Rural Enterprises Names Neal Development Director

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Henry Neal has been named director of the business development division at Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma Inc.

Neal will oversee the staff and activities of REI's industrial business incubator program, the home-based business assistance program and the equipment pool for both business incubator participants and manufacturers with 25 or less employees. In addition, he will coordinate REI's resources to increase membership through more direct marketing and recruitment programs throughout the state.

Neal has 21 years of experience in manufacturing field work and has worked with small manufacturers in seven counties, assisting in areas of finance, marketing, advancing technology, human resources and business relationships to help them become more competitive. Communications Sharon "Shari" Faye Marker and Dana Michelle Clifton have been hired as retail store supervisors for VoiceStream Wireless. Marker was previously employed with TDS Paging, Mary Kay Cosmetics and as a real estate agent. She has both a real estate and cosmetology license and is affiliated with the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. Clifton previously worked as a high value customer representative for AT&T Wireless. She has sexual harassment training as well as service excellence and quality service skills training. Sprint PCS has appointed several employees to the Oklahoma City- based regional office. Jeff Weber has been named director of marketing, responsible for advertising, public relations and competitive analysis for Oklahoma and Ar-kansas. The 10-year industry veteran was previously with Southwestern Bell, where he served as director of new product development. Greg Truitt has been appointed district manager. He will oversee all sales distribution channels and service support operations within the central Oklahoma market. Also named were four corporate account executives. Michael Hallmark has six years of experience in this capacity and was previously with Westel Communications Inc. Jeanne Harang joins Sprint with previous experience as an account executive with Data Times. Jeffrey M. Jay brings four years of sales experience to the firm. He was formerly a sales executive with American Paging Inc. Russ Koch joins Sprint after serving as northwest region manager for Data Times. Architecture J. Don Keen has been promoted to associate at the firm of Miles Associates Inc., an architectural, planning and interior design firm. His new duties will focus on overall office management with emphasis on daily project/staff management. Keen, who has been with the firm since 1993, has more than 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction administration. Finance Lester L. "Bud" Tollie has joined Commercial Insurance Services Inc. as a producer. He previously was president of Tollie Freightways, a 48-state truckload carrier running 300 tractors and 600 trailers. …