ABC hires new Oklahoma City director

Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma hired Albert McCutcheon as division director in their Oklahoma City office.

An Oklahoma native and a veteran of the construction industry, McCutcheon hopes to see those he now represents prosper and develop growing relationships with one another.

ABC is the nation’s leading commercial construction trade association, representing 22,000 members nationwide in 70 chapters. Fortune Magazine rated ABC has one of the most influential organizations in the U.S.

Alro Steel joins Tulsa Regional Chamber

Alro Steel, a metals distributor and processor, held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony recently as they joined the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

Known as a “grocery store” for metals, the company began in a small garage in Jackson, Michigan, and has grown to more than 60 locations in 12 states. The Tulsa location expanded this summer in Tulsa to a new 80,000-square-foot facility.

Alro specializes in helping their customers control costs by processing and distributing metals, plastics and industrial products with next-day delivery to over 25,000 customers in North America.

The Chamber represents more than 2,500 member organizations with approximately 161,000 area employees, and utilizes 4,100 volunteers to accomplish its programs and services.

Accounting firm BKD promotes 4 employees

Todd J. Lisle, managing partner at BKD, announced that Amy Catcher, Jonathan Hillman and Becky Robins have been promoted to director and Mechelle Meyer has been promoted to senior management consultant.

Catcher is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with nine years of experience providing income tax planning, consulting and return preparation services to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts in various industries.

Hillman is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and a member of BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group, BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group and the employee benefit plan team. He has more than nine years of experience in providing audit, tax and accounting services to clients in the commercial industries.

Robins is a graduate of Westminster College, a member of BKD National Health Care Group and has more than nine years in public accounting.

Meyer is a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University with more than 16 years of experience in the long-term care industry.

Marcus & Millichap adds a Tulsa Hospitality Broker

Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real-estate investment services firm, has named Eric Golzar as a new hospitality investment sales associate to its Tulsa office.

Golzar will be responsible for growing the firm’s hospitality footprint throughout Oklahoma. He will expand upon the 175-hotel property sales valued at approximately $1 billion, which Marcus & Millichap’s hospitality investment sales professionals in Texas have closed over the past 18 months.

OU law to honor Devon co-founder with Kuntz Award

The University of Oklahoma College of Law will honor Larry Nichols, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Devon Energy Corp., with the Eugene Kuntz Award at the annual Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy Nov. 4.

The award recognizes Nichols’ many contributions to the energy industry and to oil and gas law.

“We are thrilled to honor Larry Nichols with this year’s Kuntz Award,” said OU Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. “His contributions to the energy industry and the state of Oklahoma are unmatched and his impressive work in the legal field sets him apart as truly deserving of an honor worthy of the great Eugene Kuntz.”

The Eugene Kuntz Award is named for former OU Law dean and renown oil and gas professor, Eugene Kuntz and is awarded annually at the Kuntz Conference, the largest conference focusing on oil and gas law in the nation. The conference is hosted by OU Law and the Oklahoma Bar Association Energy and Natural Resources Law Section.

Nichols co-founded Devon Energy Corporation in 1971 serving as its president from 1976 to 2003 and as its chief executive officer from 1980 to 2010. He also served on Devon’s board of directors from 1971 to 2016 and served as executive chairman of the board from 2000 to 2016.

Tulsa-based AgoNow to launch next month

Industry veterans Larry Davis and John Allenbach lead new business

AgoNow LLC, a Tulsa-based pure industrial wholesaler and channel solutions provider, will open for business in next month, the company announced this week.k

The new company facilitates profitable relationships between distributors and manufacturers through services that allow manufacturers to sell deeper into their portfolios and industrial distributors to identify new opportunities and grow their market share. AgoNow will sell only to distributors and resellers.

“We started AgoNow because there was a need for a solution that supported the entire supply chain,” said Larry Davis, chairman and CEO of AgoNow. “It’s about a total market experience. We want to meet the needs of both manufacturers and distributors and create a digital marketplace where true channel partnerships can thrive.”

Davis was president at ORS Nasco and the chief commercial officer at Stellar Industrial Supply. John Allenbach, previously senior vice president of sales and marketing at Apex Tool Group, is AgoNow’s president of sales. The company is owned solely by its leadership team.

Hospitality House seeking nominations for awards

Hospitality House of Tulsa is seeking nominations from the community for its first Excellence in Caregiving Awards.

Hospitality House is a nonprofit that serves families facing a medical crisis away from home. An estimated 115,000 Oklahomans currently are caregivers to their sick, infirm or dying loved ones, leaving family and friends who provide care giving are becoming a crucial part of our health care system.

Anyone from eastern Oklahoma community can nominate a family member, friend, or community member in categories of family caregiver of a pediatric patient, family caregiver of an elderly or aging parent or disabled adult, corporate caregiving, church caregiving and medical profession.

Nominations must be in by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Winners will be notified by phone or email by Nov. 7 and invited to accept the award at a special gala and dinner Nov. 17.

KKT Architects announces four new hires

KKT Architects Inc., a full service architecture, interiors and engineering firm has announced the hiring of four new staff members.

Patricia Gallup, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a seasoned architect of 28 years, will function as both an architect and a specifier.

Leslie Pitts, graduate of Northern Oklahoma College and with more than nine years of experience, has been accepted as a member of the team of construction administrators.

Lyneil Harris, a graduate of Langston University and Prairie View A&M with more than six years of experience, will join the team of civil engineers.

Angel Miller Cash, a recent graduate from Oklahoma State University, is a new member to the team of as-built designers.

Tulsa bankers draduate from lending school

Michael Gephart, of Regent Bank, and Lynette Lambert, from Security Bank, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Consumer Lending School in Oklahoma City.

The two were among 57 graduates of the school, which was held Oct. 3-7. The school, conducted annually, educates students on the overall consumer credit function and helps develop skills to meet the needs of loan customers and their bank.

TCC names new chief financial officer

Tulsa Community College has named Mark McMullen as chief financial officer.

McMullen will oversee Oklahoma’s largest community college, with an annual budget exceeding $140 million with more than 2,000 employees. He is accepting this position after being named interim CFO earlier this year.

Since joining TCC in 2010, he helped facilitate the further automation of the its purchasing department, worked closely with both the facilities and IT departments to help fund and manage major capital projects and implemented higher standards of financial reporting for both audited financial statements and state required reports. He also implemented the internal controls policy and procedures documentation project.

He has a master’s Degree in accounting and financial analysis and a bachelor’s in accounting from Northeastern State University. He is also a certified public accountant.

Goekeler named director of dealerships at Eide Bailly

Tom Goekeler, former partner-in-charge of the Tulsa office of Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, has been named the new director of dealerships.

Goekeler has more than 30 years of public accounting experience, with a special emphasis on auto dealerships. As partner-in-charge of Eide Bailly’s Tulsa office, he directs office policy and oversees nearly 70 staff members.

Eide Bailly provides 59,000 clients with audit & assurance and tax, as well as many expanded services.

Two Fellers Snider attorneys named to Top 50

Robert G. McCampbell and Bryan King, both attorneys at Fellers Snider, have been named among the top 50 “Super Lawyers” in Oklahoma.

McCampbell’s practice focuses on election law, campaign finance, white collar criminal defense, and administrative and regulatory issues. King’s practice focuses on business litigation, medical malpractice defense, director and officer liability, errors and omissions defense, and Randloph-Sheppard litigation.

The “Oklahoma Super Lawyers” a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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