Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Announces Board for 2013

Peter B. Delaney, OGE Energy Corp., to serve as Chamber chairman

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

by Kaylee McDaniel

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 7, 2012 – The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is pleased to announce officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2013. 

“Our board is the backbone of the Chamber, and it is made up of Oklahoma City’s biggest supporters,” said Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Chamber. “Under their leadership, we will work for the continued success of the Greater Oklahoma City region.”

Peter B. Delaney, OGE Energy Corp., has been elected to chair the organization. Other officers for 2013 include Carl Edwards, Price Edwards & Company, immediate past chair; David A. Jackson, JPMorganChase Bank, N.A., treasurer; Bruce Lawrence, INTEGRIS Health, corporate secretary; Roy H. Williams, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, president and CEO.

Program vice chairs for 2013 are: Natalie Shirley, Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City, Convention and Visitors; Rhonda Hooper, Jordan Advertising, Economic Development; Teresa Rose, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Education/Workforce Development; John Richels, Devon Energy Corporation, Forward Oklahoma City; David Rainbolt, BancFirst, Government Relations; Tom McDaniel, American Fidelity Foundation, MAPS Development; Percy Kirk, Cox Communications, Marketing and Communications; Bryan Gonterman, AT&T Oklahoma, Membership; Bradley Krieger, Arvest Bank, Military/Aerospace; Clayton Bennett, Dorchester Capital, Strategic Planning; and Larry Nichols, Devon Energy Corporation, Strategic Planning.

Each year, the Chamber membership elects 12 individuals to serve three years. The Chamber membership elected the following individuals to serve beginning  Jan. 1, 2013: Greg Dewey, SandRidge Energy, Inc.; Mike Emmelhainz, The Boeing Company; Judy J. Hatfield, Equity Commercial Realty, LLC; Joe Hodges, SSM Health Care of Oklahoma; Steve Mason, Cardinal Engineering, Inc.; Bradley Z. Naifeh, Central Liquor Company; Richard Nix, McAfee & Taft; Tim O’Toole, Oklahoma State Fair, Inc.; Greg Phillips, Oklahoma Natural Gas Company; Chris Reen, OPUBCO Communications Group; John Richels, Devon Energy Corporation and Teresa Rose, Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

They will join these members who were elected in 2010 and 2011: Governor Bill Anoatubby, The Chickasaw Nation; Mark Beffort, Grubb & Ellis | Levy Beffort; Beverly Binkowski, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Robert F.  Browne, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; William Cameron, American Fidelity Assurance Company; James C. Clark, B.C. Clark Jewelers; Christy Everest, E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation; Joseph J. Ferretti, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; David Harlow, BancFirst; Robert Henry, Oklahoma City University; Bob E. Howard II, Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City; E. Carey Joullian, IV, Mustang Fuel Corporation; Greg Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.; Mary Mélon, The Journal Record Publishing Company; Xavier Neira, Manhattan Construction Company; Ronald J. Norick, Norick Investment Company, LLC; Stephen M. Prescott, MD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Ford C. Price, Price Edwards & Company; Robert J. Ross, Inasmuch Foundation/Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation; Eduardo Sanchez, Lopez Foods, Inc.; Avis Scaramucci, Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante and Bar; Charles P. Schroeder, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; and Kari F. Watkins, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

As Chairman, Delaney appointed the following individuals for one-year terms: James M. Brown, 7-Eleven Stores; Clay T. Farha, B.D. Eddie Enterprises; Jalal Farzaneh, Home Creations; Mark Funke, Southwest Bancorp; John Hart, Continental Resources; Jane Haskin, First Bethany Bank & Trust; Ronnie K. Irani, RKI Exploration & Production; Reginald D. Johnson, Wells Fargo & Co.; Jesse Mashburn, J.W. Mashburn Development, Inc.; Marc Maun, Bank of Oklahoma; Kevin Perry, Perry Publishing and Broadcasting Company, Inc.; and Meg Salyer, Accel Financial Staffing. Adriann Alfonzo, TriCorps Security, Ambassador Chair and Richard Tanenbaum, Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings, TRDC Co-Chair were also appointed.

The Past Chairmen and Life Members are: Clayton I. Bennett, Dorchester Capital; Richard H. Clements, Clements Food Company – Garden Club; Edward H. Cook; Luke R. Corbett; William E. Durrett, American Fidelity Assurance Company; Carl Edwards, Price Edwards & Company; Robert Funk, Express Employment Professionals; Gerald L. Gamble, Gerald L. Gamble Co., Inc.; Fred J. Hall, Hall Capital, LLC; V. Burns Hargis, Oklahoma State University; Dan Hogan, Dan Hogan Properties; Stanley F. Hupfeld, INTEGRIS Family of Foundations; Secretary Dave Lopez, Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Gerald R. Marshall, MidFirst Bank; Edmund O. Martin, Ackerman McQueen, Inc.; J.W. McLean (life member); Frank A. McPherson; J. Larry Nichols, Devon Energy Corporation; George Nigh (life member), IBC Bank; Lee Allan Smith, Oklahoma Events, LLC; David Thompson, InvesTrust; William G. Thurman, MD; and Stanton L. Young, Stanton L. Young Companies.

Several ex-officio members were also appointed to Board: Mayor Mick Cornett, City of Oklahoma City; Jim Couch, City of Oklahoma City; and Karl Springer, Oklahoma City Public Schools. The new executive director of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center/FAA and the 2013 Chair of the Board of Oklahoma County Commissioners will be appointed after they are announced. Maj. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Tinker Air Force Base, will serve as liaison to the board.