Business and People Notes April 2021

Andrea Leitch has been named vice president of marketing for GGP Parks, LLC.
In her role, she oversees the marketing departments for Gathering Place, Guthrie Green, and Duet Jazz Club, and is responsible for sharing the remarkable stories, inclusive mission, and amazing experiences from their world-class parks.
Most recently, Leitch was the Chief Marketing Officer for the Oklahoma Aquarium and managed its marketing, events, and education departments.
Formerly, she was the Senior Director of Travel for National Geographic Partners in Washington, D.C., where she oversaw storytelling for destinations and cultures on digital platforms, including the most-followed social media account in the world for a travel brand.
Leitch also oversaw the creation of branded content and marketing campaigns between National Geographic and tourism boards and travel partners around the world.
Prior to National Geographic, she worked as an online editor and writer for city magazines in Washington, D.C. and for TulsaPeople magazine.
In 2015, the Oklahoma Home Builders Association’s board of directors established the Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame to recognize the accomplishments of the men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the housing industry and/or to the Oklahoma Home Builders Association (OkHBA).  
On Jan. 23, four individuals were honored by induction to the Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame with Tulsa HBA member, Tom Wenrick, among the inductees.   
Wenrick is a developer, realtor, and appraiser with more than 50 years of real estate experience.  Recognized as one of Tulsa’s foremost developers of residential subdivisions and commercial properties, it was his successful state legislative advocacy that distinguished him among his peers.
Wenrick is a past president of both the Tulsa and the Oklahoma Home Builders Associations and each has honored him with its annual Builder of the Year awards. 
Arrowhead Consulting welcomes Kuma Roberts as senior diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant. 
Roberts brings extensive knowledge, passion, and experience on these critical and timely topics in business culture through consulting, training, and speaking engagements. Her expertise suits Arrowhead Consulting’s mission to help clients attain and sustain organizational health by providing tailored solutions to their unique problems. She adds a new strength to the team by offering Oklahoma companies the opportunity to dig deeper, harness the power of DEI, and enhance competitive advantage.
“Our world is changing. As evidenced by the CEO Action Network, made up of hundreds of CEOs from Fortune 500 companies, DEI is a business imperative. It is not just the right thing to do, it’s the most profitable and smart thing to consider for your business’ success. At Arrowhead, I look forward to having a laser focus to support more clients as they seek to leverage the business case for DEI,” said Roberts. 
Kuma Roberts, IOM, has more than 10 years of organizational development experience. Her work specializes in the business case for cultural competence, implicit bias, strategies on equity-centered organization, inclusive workplace language, as well as other elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
She is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) and has spoken to hundreds of businesses, non-profit organizations, and chambers of commerce on the best practices for developing strategic plans related to DEI.
“During Kuma’s ten years at the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, she built strong relationships. I feel her dance card is going to fill up quickly to help clients navigate these values for productive and effective work relationships,” said Kris Reynolds, managing partner at Arrowhead Consulting.  
Visit for more information or call 918-631-7321 for a free 30-minute consultation on how Kuma Roberts can guide your organization through diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.  
About Arrowhead Consulting
 Arrowhead Consulting, established in 2016, is a trusted advisor to its clients, specializing in project management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness to provide results-oriented analysis, solutions, and implementations. We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation.
After an extensive search led by its board of directors, Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) is pleased to announce it has named Levi Patrick as its new executive director. TRSA is a nonprofit dedicated to building broad, deep and innovative pathways in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for all students to access high-impact STEM careers.
Patrick is a former TRSA board member and comes to the organization with a wealth of knowledge regarding the Oklahoma education system.
A seventh-generation Oklahoman with experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum writer, Patrick most recently worked at the Oklahoma State Department of Education for more than eight years. During this time, Patrick served as the director of computer science and secondary mathematics and assistant deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction. 
Commenting on TRSA’s selection, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said, “The Tulsa region is gaining a champion for STEM education who has led our state in mathematics and computer science. His innovative approach has significantly impacted how our agency supports and promotes well-rounded education. We are grateful to Levi for his service to the State of Oklahoma, and we will look for him to continue his great work with TRSA.”
While discussing TRSA’s candidate choice, TRSA Board Chair Susan Crenshaw said, “Levi was selected for his collaboration with school systems across Oklahoma and other organizations nationally, as well as his management experience. With his experience, we expect his ability to convene and uniquely work with districts across our footprint will maximize our impact. ”
Patrick’s appointment comes at an important moment for TRSA as it works to complete the next phase of its strategic plan. TRSA continues its vision of creating an abundance of diverse STEM talent to fuel a more globally competitive northeastern Oklahoma.
While commenting on his new role, Patrick said, “STEM is hope. When students are STEM-ready, they lead choice-filled lives. They see themselves as caretakers, creators, inventors, and nurturers. I cannot convey how excited my family and I are to be a part of the brilliant work so many have led before me to strengthen STEM education across northeastern Oklahoma and to serve as a model for the country.” 
To learn more about TRSA, visit