InvesTrust has hired Mark Williams, formerly the senior portfolio manager at Bank of Oklahoma, as chief investment officer. InvesTrust, a national bank trust with a focus on personal and corporate trust and investment management, is part of ASC Holding, the asset and trust management subsidiary of American Fidelity Corp. Williams has worked in the financial services industry for more than two decades. At Bank of Oklahoma, Williams oversaw more than 1,200 accounts with $2 billion in assets. He also served as the lead portfolio manager for Central Trust and Investment Co. of Columbia, Mo., where he oversaw a team that invested $900 million in client assets. As director of research for Invista Capital Management, Williams created and implemented a pooled research platform for major money management firms.
The First State Bank names Robert Fightmaster president of mortgage lending in its Oklahoma City main office. Fightmaster joined the bank in February of 2011 and opened its correspondent mortgage division. He has since grown the division to a department of eight employees managing an annual volume of $40 million.
Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville names Joni Autrey an associate. Autrey's practice areas include business law, asset protection, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, estate planning and tax controversies.
The Council of Public Relations Firms elects Saxum CEO Renzi Stone to its 2013 board of directors. Saxum is an Oklahoma-based integrated marketing communications agency with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
OU Physicians named Dr. Travis Blalock director of dermatologic surgery, cutaneous oncology and Mohs micrographic surgery. He has also been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Blalock is a board-certified dermatologist trained in Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic dermatology, hair transplantation, photomedicine and laser dermatology. He also provides treatment of varicose and spider veins using techniques in phlebology and sclerotherapy. He earned his medical degree at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Ga.
Also, Dr. Suhair Maqusi, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has established her practice with OU Physicians. Maqusi is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in hand surgery. She earned her medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock.
Hornbeek Vitali & Braun PLLC names Lane M. Claussen an associate with the law firm. He will practice in the firm's litigation department.
Magnir, a Tulsa-based provider of information management services, has hired Lisa Chinn as a consultant with expertise in financial management, auditing and operations. She most recently was a service manager for Tulsa Teachers Credit Union.
Jones Public Relations promotes Kylie Ethridge to assistant account executive and names Keisha Schultz account coordinator. Ethridge provides strategic planning and campaign implementation for entertainment and retail clients in the Southwest U.S. Schultz previously worked in Washington, D.C., for Shirley & Banister Public Affairs and the Council for National Policy.
AWARDS & HONORS
Dr. Niraj Prasad, a cardiologist at St. Anthony Hospital, has been the recipient of the 2012 St. Luke Award. This award is given annually by St. Anthony Hospital Administrative Council to the physician who most exemplifies the life of St. Luke, The Patron Saint of Physicians and Surgeons. Specifically, Prasad was recognized for his commitment to the mission and values of St. Anthony Hospital. He began his career at St. Anthony Hospital in August 1999.