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United Way of Central Oklahoma Announces Campaign Cabinet Volunteers

09.10.15

United Way of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce the Campaign Cabinet volunteers who will lead the 2015 fall fundraising campaign. The cabinet is comprised of local business leaders who volunteer their time to work with United Way to engage support from companies and organizations across central Oklahoma.

Mike Turpen of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis and Judy Love of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores will lead the team as the 2015 Campaign Co-chairs. Collectively, the cabinet will work to strengthen and build relationships with corporate and community partners and allow United Way to keep annual fundraising costs low so that resources can be directed to 127 health and human services programs administered by 61 Partner Agencies, meeting the needs of thousands of central Oklahomans. View a list of the Partner Agencies.

“Serving on the campaign cabinet takes a great deal of time and effort. We know our volunteers are committed and stand with us in support of our community to make sure people in central Oklahoma can access the services they need,” said Debby Hampton, United Way of Central Oklahoma CEO and President. “They truly help unite people to make our community stronger and healthier, and our campaign would not be as successful without them.”

The annual fundraising campaign includes the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s campaign, Combined Federal Campaign, State Charitable Campaign and the Heart of the City Campaign.

To date, the 2015 cabinet members include:

Larry Nichols, Devon Energy, Board Chair
Mike Turpen, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, Co-Chair
Judy Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Co-Chair
Dave Carpenter, American Fidelity, Vice Chair
Tony Shinn, Bank of America, Vice Chair
Chris Reen, The Oklahoman Media Company, Vice Chair
Alan Marcum, Devon Energy, Vice Chair
Dave Hager, Devon Energy, Vice Chair
Jim Gebhart, Mercy Health, Vice Chair
Carol Jones, HUD, Combined Federal Campaign, Chair
Jim Reese, Secretary of Agriculture, State Charitable Campaign, Chair
MT Berry, City of OKC, Heart of the City Campaign, Chair
Terri Cornett, City of OKC, Heart of the City Campaign, Chair


Accounting – Keith Schwarz, KPMG
Advisory Council – David Thompson, InvesTrust
Architect/Engineer – Todd Edmonds, HSE Architects
Automotive – Chris Reen, The Oklahoman Media Company
Bio-Tech – Darcy Wilborn, i2E Innovation to Enterprise
Canadian County – Jan Foreman, Old Republic Title
Construction – Rick Lippert, Lippert Bros.
Customer Service – Jay Armstrong, OGE Energy Corp.
Economic Adviser – Chad Wilkerson, Federal Reserve Bank
Education – Don Betz, UCO
Energy – Gregg Henson, Devon Energy
Finance – Randy Roper, MidFirst Bank
Finance – Jenee Naifeh Lister, Merrill Lynch
Finance – Steve Rasmussen, FAA Credit Union
Foundations – Tricia Everest; Community Volunteer
Health Support – Dr. John Armitage, OBI
Hospitality – Mike Carrier, OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hospitals/Clinics – Tim Johnsen, INTEGRIS Health
Insurance – Clint Schwab, American Fidelity
Insurance Chris Kenney, American Fidelity
Insurance – Kevin Wellfare, INSURICA
Labor Chair – Perry Sneed, SMW 124, Retiree
Labor Chair – Tim O’Connor, Central OK AFL-CIO
Lawyers – Roberta Fields, McAfee & Taft
Leadership/Tocqueville – Mark Funke, Bank SNB
Leadership/Tocqueville – Ed Martin, Ackerman McQueen
Loaned Execs – Brad Krieger, Arvest Bank
Local Government – Steve Eddy, City of Moore
Logan County – Dr. Brian Padgham, Guthrie Vision Source
Manufacturing – Robert Clements, Clements Foods
Media/Ad/Print – Russ Florence, Schnake Turnbo Frank
New Business – Carl Edwards, Price Edwards
New Business – Matt Beavers, Devon Energy
New Business – Darin Kent, Regent Bank
Nonprofits – Pam Newby, Special Care
Nonprofits – Christine Berney, OKC Thunder
OK Health Center – Patti Davis, OU Medical Center
Pacesetters – David Rainbolt, BancFirst
Real Estate – Judy Hatfield, Equity Realty
Retail – Ron Witherspoon, Arvest Bank
Technology/Telecommunication – Kristin Peck, Cox Communications
Transportation– Shane Wharton, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Transportation – Doug Stussi, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Wholesale – Richard Wright, Hogan Taylor