OKLAHOMA CITY –A Durant resident recently graduated from the Leadership Oklahoma program.
Tammye Gwin, executive director of Business Development, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma was among the graduates.
Founded in 1986, Leadership Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit organization that educates and connects the state’s premier leaders to help make a positive impact on the future of the State. Diana Hartley, Professor of Practice and Consultant, Nonprofit Management at the University of Oklahoma, served as the Program Committee Chair for the 30th Class of Leadership Oklahoma. The acclaimed nine-month program was completed by 49 Oklahomans who attended issues-oriented sessions in Lawton, Stillwater, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Tahlequah, Guymon, and Broken Bow. Topics for 2016-2017 included state government, energy, education, water, military issues, tribal government, agriculture, economic development, human services and the criminal justice system.
“The graduates of Class 30 are a talented, diverse group of leaders who will work with the Leadership Oklahoma Network to develop real solutions to make Oklahoma a better state through their involvement in state issues and leadership in the private, public and nonprofit sectors”, said Marion Paden, President and CEO of Leadership Oklahoma. “We look forward to their continued involvement and growing commitment to move our state forward.”
Gwin said “Leadership Oklahoma has been one of the best experiences of my professional career.”
Leadership Oklahoma maintains its active network of 1430 graduates from 167 communities by offering continuing opportunities for professional development, networking and involvement. Ongoing activities for members to increase awareness of critical issues and to foster the connectedness of the statewide network are provided.
Submitted by Leadership Oklahoma.