WINUP to Hold National Conference in Tulsa Oct. 8-10

GUEST OF HONOR: From left, Ruth Ann Fate, Norma Eagleton and WINUP Vice Chair Leann Bailey gathered at the Tulsa Press Club July 9 to honor Eagleton for serving as honorary chair of the 2007 WINUP Conference in Tulsa. Eagleton formerly served as Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner.

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Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WINUP) will hold its annual conference in Tulsa Oct. 8-10. This year’s conference is titled “Catch the Oklahoma Dream.”

Speakers for the event include KOTV anchor Lori Fulbright, Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. President Phyllis Worley, Oklahoma Lt. Governor Jari Askins and Oklahoma Centennial Commission Co-chair Sharon King Davis.

Registration for the event is being accepted through Sept. 4. To register, visit and clicked on the ‘2007 conference’ link.

Oklahoma’s WINUP Chapter recently gathered at the Tulsa Press Club to honor former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Norma Eagleton for serving as honorary chair of the upcoming 2007 Conference in Tulsa.

On July 12, WINUP held a luncheon to discuss women in the utility field and the tools of their trade. Featured guests included Hayley Nealis, Director of Long Term Capacity Sales for ONEOK Partners, Mary Hoover of PSO Forestry and Carol Rose, a senior engineer and pipeline integrity specialist for Explorer Pipelines.
In April, WINUP gathered at Public Service of Oklahoma to discuss programs that raise money to help customers in need pay their utility bills.

The programs, PSO’s Light A Life, ONG’s Share the Warmth and OGE’s Lend A Hand raise thousands of dollars each year so the Salvation Army can extend a helping hand to customers in need across Oklahoma.

“By nature, women are caring individuals, and we’re proud of how our customers use their discretionary income to help pay the utility bills for those in need,” says Andrea Chancellor, program chair for WINUP. “Our intent at this meeting is to learn as much as we can as individual utilities about our common programs that help Oklahomans in need.”

WINUP includes 50 utility women working in professional careers at utilities across the state.

Updated 07-21-2007

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