Redbook Names Howard Salesman of Year

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Jerry Howard, Redbook Florist Services Territory manager for Oklahoma, has been named salesman of the year. The award is given each year at Redbook's National Sales Meeting, held this year in Las Vegas, and is given to the territory manager that achieves the highest percentage of goal in the five major sales categories.

Howard also received Redbook's Summit Award, presented to the territory manager that achieves over 100 percent of all sales goals. Howard is the previous owner of Howard Brothers Florists Inc. and has been with Redbook about one year. . . Jim West has joined the Freeman Moving Group as director of sales and marketing at their Oklahoma City headquarters. The Freeman Group also has full-service offices in Tulsa, Houston, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. . . Richard A. Burpee, retired lieutenant general of the U.S. Air Force, has been appointed vice president for development-community relations at the University of Central Oklahoma. The board of regents approved university President George Nigh's recommendation during its regular meeting Nov. 13.

Burpee serves on the board of consultants for the Kirkpatrick Center and the board of trustees for the Oklahoma Aviation Space Hall of Fame and Museum.

The regents also approved a name change for Broncho Field House, now to be called Hamilton House in honor of Dale Hamilton, athletic director and coach. . . Roger A. Martin has been named distribution center representative and Le'Cena McDowell has been named billing representative for the payroll and billing department of Franchise Support Services at Express Services Temporary Permanent Personnel International Headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Martin will be responsible for shipping, receiving, mail distribution and office supply inventory. McDowell responsibilities include client billing, posting payments, franchise support and distributing aging reports.

Express Services offers temporary help placement, permanent placement and executive recruiting. . . Garry Ritzky, risk and human resource manager for Turner Brothers Trucking in Oklahoma City, has received the first annual Society for Human Resource Management Capital Award. The Capital Award recognizes leadership in the area of government relations.

The society relies upon the leadership within its volunteer structure to recruit, organize and mobilize member resources within the chapter and state council structure to influence decisions made by state and federal policy makers. …