Nancy Leonard has been named executive director of Leadership
Oklahoma. She succeeds Jeanne Gillert, who resigned her position
to return to Tulsa.
Leadership Oklahoma, founded in 1986, selects an annual group
of Oklahomans and conducts a year-round program on statewide
issues. The organization's mission is to energize Oklahomans to
effect positive change through a network of leadership
Leonard, a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class IV, has been
active in encouraging community involvement and currently serves
on the Governor's Task Force on Volunteerism. She is on the board
of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a member of the
Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, International Visitor's Council
and has served on the Governor's Commission on the Status of
Her professional career has been varied, and most recently she
was the projects-telethon coordinator for the Children's Medical
Research Organization. . .
Raymond E. Tompkins has been chosen president of the Downtown
Lions Club of Oklahoma City.
Other new officers are: Kenneth R. Edwards, first vice
president; Kenneth W. Walker II, second vice president; Patricia
A. Bond, third vice president; Joseph O. Evans, treasurer; James
Arnot, secretary; Robert A. Phillips, tail twister; Lonzo L.
Hink, lion tamer; William Milan Dunlap, chaplain; and T. Al
Dearmon, membership chairman.
Directors are: Peter B. Bradford, Arlin E. Carroll, Sammye N.
Cravens, Mary Dunbar, Lyn L. Hester, Lonzo L. Hink, Jess Horn,
Robert E. Lee, Charles B. Lutz Jr., Melvin E. Maddox, Alwin Ning,
Ronald L. Pennington, Robert A. Phillips, Bennie W. Vowell, Jerry
Weddington and Lonzo Hink. . .
Ginny Kidwell, president of Freedom Personnel Inc., has been
selected to receive the Friends of Guidance Award given by the
Oklahoma Vocational Association Guidance Division for work "above
and beyond" in support of vocational guidance. Kidwell is a
charter member of Canadian Valley Vo-Tech's Job Placement Office
Advisory Committee and a past advisory committee member in
instructional areas. . .
Melissa N. Needels has been named permanent placement consultant
for the northwest Oklahoma City office of Express Personnel
Services. Her responsibilities focus on matching qualified job
seekers with client companies as well as interviewing and testing
all applicants seeking full-time employment.
In addition, Sandy Lee has been promoted to executive
assistant to the sales-marketing vice president, and Sharon R. …