Management & Ethics Conference
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Moore Norman Technology Center
Anna AguilarAnna Aguilar, M.A., APR, Media & Creative Coordinator with Moore Norman Technology Center, is in her 21st year of successful work in school PR, media, campaign strategy, publications development, social media, and marketing with Oklahoma’s CareerTech system. She holds a masters degree in administrative leadership through the University of Oklahoma and a bachelors degree in PR and organizational communications, with an emphasis in journalism and English from Cameron University. She is also professionally accredited through the Public Relations Society of America. For two decades she has led creative teams in the planning, development, and production of sound communication strategies and award-winning creative marketing and recruitment campaigns to include developing the 2006 Elevating statewide campaign and council for Oklahoma’s CareerTech system, which still exists today. Anna is the lead copywriter, editor, and creative coordinator for MNTC, and is also the lead videographer and photographer. She generates and posts digital marketing content and brand journalism posts to Moore Norman’s website that branch out to social media channels to promote the MNTC district to its stakeholders. Anna began volunteering with her church as a teen, and has been a youth soccer coach for 20 years. She is also actively involved in teen parent programs in the MNTC district.
City of Norman
Breea Clark, Mayor of Norman, is originally from Wichita, Kansas where she graduated with her B.A. in Political Science from Wichita State University in 2005, and received her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law in 2008. She serves as the Director of the J C Penney Leadership Center in the Michael F. Price College of Business. First elected to the Norman City Council to represent Ward 6 in 2016, Mrs. Clark was elected in 2019 as Norman’s 60th mayor and first millennial mayor. Prior to seeking elected office, she served on the Norman Tree Board, Library Board, and the Norman Forward Sales Tax Citizens Financial Oversight Board. She also served on various task forces with Norman Public Schools. She was instrumental in reviving the Norman PTA Council and served as its president. In addition, Mrs. Clark helped to create the Eastside Business Association, served as its first President, and currently serves as a board member. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Kevin, and has two boys, Ryatt (5) and Jordan (12).
Dr. Timothy Eaton
Dr. Timothy Eaton, President of Randall University, has been affiliated with the nonprofit private college since 1989. He has served as President of the University since 2004. Dr. Eaton Ph.D. and MEd from the University of Oklahoma; a Th.B. for Randall University, and completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard. He has served as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Oklahoma and published Path to the Professorate (2009), and The Reliability and Validity Study Report to the U.S. Department of Education (2009, 2004 and 1999). His fields of expertise include administration, research, and quantitative analysis. A native of Joplin, Missouri, Dr. Eaton has been married to Marthajane since 1973 and they have three daughters: Tara, Leah, and Hope. An ordained minister, Dr. Eaton has spoken or taught in over 35 states and several foreign countries.
Charles “Chuck” Gerhart
Charles “Chuck” Gerhart is the Assistant Director of the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). He has been a member of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) since 2012 and he currently serves on the IADLEST Executive Board as the mid-western regional representative. Mr. Gerhart is a 37-year law enforcement professional with 29 years of service in the State of California, and is a proud Marine Corps Veteran. He began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), in 1983. In 1985, he accepted a deputy sheriff position with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department (SBSO), moving through the ranks where he retired in 2009 as a Commander. Upon retirement, he was appointed to a Commander position with the Arroyo Grande Police Department, leaving in 2012 for his current position with CLEET. Mr. Gerhart has been involved in law enforcement training since the 1980s, serving as the department training manager for the SBSO, an academy instructor in the Allan Hancock College basic law enforcement training program, and with CLEET where he instructs both in the state academy and continuing education courses on ethics, leadership, management, and generational issues in the workplace. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, and a Master Degree in Administrative Leadership, and is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Oklahoma, College of Professional and Continuing Studies—Criminal Justice.
Sheriff Todd Gibson was appointed Sheriff by the Cleveland County Commissioners on October 12th, 2017. Gibson retired from the Norman Police Department as a Captain. While there he implemented curriculum and training, and served as project manager for the $2.8 million renovation for the Norman PD’s Investigative Center. In addition to his administrative acumen, Gibson also has “boots on the ground” experience serving as incident commander for multiple natural disasters in Cleveland County including the 2010 and 2014 tornados. Gibson was formerly the Commander of the Norman SWAT Team, and holds degrees in both Criminal Justice and Corrections. Upon accepting the position, Gibson said, “As a career law enforcement officer, I have and will continue to provide support, resources, and encouragement to all levels of the criminal justice system and to all our community’s leaders. I serve without fear of speaking up for what is right, and not just what I think someone wants to hear. I pledge to serve with a spirit of cooperation and candidness to solve our issues and continue to move this county to a new level of excellence.” Gibson went on to explain his view of leadership, “I have worked as a servant my entire career. I understand that with each leadership role I am taking on more responsibility to serve the citizens of Cleveland County. I take great pride in putting others first, listening openly to all sides of an issue, and praying for the wisdom to make the right decision with empathy.”
Tenysha Green is the Leadership Programs Manager for Human Capital Management, a division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. She has worked as the coordinator of the Oklahoma Certified Public Manager® Program since January 2017 and has served in public service for the state of Oklahoma for the past 13 years. As CPM coordinator, Tenysha used her years of state experience and her participation in the CPM program, along with the HCM training team to design a program structure with Oklahoma leadership development needs in mind. A native Oregonian, Tenysha currently lives in Midwest City, Ok with her two teenagers and a tortoise.
First Fidelity Bank
Donna Hoffman, SVP, South Regional Manager of First Fidelity Bank has lived in Moore since 1973. She has held a variety of positions with First Fidelity including Personal Banker, Loan Assistant, Service Supervisor, Branch Manager and Assistant Security Officer. In 2008, Donna was promoted to VP and Market Manager.
In 2017, Donna was promoted Senior Vice-President, and began her role as the South Regional Retail Manager of First Fidelity Bank. In this expanded role, Donna oversees 11 branches in the OKC, Norman, Midwest City, Moore and Noble communities. She works closely with the management team to help them grow in their leadership, service, and sales skillset.
Donna attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and also later graduated from Leadership Moore in 2008. In 2013, she was GERI Certified as a LEAN facilitator which helps to identify process improvement for businesses. She served as President and Treasurer of the of the Capitol Hills Lions Club, Moore Rotary Club Secretary, Aging Services of Cleveland County – Board Member, Moore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
Dr. Paulette Jones
Dr. Paulette Jones, Master of Public Administration Program Director has experience in public administration with government and nonprofit organizations, and in broadcast journalism including government reporting. She has been published in the (national) Journal of Public Affairs Education, and the Oklahoma Political Science Association journal – Oklahoma Politics, and is a regular presenter at the annual conference of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Jones is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society of Public Affairs and Administration. She has also worked as staff researcher for Governor Henry Bellmon, and served on the Governor’s Task Force for Economic Development. Jones created and developed the Management & Ethics Conference at Randall now in its 6th year. She has a Doctorate in Education Technology with an emphasis in Political Science from Oklahoma State University; an MA in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma; and a BFA, from the University of Oklahoma. Her fields of research include: American government, public administration education, and first amendment rights.
Matt Love is the Claims Director and Deputy General Counsel for Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG). Matt graduated from Saint Louis University in 2003 with a Bachelor in Political Science and graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law in 2006. Matt was appointed City Attorney for Warr Acres in 2009 and was appointed City Prosecutor for The Village in 2014. Prior to joining OMAG, Matt worked for Love Law Firm and specialized in representing and advising Oklahoma cities and towns in areas of labor, employment, civil rights, land use and municipal law.
Lytle Soule & Curlee
Steve Mullins has practiced law as a member of the Oklahoma bar since 1982. He began his career as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable United States District Judge Luther Bohanon. During his career he devoted his practice to public service as both a federal and state governmental lawyer. Mullins’ federal service includes duty as: United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota, Senior Department of Justice Legal Advisor in Afghanistan, General Counsel of the Department of Justice Executive Office of United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C., and Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. At the state level, Mullins served as General Counsel to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin from 2012 to 2016. During his career, Mullins was particularly active as a courtroom litigator as lead trial counsel handling a diverse criminal and civil practice. His litigation skill was recognized by the Department of Justice when he was chosen by the United States Department of Justice on multiple occasions to be a part of specially formed trial teams to handle complex litigation matters across the United States. Since 1991, Mullins has regularly instructed as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. He was recognized as a “Top Manager” in the federal government and has spoken on a variety of leadership and management subjects as a frequent lecturer at the U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center. Mullins is currently Of Counsel with the Oklahoma City firm of Lytle Soule & Curlee.
Kevin McCullough has served in law enforcement for more than 37 years and is currently a Law Enforcement Specialist with the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG). His experiences include Field Training Officer, Emergency Management, LEDT Instructor, EMT, Emergency Response Team member, Criminal Investigator, Motorcycle Instructor, Rescue Diver, Volunteer Firefighter and Police Chief. He has an extensive background as an advanced law enforcement instructor and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Professionals’ Certification. McCullough has a wide variety of interests, having served as a worship leader, pastor, motorcycle ministry director, football coach, musician, and on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He currently serves as a deacon and worship team member at Trinity Baptist Church, OKC. He remains active in law enforcement serving as a Reserve Special Agent and Chief Chaplain for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials.
Make It Matter!
Since starting her own business in 2005 as a Training Specialist and Motivational Speaker, Donna Rynda’s speaking engagements have included keynote addresses, conference workshops, and leadership retreats for more than 100 state and national organizations—including previous Management & Ethics Conferences at Randall University. Before becoming her own boss, Ms. Rynda’s thirty-year experience as a Training & Development Supervisor and Human Resources Director included management positions for various organizations involved with retail sales, computer technology, grocery distribution, education, hospitality, and foodservice. Her last corporate employment was with Sonic Industries as a Field Training Specialist where she spent 75% of her time traveling throughout all the states west of Oklahoma. Ms. Rynda’s experiences and travels inspired her to name her company Make It Matter because she truly believes that “no matter what we do, we all want to make it matter.”
Moore Norman Technology Center
Joshua Sauer, MPA, APR, is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Moore Norman Technology Center, where in the past five years has strategically grown the follower and engagement numbers for the district by many thousands. His work at MNTC focuses on the integration of web design and on-site training of staff, social media marketing and brand engagement strategy, search engine optimization, email marketing, and pay-per-click advertising. He holds a Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Oklahoma, and because of his passion for public service and administration earned his MPA from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017. In his spare time, he stays active in bi-partisan political and advocacy work.
Moore Norman Technology Center
Krista Scammahorn is an author, trainer, speaker, & coordinator of business training. She has more than 20 years in corporate sales, marketing, and development of cross-functional teams. She and her husband, Skip, parent five boys and have four adorable grandchildren. They work hard to put family first in the long list of priorities. Krista is always enthusiastic to improve herself and others. Krista is certified to train “Crucial Conversations” and “Getting Things Done”. Her current passion is writing several books on email communication and how to help people/companies from drowning in emails. Her full-time gig is bringing joy through her position of Training Coordinator at Moore Norman Technology Center.
Noble Public Schools
Frank Solomon is the Superintendent of Noble Public Schools and has served in public education for 34 years. He is the father of three, grandfather of four, and ‘pseudo grandparent’ of 3,000 every school day. Frank administrates 5 schools and a faculty of more than 150 teachers. His hobbies include following OU Football and golfing.