Leadership Oklahoma City announces the members of LOYAL Class VIII. LOYAL (Linking Oklahoma City's Young Adult Leaders) is a program targeting young people ages 23 to 35 who are beginning their civic careers.
Class sessions focus on community-building skills such as board management, fundraising, special event management and group dynamics. Sixty class members were selected from more than 150 applicants.
LOYAL Class VIII members
Amy Anderson, American Legislative Exchange Council, Civil Justice Task Force director and OK Membership contact.
Wes Anderson, Bank of Oklahoma, assistant vice president.
Matt Bjork, Bodine Elementary School, Teach for America, special-education teacher, children with emotional disorders.
Kristy Blosch, Allied Arts, manager of marketing, public relations and events.
Rachel Bradley, Department of Wildlife Conservation, information and education specialist.
Peter Breninger, Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates, intern architect.
Cameron Brewer, city of Oklahoma City, management and budget analyst.
Stephanie Buettner, University of Oklahoma, associate director, prospective student services.
Matt Cagigal, Chesapeake Energy Corp, senior supervisor — land administration.
Mallory Cantrell, Youth Services for Oklahoma County, SKIL outreach advocate.
Allison Chandler, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, assistant general counsel.
Jennifer Christian, Durbin, Larimore & Bialick, P.C., associate attorney.
Brooke Coe, Chesapeake Energy Corp, community relations specialist.
Krista Collier, Parker + Lynch, executive recruiter.
Porter Cunningham, Swanda Brothers Inc., project analyst.
Chad Dayton, MidFirst Bank, assistant vice president, commercial lender.
Jill DeLozier, Downtown OKC Inc., marketing director.
Lauren Dennison, OKC Beautiful, events manager.
Alicia Dobey, Department of the Interior — Bureau of Indian Education, program assistant.
Kelley Dowd, Cytovance Biologics, downstream manufacturing specialist.
Jed Ferguson, Bank of Oklahoma, assistant vice president of corporate banking.
Paige Frenzel, Westminster Day School, second-grade teacher.
Angie Gaines, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, director of marketing and communications.
Natasha Goli, CVS/Pharmacy, pharmacist.
Amanda Harding, community volunteer/Redbud Baby Planners, owner, Redbud Baby Planners.
Brent Hart, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, corporate trainer.
Courtney Hyder, Sunbeam Family Services, marketing and development coordinator.
Paul Ingram, Chesapeake Energy Corp, senior corporate attorney.
Mark Jassey, 180 Medical, Inc., team manager.
Mike Jones, Scissortail Creative LLC, owner and creative director.
Brian Kouhdari, Cole & Reed, P.C., Senior, Assurance Services.
Abby Kurin, Creative Oklahoma Inc., director of public relations and marketing.
Kalyn Lampert, Devon Energy, talent management professional.
Matt Latham, Elaion Land Company LLC/Red Dirt Strategies LLC, land manager.
Blake Lawrence, Hall Estill, attorney.
Matt Maynard, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, instructor, Advanced Manufacturing/Instrumentation & Control.
Matt McGee, Devon Energy Corporation, assistant construction foreman.
John McLaughlin, Jones Public Relations, account executive.
Lany Milner, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, director of Continuing Medical Education and foundation administrator.
Madeline Mitchell, office of Gov. Mary Fallin, deputy director of appointments to boards and commissions.
Cyndi Munson, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, community programs manager.
Phi Nguyen, Cole & Reed, P.C., Assurance Services advanced staff.
Chad Niemann, Cox Communications, marketing manager.
Terra Parten, McAfee & Taft Professional Corporation, attorney.
Cassi Poor, The Alliance for Economic Development of OKC Inc., project manager.
Matthew Price, United Petroleum Transports, vice president, Marketing and Corporate Culture.
Kristiana Pryor, Oklahoma City Thunder, manager, Marketing Assets.
Katie Rathkey, Jim Thorpe Association & OK Sports Hall of Fame, director of communications.
Belinda Richardson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Treasury Solutions Analyst.
Erik Salazar, Federal Aviation Administration, budget analyst.
Ilana Sharpe, Robertson & Williams, attorney.
Amber Shelton, Yukon Public Schools, Ranchwood Elementary School, physical education teacher.
Austin Slaymaker, State of Oklahoma, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, budget analyst.
Tania Smith, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, financial adviser.
Derek Sparks, Greater OKC Chamber, manager of Government Relations.
Nicole Tobin, KSBI-TV, Family Broadcasting Group, producer.
Katelyn Turnbull, Third Degree Advertising, account executive.
Amanda Ward-Neikirk, Ward Construction and Ward Investments, vice president of operations and owner.
Miranda Wilson, YMCA of Greater OKC, associate director of communications.
Jordan Young, InvesTrust, N.A., trust administrator.
Beth Shortt is executive director of Leadership Oklahoma City.