense of place,” says Trisha Kerkstra, Osage County Tourism Board president.

Commenting on her new home, Bland said, “The countryside of Osage County takes your breath away and the people make you feel right at home.  There’s no place like the Osage.”

Visit the Osage County Tourism website at www.VisitTheOsage.com. Bland can be contacted at 918-210-9788 or visittheosage@gmail.com.

Law firm Hall Estill announces that William “Bill” W. O’Connor and Jerrick L. Irby have joined the firm as shareholders, and Margo E. Shipley and John “Jack” W. Dowdell and have joined as associates in the Tulsa office.

O’Connor has been practicing law for nearly 30 years and concentrates his practice in the litigation arena, specifically complex litigation in energy, pharmaceutical and medical device, employment, securities, antitrust, class action, intellectual property, construction, and tort and insurance law. He has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in Commercial Litigation, as well as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, where he has been named among the top 50 attorneys in the state.

O’Connor received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review.

Irby has focused his legal career in the litigation arena, assisting clients in the areas of complex business and general litigation. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the Tulsa Law Review and was inducted into the Order of Curule Chair. Irby has been named a Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers.

Irby received his J.D. with highest honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law and is licensed to practice in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas.

Shipley will concentrate her practice in litigation, assisting clients in the areas of complex business and general litigation. She represented immigrant clients through the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the University of Tulsa College of Law Boesche Legal Clinic and was inducted into the Order of the Curule Chair. In addition, she served as the Notes and Comments editor of the Tulsa Law Review while in law school.
Shipley received her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Tulsa College of Law and is a volunteer with Tulsa Lawyers for Children.

Dowdell will also concentrate his practice in litigation, assisting various clients with complex business needs and other general litigation issues. While in law school, he served as the Notes & Comments editor of the Tulsa Law Review. Further, Dowdell represented immigrant clients through the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the University of Tulsa’s Boesche Legal Clinic.

Dowdell received his J.D. with honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Updated 01-05-2018

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