Business and People Notes

Utica Park Clinic welcomes Thomas V. Nunn, D.O., to its Hillcrest South location. Dr. Nunn has been practicing otolaryngology (commonly referred to as “ear, nose & throat”) since 1987 and is board certified in otolaryngology and oro-facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Nunn has been practicing general otolaryngology in the Tulsa area since 1990. He is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Inc.

To learn more about Utica Park Clinic’s services, providers and locations, please visit

Kari Culp has been promoted to senior account executive at Schnake Turnbo Frank PR.

Culp joined the firm as an intern in 2006 and was later promoted to account coordinator and account executive. During her time at the firm she has served on multiple accounts with some of its largest clients. Her most recent client interaction ranges from event coordination to crisis communications.

Beyond the professional realm, Culp carries her passions into the community. She is the board chair of Tulsa Cares, past chairwomen for Wild Brew, and involved in Tulsa and Tulsa Young Professionals.

Schnake Turnbo Frank PR also names Sheryl Lovelady region president of the firm’s Oklahoma City office. In this role, Lovelady will lead business development efforts, client outreach and the Oklahoma City account services team.

Lovelady has been a part of the team as a contract associate since 2011, assisting clients with everything from message strategy and crisis communication to governmental affairs.

Lovelady’s career has included leadership roles within state and local government as well as a national public opinion research firm. As president of Lovelady and Associates, , she consulted private and public sector clientele on media relations, policy research, crisis communication and public issue campaigns.

A native of Seminole, she did her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Oklahoma.

Lee R. Symcox, president and of First Fidelity Bank, a locally owned full-service community bank, announces the addition of Jason Dulin as banking officer and office manager for the bank’s Midtown Tulsa office.

Dulin brings more than four years in retail banking experience to his position and will be responsible for client retention, business development and staff oversight, while managing the overall operations of the midtown office.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and is an active member of the Tulsa Metro Chamber.

U.S. Cellular announces the promotion of Joshua Kuhn to store manager in Broken Arrow and Muskogee. Kuhn will oversee retail stores in those areas and is responsible for coaching store associates to deliver the best customer service in the industry.

Kuhn has been working for U.S. Cellular as a sales manager in Tulsa for more than four years, and he brings more than 11 years of wireless and retail industry experience to this new role.

Metro Tulsa Urban League announces its new president, Marquetta D. Finley.

A native Oklahoman, Ms. Finley received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Northeastern State University. She completed her master’s degree in college teaching with an emphasis in behavioral sciences.

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa announces newly elected Officers for their 2012–13 Board of Directors. chairman of the board: Tammie Maloney, Burton Oil & Gas Properties; vice chairman: Paul Rossler, GableGotwals; secretary/treasurer: Terry Blain, F & M Bank & Trust. Newly elected Directors to the Board: Dennis Cameron, Energy and Shawn Liggins, Tulsa Community College. David E. Oliver was re-elected at president of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa.

Jerry Bates was recently named as Riverfield Country Day School’s head of school. Bates, who has been at Riverfield for 11 years, will continue the legacy of Founding Head Marty Clark. Mrs. Clark retired at the end of the school year.

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I accept this position,” says Bates. “It is truly an exciting time to be part of what’s happening at Riverfield Country Day School.”

Bates is the son of two educators, a product of a private school education and an experienced school fundraiser with a master’s degree in educational administration.
Beth Turner announces the launch of her new video production business, Beth Turner Productions.

Turner says after years of producing newscasts, live shows and documentary film, she wants to help others navigate new media to find each story’s optimal platform.
Turner holds a master’s degree in documentary film making from the University of Arkansas. She is currently a columnist with Newspapers.

To learn more, contact Turner at 918-346-3230, on Facebook at Beth Turner Productions or Twitter at @TrashTalkTulsa. 

Cobalt Mortgage, headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, one of the largest privately owned mortgage-banking firms on the west coast, recently announced the addition of Tony Taylor, branch manager, who will open the first Cobalt Mortgage office in Oklahoma.

The new Oklahoma branch will be located in the southeast Tulsa area, near the intersection of East 63rd Place and South Memorial Drive.

Updated 06-25-2012

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