Management & Ethics Conference 

Conference Speakers

 

 

Stephanie Bailey

Stephanie Bailey is a Director in Development and Exempt Organizations at the KPMG (Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler) practice and assists KPMG’s tax-exempt clients and their for-profit affiliates in managing risks, capitalizing on opportunities, and maximizing the benefits associated with their tax exempt status. She serves on the University of Oklahoma's Steed School of Accounting Board of Advisors, the ReMerge Finance Committee, and the Educational Foundation Board of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs. Ms. Bailey has an accounting degree from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

 

Sean Cummings

Sean Cummings is an actor and stand-up comedian turned restaurant owner. As a father of five, he is usually known as Cathy’s husband. He has opened over 15 restaurants. From Pizza to exotic Seafood he has had a great run.  Most well-known in Oklahoma for his iconic Irish Pub, but oddly enough a non-drinker!! From film exploits to restaurant tragedy he will fill your hour with honest practical advice and ideas.

 

Sgt. Alan Davidofsky

Sgt. Alan Davidofsky has a law degree from Oklahoma City University, and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Cameron University. He has 894 training hours through the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. He attended the San Bernardino County Sheriff Basic Law Enforcement Academy, where he graduated #1 in academics and #4 overall (out of 55), and received an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate. Sgt. Davidofsky has completed over 1,200 training hours through CLEET, including Police Chief Administrative & Command Staff Training, the FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute, and the FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute. He has extensive law enforcement experience with the Warr Acres and San Bernardino Police Departments, and has taught in numerous Criminal Justice programs. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Drew Dugan

Drew Dugan is the Vice President of Education and Workforce Development for the Oklahoma City Chamber’s Greater Grads Program. He leads the Chamber in strategies to implement education reform and improve the Pre-K – 20 education systems, including MAPS for Kids. Mr. Dugan previously worked for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. He also spent seven years in Washington, DC, working for U.S. Senator David Boren, the Democratic National Committee, and as an independent political consultant. He earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 1999 and graduated in 1991 from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Political Science. Mr. Dugan serves as a board member for the OKC Public Schools Foundation, Leadership OKC, and the Board of Visitors for the Univ. of Oklahoma School of Arts and Sciences. 

 

Deborah Davis

Deborah Davis serves as CEO, Executive Coach, Strengths Strategies Facilitator, and LOD Provider at Quest Executive Services. She has seasoned expertise in business finance, administration, and organizational development with skills in analytics, executive coaching, and training. While working in the corporate environment for almost 20 years, she saw and heard from highly productive and talented professionals who were appropriately challenged, but too frequently not given adequate support and resources. With a passion to address these issues, she began working with entrepreneurs and middle managers—a work which she has found incredible rewarding. As a coach, Ms. Davis shares her positive perspective and challenges clients to look for opportunities to develop existing strengths. She received a Master's degree and Executive Coaching Certification from the University of Texas at Dallas.

 

 

Stan Florence *

Stan Florence has served with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation since 2003 and teaches on the faculty of the Master of Public Administration program at Randall. He previously worked with the Grady County Sheriff’s office (1985–2003). He is also the former director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (2010–2018). In addition, Professor Florence is an ordained minister in the Church of Christ. He earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from East Central University (2004) and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mid-America Christian University (2001).

 

 

Bob Hammack

Bob Hammack is President and Creative Director of New West Group, founded in 1977. He is also the chairman of the Oklahoma City Zoo Trust, president of the Oklahoma Zoological Society, president of the local Alliance for Women in Media chapter, and a member of the Oklahoma City Public School Board. He created a PSA radio campaign for OKCPS drawing attention to the impact of current immigration laws on public school children. This program is currently airing in over twenty markets nationwide. Mr. Hammack has received numerous awards including the Rotary International and OK District Rotary Governors’ awards for international humanitarian missions, the downtown Rotary Club 29 “Rotarian of the Year” for local public service efforts, the American Advertising Federation's Lifetime Achievement award, and the “Gabriel Award” (the highest honor bestowed by the Vatican for public service). Commercial dealt with abortion, and aired in four languages world-wide. He also received special recognition from the Islamic Society of Oklahoma for a radio campaign to end discrimination against Muslims in Oklahoma. 

 

 

Brian Jepsen

Brian Jepsen received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, and his Masters in Public Administration, both at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Jepsen is the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Office of Management Services (OMES), Information Services (IS) division. He currently focuses on organizational structure, career path development, talent recruitment and retention, and the modernization of the agency’s ERP system. He also serves as the IS point of contact for agency partner human resources staff and members of agency leadership. Prior to joining OMES, Mr. Jepsen served at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) where he was the Human Resources Programs Director. Additionally, he also serves on the board for the Oklahoma Chapter of International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), as a past president, and also serves with IPMA-HR at the regional level as treasurer. 

 

 

Christine Jolly 

Christine Jolly is the Director of Human Resources for the City of Moore. Previously, she served the State of Oklahoma as Human Resources Director for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Ms. Jolly graduated from Central Missouri State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She is also Interim President of the Board for the Oklahoma City Theatre Company, after serving as Managing Director, Secretary, and Vice-President. 

 

Paulette Jones, EdD 

Dr. Paulette Jones, Director of the Management & Ethics Conference, is the Master of Public Administration Program Director at Randall University. Dr. Jones received a Doctorate from Oklahoma State University, an MA from University of Central Oklahoma, and a BFA from the University of Oklahoma. She has experience in higher education, public administration, and radio & TV news. She is a published author with works including "The Development of an MPA Major Field Test," Journal of Public Administration Education, and "Five Fallacies of Online Teaching," Oklahoma Political Science Association Journal. Dr. Jones is a life-time member of the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Administration.

 

Matt Love

Matt Love is the Claims Director and Deputy General Counsel for OMAG. Mr. Love graduated from Saint Louis University in 2003 with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2006. He was appointed City Attorney for Warr Acres in 2009 and City Prosecutor for The Village in 2014. Prior to joining OMAG, Mr. Love worked for The Love Law Firm and specialized in representing and advising Oklahoma cities and towns in areas of labor, employment, civil rights, land use, and municipal law.

 

  

Greg McAllister

Greg McAllister is a Missouri native who has pastored in that state, Oklahoma, and California. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (now Randall University) in 1978 and his Master of Divinity from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California. He has had a variety of law enforcement experience. Mr. McAllister volunteered as a police chaplain for the Fresno Police Department from 1994-1999. He served as Program/Intelligence Analyst for the Central Valley HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Enforcement Area) from 2000-2003, and was recipient of the “Intelligence Analyst of the Year” award from the Office of National Drug Control Policy—Executive Office of the President for 2001. He was then personally hired by the chief of the Fresno Police Department (FPD) to reorganize the department’s chaplaincy and served as Senior Chaplain from 2003-2006. FPD then asked Mr. McAllister to serve as Community Coordinator for the new Graffiti Abatement Bureau, where he recruited and contracted inner-city churches to perform weekly graffiti abatement in their neighborhoods. He planted a church in an at-risk Fresno neighborhood (2010-2015) and then served as Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Fresno County (2015-2017) before relocating to Moore, OK to work at Randall University, where he currently serves as Bookstore Manager, Alumni Relations Officer, Master of Arts Program Director, and Online Instructor.

 

 

Kevin McCullough

Kevin McCullough has served in law enforcement for over 37 years. His experiences include Field Training Officer, Emergency Management, LEDT Instructor, EMT, Emergency Response Team member, Criminal Investigator, Motorcycle Instructor, Rescue Diver, Volunteer Firefighter and Police Chief. He has an extensive background as an advanced law enforcement instructor and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Professionals’ Certification. Mr. McCullough has a wide variety of interests, having served as a worship leader, pastor, motorcycle ministry director, football coach, musician, and on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He currently serves as a deacon and worship team member at Trinity Baptist Church, OKC. Mr. McCullough remains active in law enforcement serving as a Reserve Special Agent and Chief Chaplain for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials.  

 

 

Shirley Roddy, PhD 

Dr. Shirley Roddy as served for 30 years in the area of education. She worked as the liaison for the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority to the private and public colleges and universities of the State of Oklahoma for eight years, before leaving to establish the Adult Program at Mid-America Christian University. She developed the program into the College of Adult and Graduate Studies and served as Dean for 18 years, before taking the position of the University’s Dean of Academic Scholarship and Study Abroad. During her tenure as Dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, she developed the program from one undergraduate program to 16 undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Roddy earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies, an M.A. in Human Relations, and a Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education Administration, all from the University of Oklahoma.

 

 

Donna Rynda 

For over 25 years, Donna Rynda’s experience as a Training and Development Specialist has included a variety of management positions. Her professional experience has included being the Human Resources Manager and Training Director for two different retail clothing chains, Training Coordinator for a banking institution, Systems Development Manager for a computer technology corporation, Training Specialist for a grocery distribution company, and Field Training Consultant for a national foodservice brand. In the fall of 2004, after serving the foodservice industry as a coast-to-coast traveling trainer for several years, she was given the opportunity to develop her own business, Make It Matter!, as a contract trainer and consultant. Ms. Rynda has been a member of ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) since 1980 and of CHART (Characteristics For High Achievement Recognition And Talent) since 1999. She has served as director for both organizations. As a consultant, she has worked with various organizations nationwide and across the globe. For the past several years, her expertise in change management issues and her ability to develop interactive training programs have served her well as a consultant for Stellar Consulting Ltd. in the United Kingdom.

 

 

Jona Kay Squires

Jona Kay Squires brings more than 43 years of experience in operating an agricultural business. She is an Oklahoma native and has always been a “maverick” in her field, as she  one of the first female agricultural teachers in Oklahoma. After nine years teaching high school students, she then spent 8 years teaching at two career technical schools where she started a floral and horticultural business with the first student-led farmers market in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Squires currently works as a business coordinator with more than 100 clients yearly, assisting them with their agricultural businesses in South Central Oklahoma. From 1996–2006, she served as co-owner of the Squires Angus Ranch, and since 2006 she has served as co-owner of Hoots Agri-Market. She has received numerous awards including the National Agriculture Education Association (NAAE) New Teacher of the Year Award (2003), Norman Public Schools Teacher of the Year (2003), (OAETA) New Teacher of the Year 2003, OKACTE New Teacher of the Year Winner (2003), and OKACTE Distinguished Program Award (2015). Mrs. Squires as a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science (with a business option), as well as an Oklahoma FFA Honorary Degree (2000) and Honorary American FFA Degree (2015). She is married to Mark Squires and has three children—Maverick, Gatlin, and Jentry.

 

 

Jennifer Takagi 

Jennifer Takagi is an Executive Leadership and Communication Coach who teaches leaders how to play well at work so they can drive better performance from the people they lead, increase profitability, and create a purposeful workplace where people want to come and play—productively. After a stellar 30-year career in the housing industry, Ms. Takagi moved on to what she loves best, speaking and training. Since launching her business, Takagi Consulting, she has trained over 1,000 executives and rising leaders. She is committed to guiding people to a better understanding of themselves and others in hopes that they will work together more effectively. My passion guides my work and leads me to meeting new people where I watch them discover their own potential. Ms. Takagi is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

 

Jana Webb

Jana Webb is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Ada, Oklahoma and an adjunct instructor in the School of Counseling at East Central University in Ada.  She previously taught special education in the Edmond Public School district for 18 years. Mrs. Webb received her Masters degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and has served as a school counselor at the high school and middle school levels. She conducts Ethics for Counselors sessions at the annual Oklahoma Technology Association conference and currently serves on the Executive Boards for Ada Homeless Services and Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition.

 

 

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