LOKC's Original Program


Leadership Oklahoma City, founded in 1981, is a local nonprofit organization committed to the development of effective community leaders. In addition to the 35-year-old Signature Program, Leadership Oklahoma City has programs for high school age participants under its Youth Leadership Exchange (YLX) umbrella, and also occasionally produces short format adult programs, such as the LOYAL Program. The programs each use a varying combination of community information, skills for volunteer leadership, networking, and community projects to engage participants more effectively in community service. 


Signature Class 35

Program Co-Chairs: Kelly Fry and Dave Lopez

Brook Arbeitman, Miles Associates Senior Business Development & Marketing Director
Mindy Banz, Tinker Air Force Base Legislative Liaison
Brad Barghols, American Red Cross Chief Executive
Diana Bittle, American Fidelity VP, Software Solutions
Ed Blau, Blau Law Firm PLLC Owner, Managing Partner
Terena Boyer, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. Director, Utility Customer Operations
Adam Brooks, Candor Senior Content Manager
Kent Buchanan, Oklahoma City University Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Joe Cardenas, Arvest Bank Community & Business Relationship Advisor
Neila Crank-Clements, Progress OKC Executive Director
Liz Cromwell, South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Program Director
Cameron Dawson, Staplegun Chief Operating Officer/Partner
Tammy Fate, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Manager, Retail Development and Recruitment
Katie Fitzgerald, Make-A-Wish Oklahoma President and CEO
Tracey Frederick, Constellation Brands Senior Field Sales Manager, Wine & Spirits OK
Joey Fronheiser, Oklahoma State University- Oklahoma City Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rick Gideon, Devon Energy Senior Vice President U.S. Operations
Jeff Hall, Bank of Oklahoma Senior Vice President & Team Leader - Energy Banking
Jennifer Harrison, Oklahoma City Community College Foundation Director of Development
Alan Herzberger, The Oklahoman Media Company Vice President of Audience Development
Kyle Impson, The Chickasaw Nation Special Assistant to the Governor
Jessica Johnson, Fulltime Student
Laura Kerr, The Kerr Foundation Vice President
Kym Koch, Thompson Koch Communications LLC Principal
Jeff Kretchmar, Prodigal, LLC Vice President, Operations
Donna Lamprecht, MTM Recognition Director of Communications
Aurora Lora, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent
Laura Massenat, Elemental Coffee Partner
Jonathan Musgrove, Claims Management Resources Vice President
Alberta Owens, Perry Publishing and Broadcasting Company On Air Personality
Drew Palmer, Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C. Shareholder, Attorney
J.T. Petherick, Blue Cross Blue Shield of OK Director of Legislative and Tribal Relations
Cresha Redus, It's My Community Partner Engagement Manager
Diana Rogers Jaeger, OK Housing Finance Agency Assistant Director of Communications
Heather Ross, Community Volunteer
Nathan Sheldon, Casady School Head of School
Todd Smith, Sonic Drive-In President & Chief Marketing Officer
Douglas Sorocco, Dunlap Codding PC Director, Intellectual Property Attorney
Seth Spillman, Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Director, Marketing & Communications
Sally Starling,  Community Volunteer
David Toahty, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Chief Development Officer
Elaine Turner, Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable & Golden, P.C.  Shareholder
Kyla Turner, Love's Travel Stops Communications Manager
Jennifer Weast, BancFirst SVP/Controller
Brian West, BKD CPAs & Advisors Director
Kersey Winfree, SSM Health of Oklahoma Regional VPMA
Apollo Woods, Schlumberger Account Manager
Tony Yanda IV, The Boldt Company Director of Southern Operations