Marketing Group Elects New Officers

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Burt Smith, president of EMI Research Solutions, has been named president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Mark Towler, president of Phase II Development, is president- elect and will serve as president for the 1999-2000 year. Tim Berney of Visual Image Advertising is past president.

Other new officers are Libby Lesch of Celebrity Attractions, vice president programming; Loni Shropshire of The Daily Oklahoman, vice president communications; John DeVere of Globe Color Press, vice president membership; Julie Harman of Heritage Press, vice president marketing; Jeff Seyfert of Southern Nazarene University, collegiate chair; Steve Curry of Sequoia Health Services, secretary; Charlene Dunn of Hays and Associates, treasurer; and Steve Parham, Visual Image Advertising, historian. Telecom Logix Communications has made seven appointments in its Customer Service Department. Joe Bernardi was appointed national customer operations manager. He was southwest region new account services manager at AT&T Wireless. Chris Dykstra was named national customer service manager. Dykstra was in management with AT&T Wireless. Jerrald Buchanan was appointed national customer service trainer. Buchanan was customer operations trainer with AT&T Wireless. Carroll Hensler was named national credit collection manager. She was a credit and collection representative with Dobson Communications, parent company of Logix. Terri Powell was appointed national billing/order entry manager. Powell was in customer service and billing for GTE of California. Janet Valentine was named national provisioning supervisor. She was a provisioning coordinator for Zenex Communications. Carrie Parsons was appointed national billing/order entry supervisor. She was an executive assistant with SunMicro Systems. Telecom Michael Perry has joined Sonic as vice president- operations services. He was region vice president with Au Bon Pain in Chicago, where he was responsible for directing all operations, marketing, facility management and human resources for restaurants in Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Chicago, Minneapolis and the southern part of California. Perry also was senior director- operations for Taco Bell. Timothy S. Posey of Owasso has been appointed vice president and general counsel for Staff One. Posey has represented Staff One as its outside legal counsel since 1996. He was with a Tulsa law firm and served as assistant attorney general for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Okmulgee. Staff One has corporate office in Durant with branches in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Berry Wheeler has been named creative director for Beals- Cunningham Advertising. Wheeler has been providing free lance creative consulting services. Oklahoma City's Jerry Fuller has been named the driver of the month for January and March by Paul Arpin Van Lines. Energy Tom McCarroll has joined Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas as vice president of exploration-Gulf Coast Region. He will be based in Houston. McCarroll was had of the Gulf Coast division for Santa Fee Energy Resources. Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas also promoted Timothy Haddican to reservoir engineering manager. He has been with the Oklahoma City- based company since 1985. The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board has presented several state executives with its "Petro Pro" education awards, honoring oil and gas professionals who teach students about fossil fuels. …