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OKLAHOMA CITY — Leadership Oklahoma is announcing members of its 31st class that were selected from applicants throughout the state.  Several class members are from the Edmond area.


"Leadership Oklahoma is very proud of the 51-people chosen for this year's program," Brent Kisling, executive director, Enid Regional Development Alliance and chair of the Leadership Oklahoma Board of Directors. "Class 31 is a diverse group of outstanding leaders with a broad range of experience and interests who will enhance the knowledge and understanding of the critical issues impacting the state. Leadership Oklahoma is dedicated to recruiting, educating and connecting caring and committed Oklahomans and providing them with the information and network to help shape Oklahoma’s future.”


Members of Class 31 who either live or work in this area are: Victor Guarry, Edmond, Bank of Oklahoma; Joshua McClintock, Edmond, RedAnt, LLC; Victor McCullough, Edmond, Quayle United Methodist Church of OKC; John Osborne, Edmond, Frankfurt Short Bruza (FSB) Architects & Engineers;  Ainslie Stanford, Edmond, Crooks Stanford PLLC - Law Firm; Scott Stone, Edmond, Spartan Resources, LLC; Christine Woodworth, Edmond, SONIC, America's Drive-In.

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Leadership Oklahoma Board of Directors recently elected Brent Kisling, executive director for the Enid Regional Development Alliance, to be chair of the organization’s 2017-2018 board of directors. 


Leadership Oklahoma is entering its 31st year as a statewide leadership development program designed to identify, educate and challenge the leaders of our state. This program has had a positive impact on the entire state with the number of program graduates now more than 1,500.

Members of the 2017-18 board of directors are Joe Abshere, Lawton; Chris Anoatubby, Ada; Alison Anthony, Sand Springs; Kathy Banks-Monroe, Lawton; Melissa Bowers, Ponca City; Brian Byrnes, Edmond; Stephanie Cameron, Tulsa; Gilmer Capps, Lawton; Kent Carter, Norman; Alan Case, Woodward; Greg Elliott, Chickasha; Deena Fisher, Woodward; Amy Ford, Durant; Wes Hilliard, Sulphur; Kyle Hughbanks, Alva; Jane Jenkins, Oklahoma City; Philip Kaiser, Tulsa; John Killam, Stillwater; Lance McDaniel, Oklahoma City; Zac Perkins, Hooker; T.W. Shannon, Oklahoma City; Kimber Shoop, Oklahoma City; Ted Streuli, Edmond; David Underwood, Edmond; and David Wagner, Bixby.

Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday the appointment of Amy Ford, of Durant, to the governing board of the Regional University System of Oklahoma.


Ford will fill the position 7 seat on the RUSO Board of Regents left vacant by the resignation of Terry Matlock, of Garvin. The unexpired term ends in June 2018. She will begin serving immediately, but her appointment must be confirmed by the Senate when it convenes next session. Matlock resigned July 16 amid accusations he embezzled funds from a Hugo-based electric cooperative.

Ford, a business developer and consultant, served on the state Board of Education from 2011-15 and chaired the steering committee for developing Oklahoma's new math and English standards.

In a news release Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin announced the appointment of Amy Anne Ford of Durant to serve as a member of the board of regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

She succeeds Terry Matlock, who resigned. Ford will serve the remainder of Matlock’s term, which expires in June 2018. She can begin serving immediately. Her appointment still must be confirmed by the Senate when it convenes next session.

Ford, a business developer and consultant, previously served on the Oklahoma State Board of Education and the Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology. She also served as chairman of the Oklahoma Standards Setting Steering Committee.

“Amy Ford has shown a keen interest in education in our state and has served our state well during her tenure on the state Board of Education,” said Fallin. “She is an accomplished businesswoman who is aware of what students need to be successful during and after college. I look forward to working with her to increase educational attainment and improve our workforce in Oklahoma.”

A former member of the State Board of Education who also helped oversee the development of new state education standards has been appointed to the board of regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma.


Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday named Amy Anne Ford of Durant to serve on the board that governs East Central University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and the University of Central Oklahoma.

RedAnt Partner Josh McClintock Selected By Classmates as Speaker for Leadership Edmond Graduation

Edmond Life & Leisure - May 26, 2016

Leadership Edmond Class XXXI graduated 36 local business people recently. The graduation was held at the CHK/Central Boathouse. 


Leadership Edmond is a nine-session program, sponsored and coordinated by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, to identify, educate and develop a select group of Edmond citizens for positions of community leadership. The program is designed to provide community leaders with a deeper understanding of the critical issues affecting the Edmond area. Participants receive in-depth exposure to the critical issues facing the community through lectures, discussion groups, on-site visits, simulations and other leadership development activities. Participants also get a chance to meet key community leaders. Class XXXI was presented by OU Medical Center Edmond.


The graduation keynote speaker was David Woods with GiANT Partners. Joshua McClintock with RedAnt LLC was the class speaker chosen by classmates to address the graduates at the ceremony.

Ford: It's about the economy and the environment

Johnston County Capital-Democrat - May 5, 2016


Call it what you will, but CPASA understands that while a clean, reliable water supply is an “environmental” issue, even more so, it is a vital economic driver. Just look at Oklahoma City, for example, which has developed an entire downtown venue around water. And no one can deny the success that this has become.


The particular issue referenced in the April 28th Journal Record article "Environmental group protests process for mining permit" has a direct impact on the water supply for the City of Tishomingo, which relies on Pennington Creek as its sole source of water. Tishomingo has seen unprecedented growth, thanks to investments made in the area by the Chickasaw Nation, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and many others.


If the flow in Pennington Creek is reduced by almost 50%, as the current scientific models suggest it will be, then all the investments in the City of Tishomingo will be worthless. Such a substantial decrease in Pennington Creek would destroy thousands if not tens of thousands of jobs in the area and will devastate the economy.  And even worse, residents of Tishomingo may very well turn on their tap only to find that no water comes out!

Schiedel, McClintock: Early childhood investments are well worth it

The Oklahoman - March 26, 2016


What do quality management expert Philip Crosby, physicist Albert Einstein and economist James Heckman have in common? They all believe (or believed) in dedicating time, talent and treasure on the front end of problems.


Whether that's process management, understanding particle theory, or optimal investment strategies in human development, fully understanding and defining what we seek to “fix” is critical to assigning the appropriate remedies. Jumping to solutions may be more fun to do, but in the estimate of these distinguishedgentlemen, it's a poor and wasteful approach without fully understanding the problem.

Schiedel, McClintock: A window of opportunity

The Journal Record - March 14, 2016


What do Philip Crosby, Albert Einstein and James Heckman have in common? Perhaps you are wondering who the first and last people even are.


Crosby is a 50-plus-year expert in quality. Heckman is a Nobel Prize-winning economist at the University of Chicago. Einstein is … Einstein, the winner of 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.


OK, now what do they have in common? They all believe(d) in dedicating resources – time, talent, and treasure – on the front end of problems.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Olympic gold medalist, author and health and fitness advocate Shannon Miller will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Journal Record Woman of the Year gala set for Oct. 26 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This year’s honorees will be recognized at the banquet and in the publication Fifty Making a Difference. The Woman of the Year will be announced during the evening program.

The 2017 event marks the 37th year for the Woman of the Year program, which spotlights female business and community leaders. It is also the second time Amy Ford has been among the honorees, having also been selected in 2015.

“We had hundreds of nominations this year and the caliber of the women being honored is remarkable,” said Journal Record Associate Publisher and Editor Ted Streuli. “Their individual accomplishments and the benefits to all Oklahomans that have come from their work should make us all step back and admire this outstanding group.”