James D. Pendergrass has retired after 10 years as the general
manager of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative.
Pendergrass came to WFEC in 1987 from the Platte River Power
Authority in Fort Collins, Colo., where he was general manager for
During his tenure with WFEC he was instrumental in lowering the
wholesale power rate, negotiating incremental coal and rail rates
maximizing opportunities for off system sales.
Pendergrass also obtained a new rail contract and assisted WFEC
with plans to build its own 14 mile railroad line in southeastern
Bridget Dolan Little has been named account executive for Hays &
Associates Inc., a public relations, marketing and graphic design
firm. She has over 12 years of experience in the field, including
owning and operating her own public relations/management firm and
serving the Jim Halsey Co. as publicist/press agent to major record
label recording artists and special events.
Jordan Associates Advertising/Communications has added two
associates. Tammy Umholtz joins the firm as junior copy writer. Her
previous experience includes working as a graphic designer for Gil's
Clothing/Urban Classics. Sylvia Roberts has been named senior media
planner/buyer. She previously worked as media director for Mason &
Shelly Pedevilla has joined KOCB TV-34 as national sales manager.
Prior to joining KOCH, Pedevilla worked as an account executive
for Seltel Inc. in Dallas where she was responsible for generating
revenue for 125 television stations. She is a member of American
Women in Radio and Television.
Steve Laswell has been named account executive for Oklahoma City
radio stations KQCV/KNTL. Laswell previously worked in customer
relations for The Pillsbury Co.
VoiceStream Wireless has made several staff changes.
* Dana Michelle Clifton has been named retail store supervisor.
She previously worked as a high value customer representative for
* Emilie Rider and Andrew John Hoehner have joined VoiceStream as
retail store managers. Rider has a degree in business management
from Oklahoma State University. Hoehner previously worked as store
manager for Blockbuster Music.
* Scott MacLeon Whiteker has been named sales manager. Prior to
joining the firm he worked for VoiceStream's parent company, Western
Wireless Corp.-CellularONE as major account manager. Whiteker has
several years experience in public relations, marketing, sales and
management in professional baseball and athletics.
* Vicki J. Clingenpeel has been named marketing manager. She has
over 12 years experience in domestic and international market
research, strategic business and market planning and implementation. …