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Board Members
Oklahoma Abstractors Board
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

 

 

Ralph Harrison 2

 

 

Ralph Harrison, District 1 
Vice Chair

Term Expires June 30, 2016  

Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Woods, and Woodward Counties

Ralph is an owner of Solomon Abstract Company in Kingfisher. He has been in the abstracting business for 12 years, and is an active member of the Oklahoma Land Title Association. Ralph is also a senior attorney in the firm of Harrison & Mecklenburg, Inc., and has practiced law in Kingfisher for over 35 years. His practice focuses on real estate and land title issues. Ralph is a past president of the Kingfisher County Development Foundation, Kingfisher County Bar Association, and Kingfisher Rotary Club. Ralph and his wife, Denise, attend the First United Methodist Church in Kingfisher. They have two children, Jared, who practices law with Ralph and who is also a licensed abstractor, and Kristin Montarella, who is a Professor of Pharmacy with Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Ralph also has four grandchildren, Dakota, Myles, Finley, and Makenna.

 

John Bailey

 

John Bailey, District 2
Term Expires June 30, 2017

Beckham, Caddo, Carter, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Jackson,
Jefferson, Kiowa, Love, McClain, Murray, Stephens, Tillman  and Washita Counties

John Bailey has been a lifelong resident of Altus, Oklahoma where he is the founder and owner of Bailey's Abstract and Title Company, LLC.  His plant is completely computerized from inception.  John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University in 1985.  In addition to running his Abstract and Title Company, John is also a commodity broker and accountant.  Currently, John serves as a Chairman of the Area City Planning and Zoning Commission, is a member of the Oklahoma State Alumni Leadership Council, serves as the local President of the Jackson/Harmon OSU Alumni Association and is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Altus.  He has a 24-year old son, Jeremy, who is working in the film industry and a 21-year old daughter, Shelby, who is a senior at Oklahoma State University.

 

   
Chaney Haynes

Chaney Haynes- District 3
Term Expires June 30, 2016

Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma Counties

Chaney is currently President of Old Republic Title Company of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and has been in the abstract and title business in Oklahoma since 1978.  He has served on the board of the Oklahoma Land Title Association and is a Past President of that Association.  Chaney was selected as the Bill Gill Title Person of the year in 2012.  He is also a member of the American Land Title Association.  Chaney lives in El Reno with his wife La Donna.

 

   

 

Mark Luttrull

Mark Luttrull, District 4
Term Expires June 30, 2017

Adair, Cherokee,Craig, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne Sequoyah, Washingon

Mark is President of Pioneer Abstract & Title Co. of Muskogee, Inc.  and is a fourth-generation abstractor, in his family.  He has been in the abstracting business most of his life.  He has served on the board of the Oklahoma Land Title Association and is a member of the American Land Title Association.  Mark attended Oklahoma State University and is a Rotary member and active in various booster clubs for Hilldale and Muskogee Public Schools.  He is married to Julie and has one child, Nick.

   

 

Charlie Nichols

 

 

 

Charles Nichols - District 5 
Secretary
Term Expires June 30, 2014

Creek, Lincoln, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties

Charles Nichols is the owner of The Abstract and Guaranty Company in Chandler, OK, a third generation title business with ties dating back to 1900.   He was born and raised in Chandler and began working at the family owned business at the early age of 16.  He is a past president of the Oklahoma Land Title Association and has served on the education committee for over 20 years, as well as many other committees.  Charles has also been active in the American Land Title Association,  serving on the membership committee and TiPac Board of Directors.   Charles has been married to his wife Beth for 25 years, has two children and has been active in his community by serving as President of the Lions Club, as well as being involved with the Chamber of Commerce and local community theater.

 

   
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 J. Herschel Beard, District 6
Chairman

Term Expires June 30, 2014

Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, Leflore, McIntosh,
Marshall, McCurtain, Okfuskee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha and Seminole

J. Herschel Beard is the owner of Marshall County Abstract Company, LLC, in Madill, a business started by his grandfather in 1920.  He is a third-generation abstractor.  Herschel is Past President of Oklahoma Land Title Association, selected as their Title Person of the Year in 2001, and served many years as a member of the Education Committee.  Currently, he is serving as the Finance Chair on the American Land Title Association’s Board of Governors, a member of the Abstractor/Agent Section, ALTA’s Education Committee and as the Oklahoma trustee for TIPAC.  Herschel is active in the United Methodist Church, Rotary Club, Madill Committee Day Care Center, and chair of the city planning and zoning commission.  He is married to Sue Jennings Beard and they have two grown sons, Wade, and J.T., both of whom are fourth-generation licensed abstractors.

 

   
 Bob Getchell

 

Robert J. Getchell, Attorney
Term Expires June 30, 2017
 

Robert J Getchell has practiced real estate law for almost three decades in Oklahoma and Arkansas. His broad-ranging experience includes residential, commercial and investment-related real estate transactions. Having spent almost 20 years as staff attorney and general counsel for abstract and title companies, Bob has extensive experience in every area of transactional real estate including title examination, title insurance underwriting, sales and refinance transactions, contracts, conveyance instruments, encroachment agreements and easements. Bob is also an experienced litigator having represented various individual, investment and corporate clients, including some of the country’s largest banks, in adversarial matters covering a wide range of real estate matters.

Bob received his J.D. from Oral Roberts University’s O.W. Coburn School of Law in 1985 and B.A. in History from Oral Roberts University in 1982.  His professional affiliations include the Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property and Bankruptcy Sections, the Arkansas Bar Association and the Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association

 

 

Corky Heard

 



 Earl "Corky" Heard, III
Real Estate Broker

Term Expires June 30, 2014

Earl D. “Corky” Heard is the Owner of Heard-Knight Auction & Real Estate in Clinton, Oklahoma.  Corky is the principal broker and auctioneer for the firm. He has been in the Real Estate business for over 25 years and an Auctioneer for approximately 10 years, conducting real estate and personal property auctions. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1987 and then established his home in Clinton. Corky is Past President of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Kiwanis Club and the United Fund. Corky is a long time member and current chairman of the Clinton planning and zoning commission. He is a member of the First Christian Church, where he has served as a Sunday School teacher, Youth Sponsor and elder. Corky has been married for 23 years to his wife Missy. They have two daughters; Jessica who is a sophomore at SWOSU and a member of the Lady Bulldogs Golf Team, and Harley who is a freshman at Clinton High School.

 

 

   
 Jerald Stringer*

 

Jerald Stringer
Bank Officer
 
Term Expires June 30, 2014
 

Jerald Stringer is a lifelong resident of Elk City, Oklahoma and has been employed with Bank of Western Oklahoma for 30 years, serving as President for the last 25 years.  He received his BS in accounting from SWOSU.  He has been married to JoAnn for 30 years and have two children, John, age 25 and Sarah, age 21.  

 

   
Glynda Reppond *


 Glynda Reppond 
Executive Director

Glynda Reppond has been an Oklahoma resident for the past 15 years, whose background is in law office administration and state government.  She and her husband, John, have two sons and one granddaughter.  

 

 

* Photos are "Copyright 2008, The Oklahoma Publishing Company"

 

Last Modified on 03/28/2014