Melissa Bowers selected as a 2017 Achievers Under 40 honoree

Team Radio Marketing Group - March 22, 2017 4:18 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Journal Record has selected its 2017 Achievers Under 40 honorees from the largest set of statewide nominations in the program’s 14-year history.

The selection process gets tougher each year with the increasing number of nominations. This year, the 39 honorees were selected from a group of 139 applications from across the state.

The 2017 honorees will be honored at the Achievers Under 40 event set to start at 11:30 a.m. May 18 at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center at 741 N. Phillips Ave.

It’s important that we recognize the up-and-comers,” said Ted Streuli, associate publisher and editor of The Journal Record. “This is the next generation of leaders, the men and women who will shape Oklahoma. They have already made significant contributions, and we must honor what they’ve done already while looking forward to what they’ve yet to do.”

The honorees will be recognized at the event and profiled in a special publication of The Journal Record. BKD CPAs & Advisors is an event sponsor.

Reservations for the luncheon can be made by emailing Brittany Attaway at [email protected] or calling 405-278-2820. Individual tickets are $75. Regular tables of 10 are $950 and include preferred seating and a keepsake frame. Table and event sponsorships are also still available. Call 405-278-2820 for more information.

The Journal Record’s 2017 Achievers Under 40 include:

Blaire Atkinson, Oklahoma State University Foundation, Stillwater.
• Lorenzo Azar Banks, Banks, Gilbert, Gillett PLLC, Oklahoma City.
• Nina Barker, Federal Aviation Administration, Norman.
• Chase Beasley, American Airlines, Tulsa.
• Gabriel Bird, Gabriel Bird Dentistry, Norman.
• Melissa Bowers, Rick Scott Construction Inc., Ponca City.
• Kara Byrd, Imagine Durant, Durant.
• Amanda Clinton, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Tulsa.
• Effie Craven, Oklahoma Food Banks, Oklahoma City.
• Shawn Dellegar, Crowe & Dunlevy PC, Tulsa.
• Aaron Dillard, First Pryority Bank, Tulsa.
• Misty Engelbrecht, Rose State College Downtown Innovation Station, Oklahoma City.
• Ranya Forgotson-O’Connor, The Curbside Chronicle, Oklahoma City.
• Jared L. Garner, Garner Insurance, Norman.
• Katelyn Gleason-Dockery, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, Moore.
• Joshua Gore, Revitalize, Norman.
• Joel Haaser, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Tulsa.
• James Helm, Dale Rogers Training Center, Yukon.
• Jason R. Henderson, Stryker Orthopaedics, Nichols Hills.
• Elizabeth Isaac, Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City.
• Aaron Jaqua, Eide Bailly, Norman.
• Jeff Kretchmar, Prodigal LLC, Oklahoma City.

Daniel LeClaire, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Gaming Commission, Shawnee.
• Tami Loch, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City.
• Andrew Martins, Carpentree, Tulsa.
• Cynthia Nichols, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City.
• Demetrius Office, Makarios Developments LLC, Enid.
• Aaron Peck, Guy Engineering Services Inc., Tulsa.
• Adam Pugh, Oklahoma Senate, Edmond.
• Jason Reese, Meyer, Leonard & Edinger, Oklahoma City.
• Nitin Sawheny, TEAMHealth, Edmond.
• Kala Sharp, Oneok Inc., Tulsa.
• Ashley Smith, CrowdSeekr LLC, Oklahoma City.
• Ashleigh Sorrell Rose, United Way of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.
• Carissa Stevens, Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, Oklahoma City.
• Lacey C. Taylor, Resolute PR, Tulsa.
• Jack Wheeler, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Oklahoma City.
• Carrie L. Williams, Rainbow Fleet Inc., Oklahoma City.

Lindsay LaFevers Archer, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma City.



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