Note: CAIR-OK Director Adam Soltani was among the honorees. Read below for details in video clip and excerpt from article in The Journal Record.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Journal Record celebrated the 12th class of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs & Financial Stewardship Award winners with a virtual celebration on Monday afternoon.

The event was sponsored by Stability Cannabis, Cherokee Nation Businesses, ClearSight Lasik, NvYA Technology, Chickasaw Community Bank and Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

The 28 Most Admired CEO selections, as well as two financial stewardship award recipients, were honored in three categories – public company, private company and nonprofit.

Honorees are profiled in a commemorative magazine inserted into The Journal Record on June 29.

2021 CEO honorees:

  • Chris Bernard, Hunger Free Oklahoma – Overall winner, nonprofit category
  • Kyle Brownlee, Wymer Brownlee Wealth Strategies
  • Sean Cahill, True Sky Credit Union
  • Stan Chase, NvYA Technology LLC
  • Richard Cook, Claims Management Resources
  • Chuck Garrett, Cherokee Nation Businesses
  • Patrick Grace, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
  • DesJean Jones, OIC of Oklahoma County
  • Jo Lynne Jones, Oklahoma City Ballet
  • Jared Jordan, The Summit Club
  • Lindsay Jordan, Write On Fundraising
  • Kelly Kay, YMCA Oklahoma City
  • Karen Kiely, CAP Tulsa
  • Denver Kitch, Stability Cannabis
  • Scott Klososky, Future Point of View
  • Kristopher Koepsel, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis
  • David Le Norman, Reign Capital Holdings LLC
  • Jennifer Lickteig, TBS Factoring Service LLC
  • Nathan Mellor, Strata Leadership
  • Toni Moore, Hospitality House of Tulsa
  • Luke Rebenitsch, ClearSight Lasik
  • T.W. Shannon, Chickasaw Community Bank – Overall winner, private category
  • Adam Soltani, Council on American Islamic Relations
  • Mia Tahdooahnippah, Comanche Nation Entertainment
  • Chris Turner, The First State Bank
  • Rose Washington, Tulsa Economic Development Corp.
  • Brent Wilson, Galvanic Energy
  • Darton Zink, Zeeco Inc.

2021 CFO honorees:

  • Tralynna Scott, Cherokee Nation
    David Warde Jr., YMCA Oklahoma City