Tulsa Press Club to Honor Headliners Oct. 26

The Tulsa Press Club will honor three 2016 Headliners: Alan Armstrong, Sharon King Davis and Julius Pegues. These individuals will be recognized at the 2016 Headliners Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.

Alan Armstrong has served as president and chief executive officer of Williams since 2011. He joined Williams in 1986 as an engineer and has held numerous positions with the Tulsa-based institution. Sharon King Davis is a fourth generation Tulsan who works to build a better Tulsa as a developer, entrepreneur and community activist. The third honoree, Julius Pegues, has worked tirelessly for a decade to make the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park a reality serving as Chairman of the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park Project and John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, Inc. Board of Directors.

Since 1956, the Tulsa Press Club has honored Headliners – a group of outstanding Tulsa-area civic, business, professional and industrial leaders whose unselfish contributions to the growth, prosperity and culture of Tulsa has made headlines across the city and region. Previous Headliners includes Dr. Keith Ballard, Keith Bailey, Henry Bellmon, David Boren, Chester Cadieux, Nancy Day, Becky J. Frank, Stan Lybarger, Wilma Mankiller, Elliot Nelson, Major Dan Rooney, Kathy Taylor, Steve Turnbo, Steadman Upham and Henry Zarrow.

In addition to honoring this year’s Headliners, the Tulsa Press Club will use a portion of the event’s proceeds to fund scholarships for Oklahoma journalism and communication college students. The Tulsa Press Club mission is to foster and promote ethical journalism, defend freedom of the press and the public’s right to information, and encourage the exchange of ideas between media and their publics.
For more information about the 2016 Headliners event, sponsorships and tickets, please email Nicole.burgin@tulsacc.edu or call 918-808-9694.

Updated 10-17-2016

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