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Exploring Career Opportunities in Oklahoma's Automotive Industry

May 27, 2021

Panelists: 

  • Brian Vance, Operations Manager, Tulsa Jaguar/Land Rover
  • Christen Battaglia, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Wrenchway
  • Brent Campbell, Fixed Operations Manager, Buick GMC
  • Jonathan Fowler, President, Fowler Holding Co.
  • John Tostanoski, Central Market Area Technical Placement Specialist, Ford Motor Company

Exploring Career Opportunities in Oklahoma Healthcare

April 29, 2021

Panelists:

  • Jane Nelson, chief executive officer, Oklahoma Nurses Association
  • Patti Davis, president, Oklahoma Hospital Association
  • Joe Akin, vice president, human resources, Stillwater Medical Center
  • Lara Morris, health careers education state manager, Oklahoma CareerTech

How to Build a Career in the Construction Industry

March 25, 2021

Panelists:

  • Leslie Osborn, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner
  • Debra Wojtek, public relations and outreach officer, Construction Industries Board
  • Mark Lambert, owner, Lambert Construction Co.
  • Ron Morris, electrical section supervisor, Construction Industries Board
  • Gary Kirk, mechanical supervisor, Construction Industries Board

Trends and Employment Opportunities in Oklahoma Aerospace

Feb. 4, 2021

Panelists: 

  • Wade Wolfe, vice director, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex
  •  Ryan Goertzen, vice president, Workforce Development, AAR Corp.
  •  Eddie Compton, aerospace/defense industry liaison, Oklahoma CareerTech
  •  Grayson Ardies, state director of aeronautics, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Trends and Employment Opportunities in Oklahoma Agriculture

Dec. 15, 2020

Panelists:

  • John Patrick Lopez, president of Lopez Foods, Inc.
  • Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma secretary of agriculture
  • Cynda Clary, associate dean for academic program, Ferguson College of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University
  • Nikki Snider, director of marketing and communications, Oklahoma Pork Council
  • Scott Nemecek, program manager, agricultural education, Oklahoma CareerTech

Oct. 21, 2020

 Panelists:

  • Molly Peters, director of workforce planning and development, Oklahoma Gas and Electric
  • Andrea Simmons, administrator of human resources, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
  • Stacy Howeth, director of member services, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
  • Derec Janaway, director of safety and loss control, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
  • Christopher Williams, talent acquisition sourcing specialist, American Electric Power 
  • Heath Herje, senior development director, South Central Region, Enel Green Power North America
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