Business and People Notes

The Credit Union, provider of financial services, announces that Laura Miller has assumed the position of chief human resources officer. Miller has the primary responsibility of leading the credit union’s efforts in corporate culture and communication, talent management, leadership development and employee benefits and services.

Miller brings over 23 years of human resource experience to the position, having previously served as vice president of human resources at Auto Club of Oklahoma. Miller attended Ohio State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication. She is an active member in several human resources groups, including the Society of Human Resources Management (), Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA), Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Association (TEEOCA) and Tulsa Employee Benefits Group ().

also announces Daniel Newberry as vice president of mortgage operations. Newberry has the primary responsibility of assisting in the expansion and development of the real estate department by visiting realtors/brokers and builders to promote as their lender of choice, underwriting loan applications received and training staff with the goal of establishing successful business relationships.

Newberry brings more than 15 years of real estate experience to the position, having previously served as president and founder of Homeland Federal Mortgage. He is also currently serving as State Senator for District 37, which covers Jenks, Sand Springs and west Tulsa. Newberry attended Oral Roberts University where he earned his degree in charismatic ministry. He is currently completing his Masters in Business Administration with a minor in organizational management
Flintco, announces a new board chairman and the expanded roles current senior management will play.

Tom Maxwell remains and has additionally been named chairman of the board of Flintco, . Maxwell joined the company in 1983 as chief financial officer. He was named in 1988. Under his leadership, company revenues have grown from $55 million to more than $1 billion.

Dave Kollmann will maintain his role as division president, leading the Tulsa and Albuquerque offices of Flintco, as well as Oakridge Builders. Additionally, he has been promoted to executive vice president of Flintco, . With this promotion, he will provide leadership for the senior management team, concentrating on strategic direction and growth planning for the company.

NORDAM announces four new vice presidents who have been appointed within the past year within the aerospace firm’s senior leadership team.

Phil Marshall joined NORDAM as vice president and general manager for the Interiors & Structures Div-ision. Marshall’s most recent past positions include vice president of production operations for United Launch Alliance, and general manager for Boeing facilities in Decatur, Ala., and Pueblo, Colo. His career has spanned responsibility for industrial engineering, manufacture, assembly, testing and product support of space-launch vehicle components and commercial aircraft parts. Marshall is a graduate of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Jodi L. Hackler has been promoted to vice president, ethics & compliance. Hackler came to NORDAM in 2011 as director, compliance & integrity. Prior to that, she held controller posts with Laredo Petroleum and Flint Energy Services and progressed through a series of positional elevations in her more than 12 years with Business Consulting Services, all in Tulsa.

Hackler is a certified compliance and ethics professional (), a certified public accountant () and certified Six Sigma green belt. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Tim Jackson has been promoted to vice president, information technology. Previously, Jackson was infrastructure services director, a post that followed a series of increasingly senior positions since his hiring as a system administrator in 1997. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.

NORDAM also announces new vice presidents:
Bailey J. Siegfried has been added to the NORDAM Board of Directors and promoted to vice president, global marketing. Siegfried joined the company in 2008 as part of the Repair Division’s Sales team. He since has held positions of advancing responsibility, most recently serving as director, global marketing & customer service. Prior to his NORDAM tenure, he was employed by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s commercial risk management group. Siegfried holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from the University of Notre Dame.

Headquartered in Tulsa and employing 2,500 people across nine facilities on three continents, NORDAM is one of the world’s largest independently-owned aerospace companies.

The Holmes Organisation, an independent Tulsa-based provider of workplace, property and casualty insurance, and risk management programs, has named David L. Edwards as risk and insurance management specialist. With more than 20 years of risk management and commercial lines underwriting and marketing experience, he will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s risk management practice.

“We’re extremely excited to have David join our team,” says Stuart DeSelms, president of The Holmes Organisation. “His experience managing complex insurance and risk management accounts will be a great asset to our current and future clients.”

Edwards previously served as director of risk management for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group in Tulsa, where he managed the corporate property and casualty insurance program for the U.S. and Canada as well as supervised the liability claims department. He was also responsible for managing relationships with third party administrators and overseeing the company’s franchisee insurance programs.

Prior to his tenure at Dollar Thrifty, Edwards held risk management or account executive positions with Hanover Insurance Company, American Electric Power Company and Travelers Insurance Company.

Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University as well as an Oklahoma Resident Producer License. He has also completed several chartered property and casualty underwriter exams. He currently serves as a board member in the Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society.

For more information about The Holmes Organisation, visit
Local non-profit Grace Hospice Foundation has announced its new director, Amy Synar. As foundation director, Synar will be responsible for helping to educate the community and promote the principles of hospice care, generate funds to financially subsidize the cost of care for patients who are without the Medicare Hospice Benefit or private insurance and provide special wishes of hospice patients whenever possible.

Previously, Synar was the volunteer coordinator for FamilyCare Hospice in Tulsa. She was responsible for recruiting, training and managing all volunteer programs and activities. She also developed and maintained the volunteer training orientation programs, in addition to educating community partners on the importance of hospice care.

Grace Hospice Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to educating the community on hospice care and improving the community as a whole. Grace provides weekly support groups to Tulsa and surrounding communities to help people dealing with various issues relating to loss or grief.

Updated 04-29-2013

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