Business and People Notes

Oklahoma State University Medical Center announces the hiring and promotion of Pam Paschall and Jared Droze.

Paschall has been named director of patient access. She previously served as patient access manager. She has been with Medical Center for six years and has over 20 years of health care experience. Paschall also manages patient transport, center scheduling and communication.

Droze has been named patient access manager at Medical Center. He has over five years of health care experience, with three years in leadership roles. Currently, Droze is working on a master’s degree in health care administration.

GableGotwals announces that former Judge Deborah Shallcross has joined the firm effective January 2012.

She served almost 30 years on the bench assigned to all Divisions of the District Court in Tulsa County. 

During her tenure as a Judge, she presided for 20 years over complex oil and gas, toxic tort, and class action litigation as well as hundreds of Jury and Non-Jury Trials. 
Prior to her judgeship, she was an assistant public defender representing children in Tulsa County.

Shallcross is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  She has been very active in the community and currently is chair of the management advisors with the Ann Patterson Dooley Family Safety Center and a board member with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.

Northeastern State University announces Dr. Phillip Bridgmon as its dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Currently, he is chair of the department of criminal justice at the University of Northern Alabama. He assumes his duties at  on July 16. Dr. Mike Chanslor will serve as interim dean until Bridgmon arrives.

Founder of UNA’s department of criminal justice in 2007, Bridgmon earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNA in 1996. He holds a Master of Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama. He also completed Harvard University’s Management Development Program in 2011.

Morrel Saffa Craige and the American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys () is proud to announce the election of Mac Finlayson of Morrel Saffa Craige, P.C., Tulsa, as its president-elect and general counsel for 2012.  

Finlayson, who is certified in business and consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law, is one of only three attorneys in the nation certified in all three disciplines. 
He has also been conferred the designation of certified fraud examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

Finlayson will become the ABC’s President in 2013.

Dr. Heather Steinbach recently became a member of the staff with Paw Prints Animal Hospital. She will serve as an assistant and relief veterinarian for Dr. Winter Wheat. Steinbach has always had a passion for veterinary medicine. She attended Northeastern State University and earned a Bachelor of Science and then graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. 
She will be at the hospital Mondays and Tuesdays. In addition to Paw Prints, Steinbach also works for an emergency animal hospital in Joplin. She looks forward to providing excellent client services and patient care in her new role.

Standley Systems, a 77-year-old Oklahoma-based company that specializes in document management products and services, recently announced the hiring of Ashlie Cornelius as director of marketing.

In her new role, Cornelius is responsible for increasing knowledge about Standley’s broad range of services by developing and executing communication strategies throughout Oklahoma. Her responsibilities also include planning and assisting with branding efforts, marketing efforts and managing social media efforts.

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council recently elected new leadership.

The council’s new speaker, Tina Glory-Jordan, is in her second term representing District 1, which includes Cherokee and eastern Wagoner counties. Glory-Jordan is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa School of Law.
Also elected by the council were Chuck Hoskin, Jr. as deputy speaker and Jodie Fishinghawk as secretary. Hoskin received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma and represents District 4.

First elected to the council in 2007, Fishinghawk represents District 2. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern State University.
New Cherokee Election Commissioner Shawna Calico was also sworn into office. 
John Wiscaver has been named vice president of public affairs
for Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies.

Wiscaver joins Farm Bureau after working in Oklahoma government affairs and media relations for State Farm Insurance since 2000. As part of his work, Wiscaver oversaw State Farm’s media and external catastrophe response operations for the Midwest region and coordinated several major events including Hurricane Katrina, numerous severe storms in Oklahoma and the recent Joplin, Mo. tornado.

Blake Loepp has been promoted from account coordinator to account executive at Schnake Turnbo Frank PR. 

Loepp joined Schnake Turnbo Frank PR as an intern in October 2008 and was named account coordinator in August of 2009.  Loepp is involved in a number of activities for the firm’s clients but is primarily focused on writing and media relations.

Loepp received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. He serves on the Tulsa County board for the Alumni Association.

Crowe & Dunlevy law firm has selected first-year University of Tulsa College of Law
student DeVon Douglass as the first recipient of its $2,000 minority scholarship. The Minority Scholar Program provides assistance for a minority student who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law.

Crowe & Dunlevy has made the commitment to provide funds for the program for the next five years at TU Law. The firm offers similar scholarship opportunities at other law schools.

Updated 03-26-2012

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