By Michela Owen
June 6, 2023

Class XXXVII of Leadership Edmond graduates

Class XXXVII of Leadership Edmond celebrated their graduation on April 27, 2023.
Leadership Edmond Class XXXVII graduated in April of 2023 (Photo provided)

Class XXXVII of Leadership Edmond celebrated their graduation on April 27, 2023, at the Edmond Conference Center. Erin Wilcox was voted to be the class speaker. Dr. John deSteiguer served as the keynote speaker.

The class completed ten session program coordinated by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce to identify, educate and develop a select group of Edmond citizens for positions of community leadership. Class XXXVII was presented by Edmond Electric. The retreat sponsor was Sandler Custom Growth Solutions, and the session sponsors are Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates, P.C. (FSB), Mercy, and MIDCON.

This program’s principal goal is to build a resource of community leadership on a planned, continuing basis with four specific objectives.

  1. Identify potential community leaders.
  2. Grow their knowledge of Edmond and the critical issues it has.
  3. Build relationships between current and future leaders, and help them communicate better.
  4. Provide a path to leadership roles in our community in an informed and responsible manner.

This program is designed to show participants the inner workings of the city in hopes that it empowers them to be strong community leaders in the years to come.

Here is the list of Class XXXVII Graduates:

  • Elisabeth Acosta, Quail Creek Bank
  • Trey Ayers, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
  • Bill Begley, City of Edmond
  • Josh Brock; Joshua G. Brock, DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • Jesse Brown, Simmons Bank
  • Crissie Carter, Oklahoma ER & Hospital
  • Bibin Cherian, BeSpoke Vision
  • Chris Codding, Regent Bank
  • Jolene Curry, Flintco
  • Amanda Dunning, Valor Bank
  • Baylee Durrill, Hale & Company CPA
  • Judy Farrar, Oklahoma ER and Hospital
  • Wes Hall, YMCA
  • Bonnie Hardwick, FSB Architects + Engineers
  • Jessica Heiderstadt, Great Plains Bank
  • Toni Karnes, INTRUST Bank, N.A.
  • Kristen King, Edmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Amy LaRue, Hope is Alive Ministries
  • Karla Lindsey, MidFirst Bank
  • Jay Mack, Oklahoma Christian Academy
  • Stacie Maple, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
  • Matt McCalla, Bank of Oklahoma
  • Zac McGrath, Manhattan Construction Company
  • Jennifer Williams Molock, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Jason Perez, Deer Creek Public Schools
  • Aubrie Ross, Oklahoma Christian University
  • Meredith Schneberger, Devon Energy
  • Brooke Scott, Oklahoma Christian Academy
  • Zach Shirley, First Fidelity Bank
  • Cati Stanila, Edmond Mobile Meals
  • Preston Stinson, Oklahoma House of Representatives
  • Samantha Strealy, Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Jim Trent, BancFirst
  • Jadisyn Tudman, Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Kyle Varley, HOPE Center of Edmond
  • Jennifer Vickery, Ocean Dental
  • Erin Wilcox, Cox Communications, Inc.

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About Michela Owen

Michela Owen is an Oklahoma native and passionate wordsmith with a knack for creative problem-solving. After obtaining her associate's in business management from Baptist Bible College, she went on to receive her bachelor's of journalism with a focus in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma. During her time at OU, she was the news lead of OU Esports.

Michela is also a Marketing Strategist at Backslash Creative, where she helps businesses and nonprofits be strategic about how and where they spend their marketing efforts.