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Business and People Notes July 2018

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Christopher Cox, PE, has been hired as a senior project manager in its Tulsa office.  Cox, who has more than 30 years of experience, is working in the transportation group and has a specific focus on municipal roadway and utility projects. Prior to joining the firm, he spent nearly 25 years working for the City of Tulsa and most recently served as the transportation rehabilitation manager. In this role, Cox was responsible for the long-term engineering and funding for the maintenance of all streets, bridges, and railroad crossings in Tulsa. Now at Dewberry, he is working on projects for the cities of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and Owasso, and roadway improvements for an industrial park in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Cox earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University (1981) and is a member of the American Public Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Truman O. Criss, president of ROI Media Services LLC, announces the merit-based promotions for three women to the corporate board.

Deanna McClure has been promoted to senior vice president of client services. McClure is a 33-year veteran of the advertising/marketing operations of broadcast, print, outdoor and digital media. She assumes total jurisdiction for all client-based marketing support operations and general office management. She has been with ROI since 1997.

Kim Marshall has been promoted to vice president of media management operations. Marshall, an almost 20-year veteran of the marketing support business, has an excellent track record in print, broadcast, outdoor and digital media utilization. She previously worked for Clear Channel (IHeart), Shamrock, High School Sports the Magazine and Communication Graphics.

Katherine M. Wade was ROI’s first employee of the predecessor company to ROI. She is being promoted to vice president of financial administration. Wade brings a wealth of experience in media operations. During her 32-year tenure she has worked as a planner, negotiator and buyer as well as administrative and financial manager.

Randy Heller is region manager of client services. He has more than 25 years of marketing and broadcast experience. Throughout his career he has been responsible for broadcast sales and the marketing responsibilities of a broadcast group. Heller was also the manager of the customer service department of a broadcast organization.

The Tulsa Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants officially named its 2018-2019 officers. Serving one-year terms are President Raylicia Spencer, CPA, with Stanfield + O’Dell in Tulsa; President Elect Deborah Vanderveen, CPA, with ALLCOM Administrative Services in Jenks, PLLC; Secretary Kristin Aylett, CPA, with AAON, Inc.; and Treasurer Erika Coates, CPA, with Brainerd Chemical, Inc. Ross McKinney, CPA, with HoganTaylor, will remain on the board as the first past president.
The OSCPA also awarded Greg Jones, CLU, CHFC, with the chapter’s distinguished CPA honor at the 100th Annual Members Meeting in Oklahoma City.

Jones currently serves as the Tulsa Chapter’s first past president. He is known as a steady sponsor and contributor to the chapter’s continuing education program and was instrumental in getting the non-profit board training series off the ground in 2015.

The Distinguished CPA Award recognizes chapter members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding community involvement, professionalism and activism in the profession. It was established to honor members dedicated to their communities and to inform the public of the contributions CPAs continuously make to their communities at the chapter level and their commitment to high ethical standards. 
The OSCPA’s Tulsa Chapter includes Creek, Osage, Wagoner, Washington and Tulsa counties.

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces that Kelly Brackeen has been promoted to service center manager in Tulsa.

With more than four years of experience at Southeastern, Brackeen started his career at the Tyler service center as an operations manager. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles, including assistant service center manager in Tyler and most recently, service center manager in Lubbock, Texas.

Brackeen will relocate with his family and looks forward to serving the Southeastern team in this new capacity.

Southeastern Freight Lines is a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializing in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 89 service centers in 14 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

Paul Davis Restoration of Tulsa, a leading provider of fire and water damage restoration services, recently received the prestigious District Franchise of the Year award in its 12-state district and recognition for the franchise company’s outstanding staff members who were honored for excelling in the local restoration industry. The awards were accepted by Tom and Vivienne Culver, owners of the locally-owned franchise, along with their team on May 19 at Paul Davis’ national conference. The company received the awards as network-wide leaders in top sales and service, market penetration and customer satisfaction, among other achievements.

 Team members who won the individual Best of the Best awards include Lori Rosas, mitigation estimator; Aaron Horner, repair estimator; Dusty Day, project manager, and Michael Sullivan, project manager.

 Since 1993, Paul Davis Restoration of Tulsa has helped individuals, families, businesses, churches, and government agencies that have suffered property or content losses due to fire, water, storm, or other events. Paul Davis is a full-service company that provides initial drying and clean-up and complete repairs and reconstruction.  The local franchise is located at 10344-B E. 58th Street in Tulsa. For more information, call 918-663-5848 or visit

For more than 50 years, Paul Davis has restored residential and commercial properties damaged by fire, water, mold, storms and disasters. The experts at Paul Davis understand the complex process of recovering from property damage and provide complete services; there is no need for the expense and confusion of hiring multiple contractors. Paul Davis is a one-stop shop for disaster damage and restoration. Paul Davis Restoration has more than 375 independently owned franchises in the USA and Canada. The professionals at Paul Davis are certified in emergency restoration, reconstruction and remodeling.  

Updated 07-23-2018

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