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
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.
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
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
Greg Truitt has been appointed district manager. He will oversee
all sales distribution channels and service support operations
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
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
J. Don Keen has been promoted to associate at the firm of Miles
Associates Inc., an architectural, planning and interior design
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.
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. …