Leadership Academy Participants Announced

The Oklahoma Bar Association announces the 23 participants of its sixth annual OBA Leadership Academy class selected from applications throughout the state.

“I’m so excited for members of the sixth OBA Leadership Academy,” said OBA President Linda Thomas of Bartlesville. “They will learn professional skills that will enhance the way they incorporate service and leadership into their practice. The Leadership Academy is a great opportunity for them to grow professional relationships and refine essential communication skills. I look forward to working with each of them.”

The OBA Leadership Academy will offer four sessions set to begin in September 2017. The academy will conclude in April 2018.



ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Originating from the OBA’s Leadership Conference in 2007, the academy is aimed at developing the future leaders of the OBA by giving Oklahoma attorneys training in the core principles of effective leadership and how to communicate, motivate and succeed in their legal careers and also as community leaders.

The academy class will participate in sessions led by experienced leaders from various backgrounds including military officers, former OBA presidents, leadership experts and high-profile public officials.

OBA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS

Grove
Clayton Baker of Logan & Lowry LLP

Moore

Melissa York of Mid-America Christian University

Norman
Kristina Bell of the City of Norman Attorney’s Office; Gigi McCormick of the Department of Human Services; Katherine Trent of Katherine Trent, Attorney at Law

Oklahoma City
John Barbush of John E. Barbush PC; John W. Coyle IV of Coyle Law Firm; Tiece Dempsey of the Office of the Federal Public Defender of Western District; Randy Gordon of Hall & Ludlam PLLC; Kari Hawkins of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office; April Kelso of Needham & Associates PLLC; Amber Martin of Martin Law Office; Candice Milard of Milard Law PLLC; Howard Morrow of Morrow Law Firm PLLC; Elizabeth Oglesby of Angela Ailles & Associates; Ryan Patterson of Majid & Patterson PLLC; Kendall Sykes of Cathy Christensen & Associates PC

Sapulpa
Andrew Casey of Stinnett Law

Tulsa
Grayson Barnes of Barnes Law PLLC; Christopher Brecht of Perrine, Redemann, Berry, Taylor & Sloan PLLC; Ruth Calvillo of Fry & Elder; Melissa East of McDaniel Acord PLLC; Alexis Gardner of Gardner Law Firm


QUESTIONS?

Call or email OBA Educational Programs Director Susan Damron at 405-416-7028; Susand@okbar.org.

How Do I Apply?

Fill out the application form by July 14. (If fillable option isn't available in your browser, click the download button once the PDF opens)

What is the Cost?

There is a $40 non-refundable application fee and you are responsible for your own travel expenses. Checks payable to OBA should be mailed to the attention of Susan Damron, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105. The OBA picks up the costs for all programming, food, and, for participants living more than 60 miles away, hotel accommodations.