Business and People Notes

NORDAM Meredith Siegfried Madden has announced organizational changes in the company‘s Tulsa- and Wales, U.K.- based repair divisions.

T. Hastings Siegfried, vice chairman of the company’s board of directors, chief operating officer of its Transparency Group, and sales development leader for Asia-Pacific, is now also responsible for the firm’s repair facility in the U.K. A joint venture of NORDAM and GE Aircraft Engine Services, Ltd., NORDAM Europe, Ltd., repairs or overhauls thrust reversers, nacelles, engine and exhaust components.

Phil Marshall, vice president and general manager of the NORDAM Interiors & Structures Division, is now also responsible for its Repair Division. The Tulsa facility repairs a wide range of aerospace parts, including thrust reversers, nacelles, flight control surfaces, engine and exhaust components and radomes. Customers include commercial airlines, air-freight carriers and the military.

“The added assignments align well with existing skills and responsibilities of the two leaders,” Madden says. “Phil brings significant manufacturing experience to our repair division, which not only repairs parts but also manufactures radomes and spares, while Hastings’ international sales and operation experience meshes well with our U.K. division and international joint-venture activities.“

The reorganization comes after Basil Barimo, former NORDAM Repair Group executive vice president, resigned to accept a position with a non-competing, Florida-based company.

Media veteran Vic Bailey was recently appointed corporate underwriting representative for Foundation Tulsa. The Tulsa native will be responsible for securing financial support for , Oklahoma’s only statewide service. This includes support for national, regional, and local programming, web and other activities such as annual giving campaigns and special events. is the most watched network in America, reaching 4.3 million people and serving close to 2 million weekly viewers Bailey is a University of Tulsa graduate with over 40 years of media sales experience including stints in radio, broadcast and cable television, B-H Media and vice president of advertising sales for Newspapers.

The Foundation is a 501C-3 non-profit organization.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber has announced the appointment of Kuma Roberts as the interim executive director of its Mosaic and workforce efforts. Roberts previously served as the chamber’s program manager for education. In that capacity, Roberts drove engagement between the Tulsa business community and area school districts.
In the interim role, Roberts will direct the chamber’s efforts in the realm of workforce development, including the areas of training and degree attainment, as well as the chamber’s diversity and inclusion programming.

Roberts is a native Tulsan who graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and went on to study English and theatre at the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining the chamber, Roberts worked at Volunteers of America, where she developed her desire to work in a community betterment capacity.

In addition to her chamber work, Roberts serves on several local boards, including those for the Tulsa Debate League and Leadership Tulsa. She is on the program committee for North, and she is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class 51.
Tulsa-based Woodrum, Tate & Associates, , a full-service financial consulting and accounting firm, announces the following hirings: ?

Amber Small was hired as an associate. She brings more than 12 years of experience from work at several different firms in Indiana. She has professional associations with the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She received both her bachelor’s of accounting and her master’s of science degrees from Indiana University. Small is currently a candidate.

 Austin Metts was hired as a staff analyst. He previously worked in debt capital markets with an investment bank in Memphis, Tennessee. Metts’ areas of expertise include business valuation, regarding specific companies and comparable data and research of business valuation standards adherence. Metts earned his Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Economics from Missouri Southern State University.
Haley Williams was hired as an associate and candidate. She brings more than 12 years of experience in supply chain management, energy management, contract negotiation and commercial real estate. She is an associate member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Williams received her bachelor of business administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Patricia Mendoza was hired as an associate. She was previously employed as a tax manager at a local firm affiliated with an international alliance firm. She has professional affiliations with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Tulsa Chapter of Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. She volunteers her time with Junior Achievement as a classroom volunteer. She earned her bachelor of accounting degree from Langston University and her master’s of business administration degree from Oral Roberts University. She also is recognized as an Oklahoma Certified Public Accountant/Oklahoma Chartered Global Accountant.

2 Works for You has hired two experienced media leaders for the newsroom and sales team: Warren Stewart, who will serve as news director for 2 Works for You; and Stephanie Knight, who will work as local sales manager.

Stewart has more than 17 years of news experience, and for the past month has served as interim news director at 2 Works for You. He arrived in Tulsa from Cleveland, Ohio, where he was the executive producer at , another station owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. Prior to that he was assistant news director in New Orleans at . He was promoted into newsroom management during his years at in Orlando, Florida. He was an executive producer in Columbus, Ohio and senior executive producer in Hartford, Connecticut.

Knight brings more than 17 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and management of client accounts and revenue to her new position as local sales manager at 2 Works for You. A Tulsan for her entire life, she worked most recently as regional digital sales manager at the Tulsa World and has also been a top performer at Cox Media, winning the prestigious Top Sales Manager award two times.
 Rupe Helmer Group announces the addition of several key members to their growing team of professionals:

Rick Courtney leads the ranks of Rupe Helmer Group’s affiliate organization, Rupe Helmer, as president and managing broker. He is responsible for strategic planning and all aspects of operations and works closely with the team to ensure customer satisfaction, operational excellence and employee growth.

Charlie Strauser is Chief Financial Officer for Rupe Helmer Group. His responsibilities include providing direction and leadership for the financial operations of the company, both internal and external. His essential functions include assisting and instructing top management in all areas involving finance and treasury functions.

Wade Siebert, senior project manager, was born and raised in Stillwater before moving to Broken Arrow in the 8th grade. He later returned to his roots in Stillwater where he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology/construction management. He has more than 17 years of experience in construction project management, supervision, project coordination, and inspection with large and small construction firms including his own company.

Updated 04-24-2017

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