Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 13

Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 13
Published: February 12, 2014
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OKLAHOMA BRIEFS

Dean McGee receives $100K grant

The Dean McGee Eye Institute will upgrade and enhance its basic research capabilities, thanks to a $100,000 gift from The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. The donation from the Ardmore-based Noble Foundation donation will help support the $3.6 million renovation and expansion of a 7,750-square-foot facility that is double the size of the prior facility. It also will let the institute and the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology more effectively conduct biomedical vision research funded by the National Institutes of Health, Research to Prevent Blindness and other agencies.

OGE unveils treasurer, dividend

OGE Energy Corp. on Wednesday said Chuck Walworth has been appointed treasurer for the company and subsidiary Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. Walworth has worked in corporate finance for OGE since 2005. He was named assistant treasurer in 2012. “In his years with OGE, Chuck has shown leadership and a proven ability to manage our treasury function,” CEO Pete Delaney said. OGE also announced it will pay a second-quarter dividend of 22.5 cents a share on April 30. That amount is unchanged from the previous quarter.

State gets OK to intervene in suit