Monday, December 23, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin announced the following appointments to various boards and commissions.
Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission
Bruce Mabry, of Okmulgee, is the president and chief executive officer of Citizens Security Bank in Okmulgee. He was first appointed to the commission in 2002. Mabry’s reappointment will require him to serve an eight year term beginning in July 2014, representing District 2. He received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. Senate confirmation is required for his appointment.
Oklahoma Conservation Commission
Dean Graumann, of Granite, is the owner/operator of Graumann Farms. He currently serves as the president of the Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition and the vice president of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. He is also on the Western Oklahoma State College Board of Regents. Graumann received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa. He will serve the remainder of an unexpired term that ends June 30, 2014. Graumann replaces Donny Lowrance, who resigned. Senate confirmation is required for his appointment. The governor has also nominated Graumann for a new five-year term beginning in July 2014 and ending in June 2019.
Redlands Community College Board of Trustees
James Kitch, of Yukon, is the owner of Oklahoma Tag of Yukon, a tag agency. He is being reappointed to the board for a seven year term beginning in April 2014. Kitch previously served as the mayor of the City of Yukon in the 1980s. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Senate confirmation is required for his appointment.
State Board of Career and Technology Education
Randy Gilbert, of Tecumseh, is operations manager and vice-president of Gilbert and Sons Trucking Co. in Tecumseh. He previously worked as an agriculture teacher at Lawton High School, where he received the Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teacher Association Outstanding Cooperation Award in 2010. Gilbert currently serves as vice chairman of the Tecumseh Growth and Development board, a member of the board of directors of the Oklahoma Youth Expo and a lifetime member of the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. He received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. Gilbert has been reappointed to a six-year term beginning in April 2014. Gilbert will serve as a member of business or industry and represents the 5th Congressional District. Senate confirmation is required for his appointment.
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Renae Sexton, of Apache, is a nurse and has worked nearly 44 years for Faith Hospice of Oklahoma. She is a lifetime associate member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Junior League of Lawton and the Republican Women’s Association. Sexton was selected from a list of names provided by the Oklahoma Nurses Association and will serve a five-year term that will begin immediately and end in May 2018. She replaces Jean Winter, of Weatherford. Senate confirmation is not required for her appointment.