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Oklahoma Attorneys Selected For Leadership Academy

October 31, 2019

Eighteen future leaders of Oklahoma’s legal community have been selected to receive training in leadership, motivation and communication as members of the Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy class of 2019-2020. The academy participants were chosen from a pool of applicants spanning the state.

“Building quality leaders is important,” OBA President Chuck Chesnut of Miami said. “Participation in this academy helps individuals enhance their knowledge and skills, giving them tools to be better lawyers and leaders, which benefits their communities and the legal profession.”

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 OBA Leadership Academy includes four sessions, the first of which took place Sept. 13. The academy will conclude in April 2020. Sessions will be led by experienced leaders from various backgrounds including military officers, former OBA presidents, leadership experts and high-profile public officials.

More information about the Leadership Academy is available on the OBA website at www.okbar.org/members/leadership.


Broken Arrow
June Stanley, Stanley Law Firm PLLC

Kyle Moon, Raptor Petroleum

Oklahoma City
Myriah Downs, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Celeste England, Celeste J. England, Attorney at Law
Ashley Forrester, Forrester Law Firm
Emily Harrelson, Oklahoma Tax Commission
Janet Johnson, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Child Support
Telana McCullough, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Robin Murphy-Clemandot, Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Camal Pennington, OU College of Law
Wyatt Swinford, Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson PC
Jessica Ward, Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Amanda Lilley, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

Stacy Brklacich, Ascension Health/St. John Health System
Jeffrey Krigel, Jeff Krigel Law Firm PLLC
Thomas Landrum, The Firm on Baltimore PLLC
James Rea, Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office
Sara Schmook, Fry & Elder

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