Business & People Notes

OK MOZART International Festival’s Charlie Daniels, Chairman of the Board, announced the appointment of Scott Black as executive director of Oklahoma’s premier music festival, now preparing for its 24th year. The 2008 OK Mozart International Festival will take place June 13-21. For more information visit

Miriam Alcott Percey of Edward Jones successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones interactive Web site is located at, and its recruiting Web site is
Flintco announces Mark Grimes and J.D. Walker earned Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Designation, a respected credential for those who demonstrate educational mastery, practical knowledge and skills in design-build project delivery. Flintco, Inc. was founded in 1908. It is the largest American Indian-owned construction company and one of the largest commercial contractors in the nation. Flintco provides a full range of construction services including: pre-construction, construction management, design/build, program and project management as well as general contracting from offices in: Albuquerque, Austin, Memphis, Sacramento, Springdale, Springfield, Mo.; Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Christian Companion Senior Care (CCSC) and Founder and Executive Director Gary Brown, announced the promotion of Lisa Coen to regional manager. Her responsibilities now include the Oklahoma City office as well as the new Tulsa office on 71st Street.

Bank of Oklahoma has announced the following appointments and promotions: Cyndi Cortesini was appointed to assistant vice president, project manager III in the operations and technology division. Prior to joining the bank, Cortesini was employed with Verizon. Teri D. Dreyer was appointed to assistant vice president, director of customer relationship management in the commercial banking division. Prior to joining the bank, Dreyer was employed with Williams Corporation. Desiree Lyons was appointed to senior vice president, records and collateral group manager in the operations and technology division. Prior to joining the bank, Lyons was employed with US Bank. Jan Tyler was appointed to vice president, senior product manager in the commercial banking division. Prior to joining the bank, Tyler was employed with JPMorgan Chase. Kati M. Christwas appointed to vice-president account manager IV in the commercial banking division. Prior to joining the bank, Christ was employed with IBC Bank. Brian K. Renz was appointed to senior vice president, account manager IV in the commercial banking division. Prior to joining the bank, Renz was employed with BancFirst. Roger W. Randol was promoted to vice president, branch manager IV in the consumer banking and wealth management division. Randol has been employed with the bank since June 2001. Kimberlee L. Jackson was promoted to vice president, merchant services account representative III in the commercial banking division. Jackson has been with the bank since May 2002. Trent Lowe was promoted to vice president, business banking group portfolio manager II in the commercial banking division. Lowe has been with the bank since June 1998.

Shaw Homes added Candis Bingham as sales representative for new homes sales. Bingham has 15 years of sales and sales management experience including seven years as special events coordinator for the March of Dimes and three years as regional director for the American Cancer Society. Most recently she was the event coordinator for the Street of Dreams luxury home tour.

Coury Collection named Jeffery Donaldson and Jann Hill as regional directors of sales. Donaldson and Hill will be responsible for volume account sales, group sales and marketing for two of Oklahoma’s premier boutique hotels: the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City and the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Tulsa.

Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis announces the election of Gregory Alberty, Kristopher Koepsel, Stephen Hale, Sharon Weaver, Janet Mallow, Terry Kordeliski, Betty J. Sommars, and Victoria Rackley as shareholders in the firm.
Tulsa Association of Health Underwriters elected new officers: President: Andrea Blevins, Rogers Benefit Group; President Elect: Barry Wilson, Wilson Benefit Group; Vice President: Sydney Briley, Employee Benefit Solutions; Secretary: Zane Whitlow, American Republic; Treasurer: Dale Whiteis, Whiteis Benefits.

Blinded Veterans of Oklahoma elected officers for the coming year. William Orr of Sand Springs will serve his third term as State President, Robert Charlesworth of Tulsa as vice president for his second term and Robert Woodard as the new secretary – treasurer. Both Charlesworth and Woodward are from Tulsa. The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is a national association with chapters in all states. It is primarily a support group for U.S. Veterans who are blind or legally blinded. BVA works closely with the Veterans Administration to serve the thousands of veterans who are visually impaired. The Sooner Regional group of the BVA recently established a full VA Medical Outpatient Clinic at 9322 E. 41st.

eLynx Technologies, one of the nation’s leading provider of remote well monitoring and production reporting for the oil and natural gas industry, announces the opening of a Denver office.The sales and business development office will service Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho and other western states.

Updated 08-21-2007

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