Gov. Fallin names appointments for several Oklahoma boards, commissions

Five Oklahomans were appointed or reappointed to state boards and commissions.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm •  Published: December 24, 2013
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Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday announced appointments and reappointments to several boards and commissions.

Bruce Mabrey, of Okmulgee, was reappointed to the state Wildlife Conservation Commission. Mabrey is president and chief executive officer of Citizens Security Bank in Okmulgee. He was first appointed to the commission in 2002. Mabrey's reappointment will require him to serve an eight-year term beginning in July, representing District 2. He received a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. Senate confirmation is required for his appointment.

Dean Graumann, of Granite, was appointed to the state Conservation Commission. Graumann is the owner of Graumann Farms. He serves as president of the Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition and vice president of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. Graumann received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tulsa. He will serve the remainder of an unexpired term that ends June 30. Graumann replaces Dan 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 and ending in June 2019.

James Kitch, of Yukon, was reappointed to the Redlands Community College Board of Trustees. Kitch 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. 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.

Randy Gilbert, of Tecumseh, was reappointed to the state Board of Career and Technology Education. Gilbert 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. Gilbert serves as vice chairman of the Tecumseh Growth and Development board. He received a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University. Gilbert has been reappointed to a six-year term beginning in April. Gilbert will serve as a member of business or industry and represents the 5th Congressional District. Senate confirmation is required for his appointment.

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