Business & People Notes

The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa () announces Jaime Christensen’s promotion to director of marketing and public relations. Christensen will oversee the association’s advertising, public relations and overall marketing. The scope of this position includes developing, editing and publishing Home Building News member magazine, all event publicity including Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show, Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes, the annual fundraising gala, and many more. As director of marketing and public relations, she will manage the association’s website and social media efforts. Christensen will also guide the HBA’s public relations committee, as well as the charitable foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit created to provide support and unlock opportunities for organizations that advance housing-related and education initiatives.

Christensen is a graduate of Northeastern State University and began at as council coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Business Adminis-tration in hospitality and tourism management. Christensen currently serves on the planning committee for Tulsa’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She is working toward her Certified Meeting Professional () credentials.

“I was pleased to determine that the best person for this role was already within our ranks. Jaime has proven that she has the aptitude and ambition to serve the well as director of marketing and public relations.” says Paul Kane, vice president and chief executive office of .

For more information about the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, visit or call 918-663-5820.

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has hired Tim Foutch as a project manager in the firm’s Tulsa office. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing higher education projects in the southwest.

Foutch brings more than 25 years of experience in project management for higher education facilities. Prior to joining Dewberry, Foutch served as the vice president of operations at Northeastern State University.

Foutch has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern State University.

Dewberry is a leading professional services firm with a proven history of providing architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with more than 40 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit

The Edward Jones of James L. Van Hooser, previously at 6218 S. Lewis Ave. in Tulsa, announces its relocation to 6054 S. Yale Ave. in Tulsa. The new office is in the KingsPointe Village on the northwest corner of 61st Street. and Yale Avenue. The new phone number is 918-488-8260.

An open house will be held on Nov. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to join this event to see the new office. James Van Hooser, financial advisor, and Michele Singleton, branch office administrator, look forward to seeing everyone there.

Tulsa native Matt Muratore, owner of Proforma One Solution, has announced the opening of a new office in Tulsa.

“We are extremely excited to be opening a new location in Tulsa,” says Muratore, who has added a new sales representative to his team who will provide clients with “brand and graphic communications solutions through promotional products, commercial printing services, business documents, direct mail and eCommerce solutions. Building on recent growth, Proforma One Solutions also recently announced the acquisition of Proforma Graphic & Print Solutions in Little Rock. Muratore serves clients in Oklahoma City, Northwest Arkansas, Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri as well.

Proforma One Solution has been based in Northwest Arkansas for the past four years, and Muratore has more than 25 years of experience in the industry providing marketing solutions to some of the largest corporations in the world. Proforma One Solution specializes in serving franchise-based companies and corporations with multiple locations with eCommerce stores, warehouse management, distribution and more.

For more information about Proforma One Solution, visit or contact Matt Muratore at or Christian Bradow, customer service representative, at Proforma One Solution can also be reached at 479-445-6762 or 479-372-7752.

Elizabeth Beaubien, an Emmy award winning news anchor, has joined 2 Works for You as morning anchor of 2News Today. Beaubien worked as an anchor at , the affiliate in Palm Desert, Calif.

Beaubien is returning to her hometown of Tulsa. She graduated from Edison High School and the University of Tulsa, cheering for the Golden Hurricane. She left Tulsa to begin her journalism career in Bend, Ore., in 2001.

Beaubien won the Emmy award for “Best Newscast” and was nominated for a best “On-Camera Talent” Emmy in the anchor category. She was also nominated for human interest reporting. She is a 2013 California State Assembly “Woman of Distinction.” In addition, she received an AP award for her in-depth reporting on a murder investigation near Monroe, La.

Grand Bank has named Ken Gray as executive vice president of commercial lending at its new location in Bixby, near 101st Street and Memorial Drive. A native Tulsan, Gray brings more than 40 years of banking industry experience in Oklahoma to his new position with Grand Bank. He is a graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Gray has an American Institute of Banking Certification and is a National Graduate of Commercial Lending School and Compliance School. He is a member of the National Association of Independent Appraisers. Gray has served on the board of directors of the Bixby Chamber of Commerce and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

Hall Estill announces the addition of three new associates to the law firm. Diane Hernandez and Dawson Brotemarkle have joined the firm’s Tulsa office, and Tami Hines has been added to Hall Estill’s Oklahoma City office.

Hernandez is a graduate of The University of Tulsa College of Law, where in addition to her J.D., she served as editor in chief of the Tulsa Law Review and as vice president of the Latino Law Students Association. She is a member of the Order of the Curule Chair and was awarded the Oklahoma Bar Association Outstanding Law Student Award for 2013 and the Scholarship and Leadership Award for 2014. Hernandez’s practice areas include employment-based immigration and labor & employment law.

After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 2013, Brotemarkle worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Claire V. Eagan in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. During law school, he was an associate editor of the Texas Law Review and the executive director of the Legal Research Board. Additionally, Brotemarkle was a member of the Chancellors and the Order of the Coif. Brotemarkle joins Hall Estill’s energy and oil and gas practice areas at the firm.
Hines is a graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she was the editor in chief of the Oklahoma City University Law Review for the 2013-2014 academic year and a William J. Holloway American Inns of Court student member. She also externed under the Honorable Justice Noma D. Gurich of the Oklahoma Supreme Court as well as interned for and the Honorable Judge Colin Long of Missouri’s 25th Judicial Circuit. Hines was awarded the Judge Alfred P. Murrah Sr. Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, an award given in Memory of Chief Judge Alfred P. Murrah Sr. Hines will work in the Oklahoma City office with her main practice areas being bankruptcy, commercial finance, electronic-discovery and media law.

Updated 10-30-2014

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