Success Continues at Jackie Cooper After Three Decades of Greg Kach Leadership


In 1991, Greg Kach remembers achieving a personal career milestone.
“My goal was to be an automobile dealer by age 35. I missed it by one day but was no less happy with the accomplishment!” reports Kach.

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Business and People Notes August 2018

Tulsa Opera, one of the nation’s most veteran regional opera companies and an historic incubator of rising vocal talent, has appointed Ken McConnell interim executive director and chief executive officer. General Director and Greg Weber is stepping down to pursue personal interests, but he remains closely connected with the organization.

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Chamber Resource Campaign a Success

The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s 24th annual Resource Campaign concluded recently, raising over $3 million.

From left in the photo are Steve Bradshaw, president and , Financial Corp.; Shane Fernandez, president, Nabholz; Sharon Fletcher, president & , CommunityCare; Mike Neal, president & , Tulsa Regional Chamber; Justin McLaughlin, , Tulsa Regional Chamber; Allison Walden, senior vice president of resource development, Tulsa Regional Chamber; and Karen Humphrey, executive director of the Resource Campaign, Tulsa Regional Chamber. See page 18.

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Creative Hair Center Celebrates 18th Year


There has been a dramatic resurgence in individuals exploring hair loss options. Undoubtedly, self-esteem and personal identity impact our lives socially and professionally. The appearance of a person’s hair plays an important role in how they chose to be recognized in the world.

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Tulsa World’s Susan Ellerbach To be Honored at Tulsa Press Club

The Tulsa Press Club has named Tulsa World Executive Editor Susan Ellerbach its 2018 Tulsa Press Club Media Icon. Ellerbach will be honored at the Tulsa Press Club on Aug. 3 at the organization’s annual Newsies event. A reception for Ellerbach begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. The Tulsa Media Icon award is bestowed annually to a local journalist who consistently exemplifies the highest quality and commitment to journalism and journalistic ethics.

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Jim Wilburn Receives ADDY

Longtime Tulsa advertising and marketing executive Jim Wilburn has received the coveted Silver Addy (SA).

Wilburn, who is the general manager of Major League Fishing, received the honor at a recent dinner at Tulsa Country Club.

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Tim Neuman of Williams Companies, Inc., Becomes CAN President

The Child Abuse Network () announces the appointment of Tim Neuman as board president along with its slate of new fiscal year 2019 board officers. Neuman is the manager of credit services at Williams Companies, Inc. He will serve a one-year term. He has been with Williams Companies, Inc., since 1992 and was originally involved with four years ago as a Williams Tulsa Are United Way “Day of Caring” volunteer.

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Chamber Volunteers Raise $3.4 Million in Resource Campaign

The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s 24th annual Resource Campaign recently concluded, raising $3,410,368.

Revenue generated during the campaign makes up nearly 25 percent of the Chamber’s annual budget. Over the course of the 10-week campaign, 100 volunteers sold sponsorships to 330 member companies for the Chamber’s programs, meetings, events and publications.

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Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association Donation Fuels IMPACT Kids Program

It can take more than drive to get ahead. An early start accelerates the potential of a successful career for elementary students facing significant odds against realizing their potential and full contribution to our community.

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Business and People Notes July 2018

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Christopher Cox, PE, has been hired as a senior project manager in its Tulsa office.  Cox, who has more than 30 years of experience, is working in the transportation group and has a specific focus on municipal roadway and utility projects. Prior to joining the firm, he spent nearly 25 years working for the City of Tulsa and most recently served as the transportation rehabilitation manager. In this role, Cox was responsible for the long-term engineering and funding for the maintenance of all streets, bridges, and railroad crossings in Tulsa. Now at Dewberry, he is working on projects for the cities of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and Owasso, and roadway improvements for an industrial park in Pryor, Oklahoma.

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Eisenhower’s Energy Message Then and Now

National Energy Talk by MARK A. STANBERRY

e International () from 2009 to 2013, it was an honor for me to work with Mary Eisenhower, granddaughter of former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and /President of . Mary shared her views and vision about U.S. energy in a letter addressed to the 20th Annual 2012 International Energy Policy Conference held in Oklahoma

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TTCU Opens Downtown Tulsa Branch

  Federal Credit Union returns to its downtown Tulsa roots, just blocks from where it was founded. ’s newest branch is now open in the historic Philcade Building at the corner of Fifth Street and Boston Avenue.

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B.A. Museum Announces Interim Director

The Museum Broken Arrow has announced the appointment of a new interim executive director, Rebekah “Becky” Wood. Wood previously served on The Museum Broken Arrow’s Board of Directors.

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Business and People Notes June 2018

Tulsa Attorney Ken Underwood has received the Tulsa County Bar Association Golden Rule Award.

Underwood has been practicing law in Tulsa for over 35 years. During his career, he has selflessly and consistently dedicated himself to serving the needs of his clients and the community as a whole through decades of service to the Bar as well as many other organizations and worthy causes. 

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Homebuilders Host Parade of Homes

The 2018 Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes, June 16-24, is the perfect opportunity to discover all that Tulsa area homes have to offer. During the Parade of Homes, nearly 150 new homes ranging in price from $150,000 to more than $1,000,000 will be open daily from 1 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. The annual event is presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and sponsored by Samsung. Homes are spread throughout nine different cities in the Tulsa region, from Glenpool to Claremore.

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