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Oklahoma Academy Elects Rachel Hutchings as Chairwoman
The Oklahoma Academy has elected Rachel Hutchings as chairwoman for the 2019 year. Hutchings is the Director of Development for the Tulsa Community College Foundation. Prior to joining TCC, she was the Corporate & Government Affairs Manager for American Airlines covering the state of Oklahoma. Hutchings initially began her career at American Airlines in 1995 and worked in various capacities, including Supply Chain, Warranty and Maintenance and Production Scheduling.
Along with Hutchings, the Academy’s board officers serving for the 2019 year are: David Stewart, immediate past Chair, Chief Administrative Officer of Mid-America Industrial Park, Phil Albert, Chairman-Elect, President of Pelco Structural, LLC, Sara Jane Smallwood-Cocke,Vice-Chair,  Public Information Officer, Choctaw Nation, Michael Gordon, membership Vice-P...
Lynn Thompson | Feb 11, 2019
News February 2019
The first regular session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature has official begun and the recommendations of the Academy Town Halls have their stamp on many of the proposed pieces of legislation. On Tuesday afternoon the 2018 Town Hall Background Resource Document and the Issues Brief were distributed to all the legislators. The response from the legislators was positive and there is appreciation for the work of the Town Hall participants. This was even more evident when that evening more than 50 legislators attended the annual Legislators’ Welcome Reception at the Oklahoma History Center. 

Legislators’ Welcome Reception

The Academy held its Annual Legislators’ Welcome Reception at the Oklahoma History Center on Feb. 5 with an attendance of well over 100. There were more than 50 legislators in attendance for this great networking event. Thank you to all who attended the Reception and special thank you to...
Lynn Thompson | Feb 11, 2019