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Oklahoma business briefs, July 8

Oklahoma business briefs, July 8
Oklahoman Published: July 7, 2014
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Arthritis group honors Devon CEO

The Arthritis Foundation will honor Devon Energy Corp. CEO John Richels at October’s 25th annual Tribute to Excellence Dinner. Richels will be recognized for his leadership and commitment to charitable and civic causes. “Mr. Richels has distinguished himself as a true leader of the business community in Oklahoma and in the energy industry at large,” said foundation board member Nick Samarripas, who is a vice president at First Fidelity Bank. “Under Mr. Richels’ leadership, Devon has become an ambassador for the industry and highly regarded for its philanthropy and citizenship, which reflects the company’s long-established core values and corporate culture.” The Arthritis Foundation also will honor 14-year-old Terlton resident Baylee Hicks at the Oct. 22 benefit at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. She was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when she was 2.

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