Business and People Notes

Derk Tenzythoff has been promoted to senior vice president, resource development, at the Tulsa Area United Way as announced by Mark Graham, president and . Since joining in 2002, Tenzythoff and his team of campaign executives and community volunteers have raised more than $209 million to help improve lives and build a stronger community. Tenzythoff works with and serves as the principal professional resource to the campaign chair and the 46-person campaign cabinet.

Tulsa-based pediatrician Dr. James Hendricks was recently named for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s new medical director of medical services. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Hendricks has served on the board of the Oklahoma Chapter for a number of years as vice president, president and currently the executive board. He is a member of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and Tulsa County Medical Society. He also serves as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. 

Walsh:Barnes Interactive has hired Amanda Erwin as business development/ senior project manager. Walsh:Barnes Interactive  is a new media company that specializes in web development as it relates to product branding and e-commerce.  Erwin will develop new interactive business and manage interactive projects for clients in industries ranging from energy and architecture to construction and small business. Prior to joining Walsh:Barnes Interactive, Erwin was an
advertising representative with TulsaPeople Magazine and Tulsa Cityscape Magazine. She has also worked at local advertising agencies in public relations and account management before her extensive time in television news.

Tulsa Inter-national Mayfest has recently added two new board members, Frances Bevel of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and Lindsay Boyles of Business Consulting Services. Bevel earned her bachelor of arts in sociology and human services administration with a certificate in non-profit leadership/ management from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.  With a demonstrated background in leadership, planning, and teamwork in the non-profit sector, Bevel is now the special events manager of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

Boyles graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma State University in 2005, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, with an emphasis in economics.  She is a financial analyst, working on the Marathon Oil account through Business Consulting Services. She is the chair of the area of Mayfest.  

President and Nancy Kachel of Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, Inc. plans to retire this year, effective Aug. 1.  Kachel confirmed her pending retirement plans with PPAEO’s Governing Board Chairperson, Kathleen Glasgow Sparks. Kachel has been President and of PPAEO for nearly 24 years.  While serving in this capacity she grew the affiliate nine-fold, increasing access to services for the most needy in the communities including the uninsured, the under-insured, the uninsurable and many more people seeking confidential, non-judgmental, quality health care.  

 During her leadership of Planned Parenthood, Kachel has worked locally and nationally to promote education and increased funding for reproductive health care to men and women, as well as working with state and local agencies to help ensure access to reproductive health care for women and men throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Gene Bishop announces the formation of The Family Wealth Consortium, (The Consortium).  The Consortium is a collaboration of professionals dedicated to helping and supporting middle market businesses owners, corporate executives, professionals, their families, and non-profit organizations.  These professionals range from s, corporate and estate attorneys, M & A specialists, investment professionals, councilors, and others, as needed. The Consortium is a specialized, boutique-consulting firm, serving a limited, select clientele of accomplished professionals. 

Medical Center has named Janice Edmiston as the foundation director. Edmiston has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and is a native Tulsan. She is a licensed certified fund raising executive and holds a masters degree in social anthropology.

Glen Cherry has been named facilities director at Medical Center. Cherry has over 30 years of experience in facility operations, maintenance and construction. Cherry most recently served as director of plant operations for Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa.

Updated 02-21-2011

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