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TAUW Announces Leader Team

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP: The Tulsa Area United Way announced members of its 2013 Campaign Cabinet on Monday, April 15. From left, Campaign Cabinet team leaders are Ted Haynes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Stuart Solomon, Public Service Company of Oklahoma; Campaign Chair Becky J. Frank of Schnake Turnbo Frank PR; John Hewitt, Matrix Service Company; and Howard Barnett, OSU-Tulsa.

Courtesy TAUW

The Tulsa Area United Way has announced the members of its Campaign Cabinet, which has more than 40 volunteers who will provide leadership for the 2013 Campaign.

The new slate of members was announced at the Campaign Cabinet’s first meeting of the year on Monday, April 15. The United Way’s annual fundraising campaign will officially kick off in August.

“These dedicated individuals have already begun to prepare for this year’s campaign,” says Becky J. Frank, Chairman and CEO of Schnake Turnbo Frank PR and 2013 Campaign Chair. “Each member of the cabinet is committed to developing the resources necessary to building a better community and improving the lives of our friends and neighbors.”

In her role as Campaign Chair, Frank will lead Campaign Cabinet members as well as hundreds of additional volunteers in funding the programs and services of the Tulsa Area United Way’s 60 partner agencies.

“The Campaign Cabinet is in a strong position with Becky at the helm of this remarkable group of community leaders,” says Mark R. Graham, president and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way. “With Becky’s vision and the top notch leadership team she has recruited, I am confident we will conduct a highly successful fundraising campaign this year.”

Frank announced the Campaign Cabinet Leadership Team including Team Chair Dr. Gerard Clancy, The University of Oklahoma – Tulsa and Division Chairs Alana Hughes, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Mark Jennemann, Bullseye Database Marketing; David Wagner, Schnake Turnbo Frank; David Barker, United Aerospace Workers Local 952; and Patricia Chernicky, community volunteer, Tocqueville Society.

Team chairs are Howard Barnett, OSU-Tulsa; John Hewitt, Matrix Service Company; Ted Haynes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma; and Stuart Solomon, Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Divisions Chairs include Basil Barimo, NORDAM, Inc.; Erin Brook, Creek County Youth Services; Jeff Callison, United States Postal Service; Kevin Cavanah, Matrix Service Company; Mike Cooke, Hall Estill; Preston Doerflinger, Office of State Finance Oklahoma; Shane Fernandez, Crafton, Tull & Associates, Inc.; Anita Holloway, Ernst & Young, LLP; Betsy Jackson, Hall Estill; Devona Haslam, Mazzio’s Corporation; Bob Jack, Manhattan Construction Company; Karen Keith, Tulsa County Board of Commissioners; Caron Lawhorn, ONEOK, Inc. David Littlefield, Littlefield Brand Development; Lori Long, The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges; Jim Norton, Jim Norton Toyota; Tom O’Brien, CB Richard Ellis|Oklahoma; Dave Pariseau, T.D. Williamson, Inc.; Matt Pivarnik, Tulsa Regional Chamber; Tracy Poole, New Gulf Resources, LLC; Mike Rhoads, Oklahoma Department of Insurance; Chuck Rygiel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Stacy Schusterman, Samson Energy Company; David Stratton, JP Morgan Chase & Company; Cary Taylor, Premier Consulting; Dr. Steve Tiger, Tulsa Technology Center; Jim Twombly, City of Tulsa Mayor’s Office; Karisha Wagoner, ARVEST Bank; Nate Waters, WPX Energy, Inc.; Scott West, Bristow Medical Center; and Dave Ysebaert, Explorer Pipeline Company.

In the past 89 years, the Tulsa Area United Way has invested more than $643 million in the Tulsa area. The Tulsa Area United Way provides services to more than 630,000 individuals annually through its 60 partner agencies in Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Wagoner and Tulsa counties. For more information, call TAUW at 918-583-7171 or visit

Updated 04-22-2013

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