Business and People Notes

Tulsa City-County Library Dr. Gary Shaffer announces that the Tulsa Library Trust has hired Sarah Jane Gillett as its new executive director. The Tulsa Library Trust serves as the foundation, or 501©(3), for the Tulsa City-County Library.

Gillett was a partner with the law firm Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C. until June 2016. During her tenure with the firm, she was named one of Oklahoma’s Top 25 Female Attorneys. Gillett has a deep history with Tulsa nonprofits, serving on the boards and committees of Collegiate Hall Charter School, Tulsa Ballet, the Tulsa Area United Way Women’s Leadership Council and the Child Abuse Network. She is a former president and remains an ongoing advisor for the Junior League of Tulsa.

Oseco, a Broken Arrow-based leading manufacturer of rupture discs and other pressure relief devices, has named Rob Barcik as its new president.

He will take over for current president Bryan Sanderlin, who has been named a sector vice president within parent company Halma’s Process Safety Sector. In his new role, Sanderlin will oversee several companies within this sector for Halma, including Oseco.

Barcik has served on the Oseco board and as vice pesident of manufacturing for the past 11 years. More recently, he took on the additional role of Process Segment General Manager for Oseco’s chemical processing industry team. He has brought a number of changes to the company, including development of a satellite office in Brazil and the recent design and construction of a new building for Oseco’s Broken Arrow campus.

The rupture disc manufacturer is planning to add a third facility on its Broken Arrow campus later this year that will double the company’s manufacturing floor capacity and office space, with plenty of room for continued growth.
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Jones, Gotcher & Bogan, P.C. announces the addition of Patrick O. Waddel as an Of Counsel attorney of the Firm. Waddel attended the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and the University of Tulsa, receiving a B.A. degree from the latter in 1964. He received his LL.B. degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1967. He is a member of the Tulsa County and Oklahoma Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, and the State Bar of Texas.

Waddel’s practice has principally been in the area of corporate and securities law, having participated in numerous public offerings, corporate financings, acquisitions and mergers. In addition to his practice, Waddel was a commissioner of the Tulsa Development Authority for approximately 25 years serving as its chairman for approximately 10 years. He is also a member of the executive board of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

Griffin Communications, an Oklahoma-owned and operated multimedia company, recently hired Jamie Tygart and Sarah Tingler as account executives and Veronica Winters as sales promotion manager at /News On 6 and /Tulsa CW in Tulsa.

Tygart has eight years of experience in direct sales and customer service. Previously, she worked at Fitness Together Brookside as a personal trainer and as an implant education coordinator and dental assistant at McGarry Implant Institute. She received her bachelor’s degree in health education and promotion from Oklahoma State University in Tulsa.

Tingler has four years of experience in both English and Spanish media outlets working as an account manager for Tyler Media in Tulsa and various other outlets in Oklahoma City. In addition, she was a commercial advisor at Novo Cancun, a commercial and residential real estate development in Mexico. Tingler received a commercial and residential real estate license from the Oklahoma Real Estate Academy, attended Bosque Del Caribe Language Institute in Cancun, Mexico, and attended Tulsa Community College with an emphasis in mass communications and journalism.

As sales promotion manager, Winters is responsible for developing and executing station sales promotional campaigns to generate non-traditional revenue for Griffin Communications’ Tulsa stations and websites. She previously worked at Celebrity Attractions in Tulsa as marketing and press coordinator and My Dentist Inc. as regional human resources specialist in Tulsa. She received her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from California State University in Long Beach.

Tulsa Bike Share announces the hiring of its first Executive Director, Daniel Sperle.
Formed in April, Tulsa Bike Share is a nonprofit partnership of public and private organizations working to bring bike sharing to Tulsa County.

In addition to hiring its first E.D., the organization also added Stephen Lassiter from (Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee) to its board of directors, which already included representatives from agencies and institutions such as the City of Tulsa, , Tulsa Health Department, INCOG, , VisitTulsa Sports Commission, Tulsa Tough, Sapien Marketing and the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

As the head of the organization, Sperle will lead a fundraising campaign, facilitate a “request for proposals” process with bike share vendor companies, and collaborate with the City of Tulsa and others to receive federal, state, and other grant funds for bike sharing.

A native of Tulsa, Sperle has a desire to be part of Tulsa’s revitalization as it becomes a thriving urban city. Most recently, he has graduated from the University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio master’s program and worked alongside the ros Urbanists crew on the StreetCred event on Route 66.

Marnie Phelps, Cyntergy, was elected president of the Child Abuse Network’s board of directors at their annual meeting in June. Other officers include president-elect Cari Marshall, i Consultants, ; secretary Tim Neuman, Williams Companies, Inc.; treasurer Ray Poudrier, ONEOK; and past-president T. Carley Williams, , . Barbara E. Findeiss serves as CAN’s executive director.

recently received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma () announces that Tommy Slater, currently the plant manager at Southwestern Electric Power Company’s (SWEPCO) Welsh Plant in Pittsburg, Texas, will take over as vice president for Gary Knight, who is retiring Sept. 1 after 35 years of service with .

Slater first joined SWEPCO in 1976. Prior to his appointment as manager at Welsh in 2010, he worked as a start-up engineer and lead start-up engineer, plant shift supervisor, and manager for SWEPCO’s regional engineering organization.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.
In his new role, Slater will be responsible for overall operations, maintenance, continuous improvement and safety culture at all generating facilities.

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Inc. () announces that Kristine D. Bridges will become the organization’s next executive director in early 2017. She will follow Desiree Doherty, the current executive director who has announced her plans to retire. Bridges will join in October 2016 for a formal transition period.

Bridges is currently the executive director of the Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition and, in this role, has worked closely with and numerous other community organizations at the local and state level to improve the lives of children and parents involved in the child welfare system. She was previously associate dean and director of Professional Development at University of Tulsa College of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University.

“We believe Kristine will provide excellent leadership for The Parent Child Center of Tulsa going forward,” says Jamie McCoy, vice president and at Canyon Creek Energy II and president of the Board of Directors.

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Updated 08-29-2016

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