Leadership Tulsa Announces 52 Members in its Class 41

Leadership Tulsa has announced the newest class members to Leadership Tulsa Class 41. Fifty-two Tulsans have been selected through a competitive application process and will participate in a nine-month program beginning Jan. 22.

They will be introduced to all sectors of city leadership. Participants will explore the systems and needs of the city, discuss the wide range of issues that currently face our community, as well as develop skills and contacts to make a positive impact. Participants will also participate in service learning opportunities such as non-profit board internships and community projects.

Leadership Tulsa is a non-profit organization that identifies and develops diverse leaders who impact the community through service. More than 1,700 individuals have participated in the program since its inception in 1973. Leadership Tulsa also hosts an Executive Leadership Series and a new skills-based program called “The Critical Skills Advantage”.

Applications for LT 42 are now available. Applicants will have until April 30, 2009 to complete and submit their application. Prospective applicants will have a chance to learn more about the program at one of the two informational breakfasts that will be held on Feb. 25 and March 25. Reservations are required. Call (918) 477-7079 or visit www.leadershiptulsa.org.

Members of Leadership Tulsa
Class 41 include:

Michelle Allen, City of Tulsa; Frederick Artis, Tulsa Community College; Wayne Bailey, Magellan Midstream Partners LP; Jeffrey Beyer, Jenks Public Schools; Sharon Brolick, Big Brothers Big Sisters of OK; Charlie Bushyhead, Union Public Schools; Jason Butler, Grant Thornton LLP; Shelley Campbell, Tulsa City-County Library; Drew Casper, AGEdwards/Wachovia; Link Cowen, Cowen Construction; Ephanie DeBey, Tulsa Community College – Northeast Campus; Steve Denton, University of Tulsa – Holmes Student Ctr.; Nick Doctor, Tulsa City Council; Ruth Drew, Alzheimer’s Association; Chip Edmunds, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of OK; Karen Ellis, The Trust Company of Oklahoma; Traci Gower, Williams; Tony Heaberlin, Tulsa Tech; Paige Jackson, Cuite & Associates; Jeep Jeffries, Tulsa Opera; Tim Jenney, Cox Communications;

Ashley King, U.S. Beef Corp.; Matt Kirkland, Tulsa Police Department; Ron LaManque, The Rowland Group; David Losacco, Stinnett & Associates; Mike Lyles, BancFirst; Dustin McDaniel, McDaniel Technical Services, Inc.; Merry McElwain, State Farm Insurance; Bruce McGowan, Langston University; Brenda Melancon, Secure Agent Software; Jim Millaway, The Holmes Organisation; Ryan Miller, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine; Megan Mooney, Global Power Equipment Group; James Morris, Bank of Oklahoma; Darick Morton, Legacy Enterprises; Kim Nave, YWCA Tulsa; Hillary Parkhurst, City of Tulsa – Office of the Mayor; Charlie Pilkington, NorthStar Technologies; Terri Pirtle, ONEOK, Inc.; Evie Pope, Henderson Benefits Group; Heather Rahhal, PromoVision, Inc.; Denise Reid, Tulsa Metro Chamber; Ramona Roberts, State Farm Insurance; Loretta Roberts, Drummond Law, PLLC; Jeff Ronsse, BKD, LLP; Sheila Sanders, Williams & Williams; Susie Stonis, Farmers Insurance Group; Anne Tarbel, Tulsa Area United Way; Mimi Tarrasch, Family & Children’s Services; Donald Tyler, Greater Grace Temple; Helen Washecheck, South Tulsa Physical Therapy; Meredith Webber, Karen Keith – County Commissioner.

Updated 02-09-2009

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