Katie Delahaye Paine, founder of The Delahaye Group and currently
owner of KDPaine & Partners, will be the speaker for the Oklahoma
City Chapter of the American Marketing Association at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday at the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, 625 W. I-
44 Service Road. Her topic will be "Measuring Corporate Reputation."
Paine is currently serving her second term as chair of the
Institute of Public Relations' Commission on Research and
Evaluation, the public relations industry's standard-setting body
for measurement. She was co-chair of the U.S. Public Relations Task
Force, developed to establish standards for public relations
evaluation, and she served as the U.S. liaison to the European
Standards Task Force to set international standards for media
Prior to starting the Delahaye Group, she was director of
corporate communications for Lotus Development Corp. and manager of
merchandising for Hewlett-Packard Personal Computer Group. She began
her career as a journalist for The Washington Post.
For more information, call 751-3555.
Henry launches Web site
Gov.-elect Brad Henry gas launched a new Web site that can be
accessed through the state's official Web portal at
"The more state government hears from the people, the better it
functions," said Henry. "Not everyone has the time to drop by the
state Capitol to express an opinion, so it's important to offer a
platform for citizens to share their ideas. The Web site will help
Oklahomans stay in touch with the state government, particularly the
The Web site is the first official online presence for the
governor-elect since his successful campaign for the state's top
office in November.
The Web site includes information about the transition team,
gubernatorial appointments and inaugural events.
The governor-elect's Web site was built by YourOklahoma, which
also manages the state of Oklahoma's official portal.
Bird named director
Victor Bird has been appointed director of the Oklahoma
Aeronautics Commission. Bird joined the commission as assistant
director a year ago and was appointed acting director in September.
He was with the state attorney general's office for 12 years,
serving four years as chief deputy attorney of the Civil Division.
Promotions at Unit
Larry Pinkston has been promoted to executive vice president of
Tulsa-based Unit Corp.
He will continue to serve as the chief financial officer and
treasurer. Pinkston joined Unit in December 1981 and was elected
treasurer in 1986 and to vice president and chief financial officer
in 1989. …