Business & People Notes

Tulsa Tech’s Board of Education voted to hire Robert Franklin as associate superintendent for Campus Operations. Franklin is slated to replace the retiring Dr. Gary Moon. Franklin comes to the district with over 29 years of experience in education in the Sand Springs community. Previous to accepting the job at Tulsa Tech, he served as assistant superintendent of Sand Springs Public Schools. “I am looking forward to this experience with great anticipation,” says Franklin.

The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business announced the hiring of Patricia Zumwalt as its new Graduate Business Programs Recruiter. Zumwalt will be responsible for creating and executing recruiting plans aimed at prospective students for Graduate Business Programs at the Collins College of Business.

Zumwalt, who is a product of TU’s program, will focus her recruiting efforts on TU undergraduate students as well as students at various schools in the Midwest.
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has announced Virginia Miller has been awarded the designation by the Oklahoma REALTOR Institute. Miller, a member of the Greater Tulsa Area Realtors Association, completed the curriculum to achieve the highly acclaimed designation. She joins other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the designation nationwide.

Utica Capital Management has named Andrea L. Duke as financial advisor. Duke specializes in wealth management and retirement planning working with individuals interested in investing, building wealth and creating financial independence. Duke was previously a financial advisor with Bank of America / Merrill Lynch.

2 Works for You announces the promotion of two reporters and the addition of a new meteorologist to anchor the 2NEWS weekend evening newscasts. Jason Grubbs will anchor 2NEWS on Saturday evenings. Marla Carter will anchor 2NEWS on Sunday evenings. 2 Works for You also welcomes Meteorologist Andy Wallace to the 2 Works for You Weather team and weekend evening newscasts. He joins Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld and Meteorologists Julie Chin and George Flickinger on the 2 Works for You Weather team.

Lacey Lamm, general manager of the Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills hotel, was recently elected chairperson of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association (OH&LA). In assuming this title, Lamm has become the first woman elected into this position throughout the 36-year history of the association. She boasts over 10 years of service in the hospitality industry with considerable experience in select service, full service and extended-stay hotels. As vice president of operations for Packard Hospitality Group (), Lamm oversees all aspects of hotel operations in the Midwest region.

Associated Centers for Therapy () announces new staff and services at the Center, 6126 E. 32nd Place, to help young people, ages 10-17, and their families go from crisis to calm in seven days. Director Leslie Smith, , brings a decade of work with youth in a variety of settings to her position. Psychiatrist John White, MD, has 10 years of experience in working with children and youth. Vicki Malloy is the Tulsa Public School teacher assigned to the Center. Darlene Dennis is the latest addition to the Center therapy staff.

Five more current Broken Arrow Public Schools teachers have earned their National Board certification according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Tiffany Gunther, Kit Parker, Trudy Garrett, Sarah Bacon and Renae Smith obtained their National Board certification this year. The five teachers are among the 296 from Oklahoma to certify in this process this year. The state ranks 8th nationally in the number of teachers achieving National Board certification.

John Wooley was the featured speaker when RedFork Main Street honored a handful of volunteers and organizations recently at its 4th Annual Awards Luncheon. Shanna Gray was named Volunteer of the Year. Down On Main Street was honored as Community Event of the Year. Red Fork Art Gallery took home the award of Visual Improvement Project of the Year. Ryan Miller was named Board Member of the Year. Linda Jordan was presented with the Darla Hall Spirit Award.

Cindi Hemm, principal of Eugene Field Elementary, has been named the 5B District Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. “I am thrilled and honored to be chosen among so many fabulous, dedicated educators,” Hemm says. Criteria for selection include being a principal or assistant principal for at least five years, maintaining high expectation for students and staff, showing evidence of outstanding contributions to the school and the profession and being an established, respected member of the community.

Updated 02-22-2010

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