United Way of Central Oklahoma Announces Changes to Board and Employee of the Year

During United Way of Central Oklahoma’s 98th annual meeting on February 24, 2022, the positive impact made to health and social services in central Oklahoma was shared, including the organization’s 2021 campaign grand total of $17,842,243. In addition, recognition of outgoing board members and nomination of incoming officers and new board members were announced and approved.

The 2021 Employee of the Year was also announced during the meeting. Alyssa Keirsey was honored for her outstanding leadership and service. Board Chair Sherri Lance stated, “Alyssa continues to exceed expectations, taking on more responsibility and truly living the mission of United Way.”

Officers of the board:

  • Sherri Lance, Gaming Capital Group – Board Chair
  • Shane Wharton, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores – Board Chair-Elect
  • Judy Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores – Secretary
  • Lane Neal, Durbin, Larimore & Bialick, P.C. – Assistant Secretary
  • Matt McGuire, Parallel Advisors – Treasurer
  • Rick McCune, Presbyterian Health Foundation – Assistant Treasurer

New board members elected to serve a three-year term:

  • Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction
  • Justin Brady, Chesapeake Energy
  • Doug Coughlan, Enterprise Holdings
  • Nick Dell’Osso, Chesapeake Energy
  • Todd Dobson, MidFirst Bank
  • Brent Hensley, KOCO-TV
  • Caroline Ikard, American Fidelity
  • A.J. Jack, Heritage Trust Company
  • Mark Lisle, BancFirst
  • Kristin Peck, Cox Communications
  • Robin Roberson, Wilbur.io
  • Marcus Tilley, Traditions Spirits
  • Greg Wheeler, Bank of Oklahoma

Board members elected to serve a one-year term:

  • Michelle Chapple, Guthrie Public Schools – United Way of Logan County Board Chair
  • Craig McVay, El Reno Public Schools – United Way of Canadian County Board Chair

Ex-Officio members elected to serve a one-year, non-voting term:

  • Cathy Gritts, OGE Energy Corp. – Emerging Leaders Representative
  • Anthony Herron, Remnant Church, Inc. – Board Serve Representative