Business and People Notes

Surgical Oncologist Samuel C. Bieligk, M.D., and Anesthesiologist George R. Rader, M.D., have joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America () in Tulsa, along with nurse practitioner Mariama Sahor, MS, RN.

Dr. Bieligk has extensive training in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), a surgical procedure that delivers chemotherapy directly to the abdomen, immediately following surgery to remove or debulk a tumor. He also has expertise in treating head and neck cancers as well as laparoscopic procedures such as laparoscopic liver resections.

Dr. Rader will be assisting Dr. Bieligk with anesthesiology during HIPEC procedures, as well as other surgical procedures. He also has experience assisting with anesthesiology needs for neurosurgeries.

Sahor will join the integrated team of care providers who focus on the daily medical needs of inpatients. She completed a nurse practitioner clinical preceptorship, which included experience at three outpatient clinics in Tulsa. She also served as a clinical instructor for Tulsa Community College.

Holden & Carr, attorneys, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas has promoted Aaron J. Goodman to partner and hired two new attorneys.  A graduate of University of Tulsa Law School, Goodman serves as the firm’s lead criminal defense attorney. 

Jason Seay has been hired as associate at Holden & Carr. Prior to joining the firm he served as an intern for the Honorable Richard Owen, Senior, U. S. District Court Judge and as an intern for the late Honorable Marian C. Opala of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Jake Pipinich has also been hired as associate at Holden & Carr. Prior to joining the firm he was a personal injury firm.  A cum laude graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law, he earned the Excellence Award.

Emergency Infant Services, the non-profit organization providing basic human needs such as formula, diapers, food and clothing to children under six, welcomes new Executive Director Tom Taylor. Taylor, an Oklahoma native and former executive director and at HeartLine Inc., brings both non-profit and business leadership to the Tulsa agency. 

The change in leadership comes with the departure of Eileen Bradshaw, former executive director, to head the Oklahoma Food Bank, a community partner of Emergency Infant Services. Bradshaw and Taylor will work together during a interim period, ensuring a smooth transition and continued partnership between the agencies.

NORDAM Meredith Siegfried has announced the addition of Mike Bunney as senior vice president, support services, and the promotion of Dave Whitten to senior vice president, strategy and marketing.

Bunney’s aviation career has spanned 34 years in a variety of positions.  He earned a juris doctor from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor of arts from the University of Oklahoma.

Whitten holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master of business administration from Carnegie-Mellon University.

International Masters of Gaming Law () recently presented Crowe & Dunlevy Director Michael McBride of Tulsa with the 2011 President’s Cup Award during the organization’s autumn meeting in Vienna, Austria. The award recognizes McBride for his outstanding service and contributions to the organization.

McBride serves as chair of Crowe & Dunlevy’s Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group.
He is former Attorney General for the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the Sac and Fox Nation, a Justice for the Supreme Court of the Pawnee Nation and a Pawnee Nation College Board of Trustees member. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, is past chair of the FBA’s Indian Law Section, the largest Indian law organization in the country.  He is past chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Indian Law Section. He is also associate editor of the Gaming Law Review.

Summit Bank has announced that longtime Tulsa bankers Gip Gibson and Ray Baumgarten have joined the bank as chief operating officer and executive vice president, respectively.  Gibson will also serve as the chief loan officer of the bank as well as serve on its board of directors. Both will office in Tulsa.

Gibson and Baumgarten previously held positions with Tulsa National Bank, and each has 30 years or more of banking experience. Gibson had been president of Tulsa National since 2003, and before that was with Arvest Bank for 12 years.
Baumgarten was named of Tulsa National in June 2010 and previously had been with Arvest Bank since 1991. 

Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P., a full-service business and commercial law firm with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman, has added Lorri T. Salyards as executive director. Salyards will manage the business operations of the firm, including accounting, human resources, information systems, marketing and facility oversight.

A Certified Legal Manager since 2003, Salyards will be inducted into The College of Law Practice Management in October. Membership in The College recognizes a distinguished law practice management career and promotes industry excellence and innovation.

Updated 10-22-2011

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