Roger Stong mentioned as one of Oklahoma's most-admired CEOs

The Journal Record
By Jessica Mitchell
Dec. 22,2010

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirty-three business and nonprofit leaders from across the state will be honored for their leadership and dedication to the community in February at The Journal Record’s second annual Oklahoma’s Most-admired CEOs event.

Chief executive officers from eight categories will be recognized at the event on Feb. 17 at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. An overall winner will also be announced in each category. The honorees will also be profiled in the Oklahoma’s Most-admired CEOs magazine to be published Feb. 18.

Reservations for the banquet can be made by contacting Lesley Martin at (405) 278-2820 or lesley.martin@journalrecord.com. Individual tickets are $100 and tables for 10 are $1,000. Corporate table sponsorships are available for $2,500.

Honorees were selected by an industry panel from dozens of nominations.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of nominations we received for this second annual event and are delighted with the high-caliber group of finalists we’ll be honoring on February 17, 2011. Our finalists clearly demonstrate our required criteria of strong leadership, integrity, values, vision and commitment to the community,” said Mary Mélon, president and publisher of The Journal Record. “It is important for these outstanding leaders to take a moment to allow their employees, as well as the community, to recognize them for their contributions to Oklahoma’s economy and quality of life.”

Brought to you by presenting sponsor UMB Bank, the event is also sponsored by GableGotwals, Hogan Taylor, OG&E Energy Corp. and Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Following is the list of honorees by category.

Public companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue
• John Richels, Devon Energy Corp.

Public companies with less than $500 million in annual revenue
• Cathryn Hibbs, Deaconess Hospital.
• Randall White, Educational Development Corp.

Private companies 500 or more employees
• Bill Cameron, American Fidelity Assurance Co.
• Michael Kloiber, Tinker Federal Credit Union.
• Bert Marshall, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

Private companies with 150-499 employees
• Rudy Alvarado, Advancia Corp
• Bryan Collins, Cherokee Nation Industries
• Robert Funk, Express Employment Professionals
• Thomas Legan, Coppermark Bank
• Roger Stong, Crowe & Dunlevy
• Lee Symcox, First Fidelity Bank

Private companies with 49-149 employees
• Steve Corley, Eide Bailly LLP
• Dave DeLana, Heritage Press
• Lynn Flinn, The Rowland Group
• Shirley Hammer, Hammer Construction Inc.

Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees
• Karen Black, A Karen Black Company
• Brandon Clark, RFIP Inc.
• Bill Fournet, The Persimmon Group.
• Eric Joiner, Insight Creative Group
• Teresa Moisant, Moisant Promotional Products
• Bliss Morris, First Financial Network

Nonprofits with more than $10 million in annual revenue
• Nancy Anthony, Oklahoma City Community Foundation
• John Fozard, Mid-America Christian University
• Anne Masters, Pioneer Library System
• Paul Sechrist, Oklahoma City Community College
• Robyn Sunday-Allen, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Nonprofits with less than $10 million in annual revenue
• Dianna Bonfiglio, Prevent Blindness Oklahoma
• Sharla Hall Owens, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
• Julie Knutson, Oklahoma Academy
• Hershel Lamirand, Oklahoma Health Center
• Jan Peery, YWCA Oklahoma City
• Valerie Thompson, Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Inc.

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