Business and People Notes

Joseph Crivelli was appointed to lead investor relations and corporate communications at Financial. As senior vice president and director of investor relations, he will manage all aspects of the $28 billion regional financial services company’s investor relations program. Before joining Financial, Crivelli was senior vice president at Gregory , one of the nation’s top public relations and investor relations firms based in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Selser Schaefer Architects announces its recent hires: Daniel Douthit and Whitney Stauffer.

Douthit joins Selser Schaefer Architects as a project manager. Douthit has more than six years of experience in both project design and project management on an array of project types including, but not limited to, retail, restaurants, educational, office building, hospitality and animal welfare facilities, as well as master planning. Douthit graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The University of Oklahoma.

Stauffer joins Selser Schaefer Architects as director of business development. Stauffer’s more than eight years of experience in business development, non profit development, and corporate communications has helped to make an easy transition into her current position with Selser Schaefer Architects. Stauffer is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Journalism & Mass Communication with a degree in Public Relations.

Selser Schaefer Architects () is an award-winning architectural design firm located in Tulsa.Recent local projects include Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity, Morton Comprehensive Health Center, The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center, 200 East Brady, and 302 East Brady. For additional information, please visit

, Inc., an Aegion Company, announced that David Carter has been promoted to vice president and general manager at , Inc., a registered 9001:2008 company with headquarters in Tulsa.

Carter will lead the worldwide robotic internal corrosion control services with oversight of sales, marketing, finance and operations.

Carter has been a valuable member of since 1987, first as a field technician and then to his most recent role of general manager of operations. He holds a B.S. in technical education from Oklahoma State University.

, Inc. provides internal pipeline corrosion prevention using robotic cleaning, coating and inspection methods on new pipelines’ internal field joints.

The Inter-national Masters of Gaming Law () recently elected Crowe & Dunlevy attorney D. Michael McBride as treasurer of the nonprofit association. consists of more than 300 gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world who are dedicated to the education and exchange of professional information concerning all aspects of gaming law.

McBride is chair of the Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Tulsa office. He has practiced law for two decades and represents many tribal governments. His practice focuses on counseling tribal government leaders, their businesses, casinos, gaming companies, and those doing business for tribes regarding economic development, regulation, financing and resolving disputes.
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Lee R. Symcox, president and of First Fidelity Bank, a locally owned full-service community bank, has announced the addition of Gregg Talley as mortgage account executive for First Fidelity Bank in Tulsa.

Talley has more than three years in sales experience and will be responsible for leading Tulsa buyers through the mortgage application and financing process, as well as development and retention of partnerships with First Fidelity Bank mortgage clients and realtors.

Talley holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.

First Fidelity Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered bank established in 1920, is a family-owned, privately held full-service financial institution. The bank has 28 offices serving the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. markets.

With total assets of more than $1.1 billion, First Fidelity provides commercial and retail banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and merchant services.

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Executive Women International () of Tulsa recently installed its board of directors for the 2013-2014 year. President Kim Bowman of T.D. Williamson; Vice President Dana Nichols of Cimarex Energy Co.; Secretary Jodi Erickson of State Farm Insurance; Treasurer Melanie Dennis of Air International; Sergeant-at-Arms Maureen Quinn of Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance; B/C/DP Bonnie Pace of Joe West Insurance; Membership Coordinator Lisa Stansill of US Beef (ARBY’s); Programs Coordinator Felicia Senter of Tulsa Technology; Communications Director Angie Walters of Schnake Turnbo Frank; Fundraising Coordinator Reta Hallam of Manhattan Construction; Advisers are Karen Kellogg of JP Morgan Chase & Co., Judy Russell of ONEOK Inc. and Janis Cohlmia of Tropical Plant Design Inc.

For more information regarding of Tulsa, visit the website
Trust Company of Oklahoma has named Scott Cravens as vice president of its property management division, providing real estate advisory and management services in its Oklahoma City office.

Prior to joining Trust Company of Oklahoma, Cravens worked for three years as the residential and commercial property real estate manager for Heritage Trust Company.

Cravens’ expertise includes employing active management strategies, property redevelopment, asset and portfolio planning, and property acquisition and disposition. He has also served as an Oklahoma County Land Commissioner assisting with property valuations on more than a dozen cases for the Oklahoma County District Court. Trust Company of Oklahoma is the largest and oldest independent trust company in the state, with locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Muskogee. Trust Company manages over $3.1 billion in assets for its clients.

Metro Appliances & More congratulates two staff members on their recent promotions to regional general manager. Eddie Craven and Dave Wicklund took on their new positions and titles with the company effective August 1, 2013. The regional general manager will provide a consistent go-to marketing strategy for all locations by providing greater efficiencies and a fluid message across all 11 locations.

Craven joined Metro Appliances & More in 2003 at the Little Rock store, and worked there until being promoted to opening manager of a new location in Jonesboro, Ark., three years ago. He has since moved back to Little Rock’s larger store and continues to manage that location. Craven is now over the southern region for Metro Appliances & More, which includes Edmond, Okla., Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis.

Wicklund’s career at Metro Appliances & More began in 2008 as general manager for the Springdale, Ark. location. Wicklund’s northern region includes stores in Springdale, Ark., Springfield, Mo., Joplin, Mo., Tulsa and Wichita.

For more information on Metro Appliances & More, visit and

Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Group, a nationally ranked civil and building construction firm, has named John Reyhan as president of its building construction subsidiary, Manhattan Construction Company.

Reyhan will be responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction and the achievement of specific company goals and objectives, including performance of quality construction services and development of career opportunities for its employees.

Manhattan has operations in in Dallas, Austin and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Tampa, Fla.; the Washington, D.C. Regional area; Atlanta, Ga.; and Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla. Reyhan will be based in Atlanta.

For more information about Manhattan, visit

Updated 10-28-2013

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