Senior Services announces that Laura Kenny has been named chief executive officer. She brings a wealth of corporate and community leadership experience to her new role.
She is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and currently serves on the board of BlueCross and BlueShield of Oklahoma.
Beyond that, Kenny also brings personal experience with eldercare issues. She understands first-hand the joys and challenges that often come as parents grow older, having helped care for her father during his terminal illness and now as a long-distance caregiver for her mother in New Jersey.
Trust Company of Oklahoma has named Joanna Murphy as a trust and financial advisor in the Tulsa Utica Office. Murphy joins with a broad range of experience. A native Oklahoman, she received her J.D. from the University of Tulsa and her LL.M. in taxation from Washington University in St. Louis. After receiving her law degree, Murphy joined Citigroup where she served as vice president and trust officer in both New York and Zurich, Switzerland.
Hall Estill, a leading Oklahoma-based law firm, announced recently the addition of Suzanne E. Kern and Conor P. Cleary to the Tulsa office. Kern received her J.D. from The University of Tulsa College of Law in May 2010. She will practice in the area of litigation at Hall Estill. Cleary received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May 2010. He will also practice in the area of litigation.
John Suskey of Laster/Castor Corporations has been promoted to vice president/fabricator and sales. He has been with the company for more than 21 years. Von Castor has joined the company as vice president/facility and sales. He was formerly a painting contractor in the Tulsa area and is the son of co-owner Jim Castor. In addition, Gordon Foster has been promoted to warehouse manager/sales coordinator for the company. He has been with the company since 2008. Zachary Crittenden has also joined the company with the title of warehouse shipping and receiving.
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors is pleased to announce Todd Thornton as
the office manager for the Bartlesville location. A seasoned professional, Thornton’s expertise in residential, commercial and rural real estate will be an integral part of the continued growth and success of the office. In his new role, he is responsible for the day-to-day management operations of the office, development and training of associates, customer service and response and continued business development. He has been a licensed Realtor since 2002. Thornton is a board member of the Bartlesville Association of Realtors and chairman for the Bartlesville Association of Realtors/Habitat for Humanity fund raising committee.
Taking office is a newly elected board of directors for The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges. Gerald Roulet begins his term as the new president of the board. He has participated on the center’s board for seven years and also chairs the building committee. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges is the only facility of its kind in the region dedicated to providing a broad range of rehabilitative recreational and social and activities for persons with a wide variety of mobility, dexterity or sensory disabilities.
Manhattan Construction Co. has promoted Bob Jack to the position of Tulsa area manager. In this position he assumes full responsibility for the company’s Tulsa area business unit, which in-cludes client relationships, procurement and field construction operations. Additionally, Steve Ludwig will assume the role of Tulsa operations manager, reporting to Bob Jack. He will assume specific responsibility for field operations to assure field quality control, adherence to contract documents and maintenance of a safe workplace.
Dr. Kirk J. Weller has been named director of bands at Rogers State University. He will coordinate the new music program, which features pep band, jazz band and concert band. Weller has served as band and music director at high schools and colleges across the nation.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced recently that Mark Sipe will fill the appointment as fire marshal for the City of Tulsa. Sipe has over 20 years of experience with the Tulsa Fire Department and served as district chief in emergency operations prior to this appointment. The fire marshal is responsible for planning, organizing and safely implementing department activities related to fire prevention, fire investigation and the regulation of hazardous materials. Sipe graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 and joined the Tulsa Fire Department in January of 1987.