People & Places: Tulsa EWI to honor its executive of the year
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
8/14/12 at 6:01 AM
Mark Cohlmia, president of Tropical Plant Design Inc., will be named the Executive of the Year when the Tulsa chapter of Executive Women International holds its annual Business Forum dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Tulsa Marriott Hotel Southern Hills.
Cary Evert, president and CEO of Hilti Inc., is the honorary chairman. Evert was the 2011 Executive of the Year.
The keynote speaker will be Eric Boles, former NFL player with the New York Jets and currently the president of The Game Changers Inc.
Committee members include Mary Morrow, Zarrow Family Office LLC; Vernice Bersche, Merrill Lynch; Janis Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design Inc.; Alandra Baggett, Omni Air International; Carrie Modrak, St. Francis Health System; LaQuinda Davidson, Gatesway Foundation; Karen Kellogg, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Chris Martin, Dewberry.
Also, Betty Oswald, Sustaining Member; Linda Polson, Dewberry; Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.; Felicia Senter, Tulsa Tech; Glenda Stoner, Hilti Inc.; and Myra Trahern, Life Member.
Proceeds from the evening will go to three EWI programs including the EWI scholarship program, which awards college scholarships to six high-performing students; the Adult Students in Scholastic Transition, which awards college scholarships to 10 adults needing financial assistance; and the annual Reading Rally, which promotes literacy among elementary students.
Event sponsors include The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation; Helmerich & Payne Inc.; The William K. Warren Foundation; Mid-America Land, Grain & Cattle Co.; Tulsa Community College; Hilti Inc.; Omni Air International; St. Francis Health Systems; and T.D. Williamson.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, EWI has more than 75 chapters across the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1938 to provide businesswomen from diverse industries a forum for promoting their firms, enhancing their personal and professional development and engaging in community activities.
Today, with more than 3,000 companies and 3,500 representatives, EWI is the leading connection for business professionals.
Tickets to the Business Forum dinner are $50 per person. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased by calling 918-872-3333 or online at tulsaworld.com/EWI2012
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The Executive Women International Business Forum dinner on Sept. 20 will bring together honorary chairman Cary Evert (left), EWI board member Sarah Diehl, EWI scholarship winner Elena Beene, who will attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and EWI Board President Alandra Baggett. Courtesy