Business & People Notes


Kevin J. Gross has been named president of the Oklahoma Division for Ardent Health Services and chief executive officer () of Hillcrest HealthCare System (), beginning June 28.

Gross has more than 30 years of experience, working with all sectors of the hospital industry. Gross earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and a from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

The Oklahoma Senate recently approved the appointments of Gov. Brad Henry for Martin Garber and Talia Shaull to the Tulsa Community College Board of Regents. Shaull is a program director for the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, a non-profit health and human services agency specializing in community planning and research. There she specializes in Hispanic education, cultural diversity and workforce development initiatives. Garber has served as a Regent since 1990. Regent terms are on staggered seven-year terms. Garber, a retired executive of Phillips Petroleum, resides in Bartlesville and currently serves on the executive committee for the Board of Regents. In addition, Garber serves on the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation Board as chair of the development committee and is a partner in Paragon Capital, a locally controlled investment company.

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa announces elected officers for their board of directors for 2010-2011. Officers include Chairman of the Board Ronny Altman, Vice Chairman Tammie Maloney and Secretary/Treasurer Jerry Scherer. Elected directors to the board are Page Bachman, James Beasley, Chris Benge, Steven Berlin, James Beverley , Terry Blain, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Linda Gunnells, Rudy Herrmann, Don Himelfarb, Sam Joyner, Jean Kelley, Debra McIntosh, Steve Mackey, Ron Peters, Paul Rossler, John Shearing, Clark Southmayd, Bernard Tomlin, Charles Wilkins, John Woodard and Paul Woodul. David E. Oliver was re-elected at president of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa.

The staff at the Jenks Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Robert Bragg to the office as an intern. Bragg will be a senior at Northeastern State University this fall. A 2005 graduate of Bishop Kelley High School, Bragg is seeking a degree in hospitality and tourism management. Bragg will be assisting Chamber staff in a number of capacities including tourism, media relations and economic development. “We’re excited to have Robert on board this summer,” says Chamber President Annette Bowles. “Hopefully, this internship will allow him a chance to work in a number of ways at the Chamber and get hands-on experience that will help him in his professional endeavors.”

Stolper Asset Management is pleased to announce the naming of Susan McDonald, , as portfolio manager and research associate. McDonald brings seven years of investment banking experience, including three years in the Corporate Finance Department of Salomon Brothers in their London office. Jon Stolper, president of Stolper Asset Management, says “Susan’s Master Degree from Cambridge University, Chartered Financial Analyst () designation, as well as her career path brings international and well respected experience to our Tulsa firm.” She is also active in the community and volunteers with The Tulsa Ballet Guild, where she currently serves as treasurer on the Guild Board.

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics recently inducted Joseph W. Craft into its Alumni Hall of Fame. Craft, class of 1972, is president, chief executive officer and director of Alliance Resource Partners LP, a diversified producer of coal. He is active in his community and his family supports social services and education in Tulsa, as well as Kentucky, including providing funds for the Joe Craft Center at UK.

The Bailey Medical Center board of directors has appointed Rudolph J. Wolf, D.O., as chairman of the board. Dr. Wolf has practiced medicine at Skiatook Osteopathic Clinic, Inc. in Skiatook, Okla. for nearly 50 years. Dr. Wolf received his Pre-Medical requirements from The University of Texas at Austin; his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Kirksville, Mo.; and completed his internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice.

Updated 06-21-2010

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