Cushing Chamber of Commerce
2017 Program of Work
CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS: To govern and set policy for the Chamber, make decisions, representing the membership and provide direction, support, and necessary resources to carry out the Chamber’s Program of Work.
Membership: Elected by the Membership and by appointment.
Meeting Date: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday of each month, with the exception of January, Chamber Conference Room.
President…Dana Jones - Mullins Salavage
President Elect…Kerri Marks - Amedisys
VP, Finance…Dustin Pfahler - Wal-Mart
VP, Program of Work…Brent Rush - Enbridge
Jerod Helling - RCB Bank
Jody Cundiff – NGL Crude
Sarah Leka - Geeding Construction
Mike Munday - CCA
Larry Brewer – Matrix
Giakob Beasley - Beasley Technology
Heather Brennan - Central Technology
Koln Knight (ex-officio) – Cushing Public Schools
Steve Spears (ex-officio) – City of Cushing
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: To act for the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board, oversee the Chamber’s Program of Work implementation and to employ and provide direction to the Executive Director of the Chamber.
Membership: Officers of the Board and the Executive Director
Meeting: On an as needed basis.
President: Dana Jones
Members: Kerri Marks
FINANCE COMMITTEE: To ensure that the Chamber of Commerce remains fiscally sound and that all monies are handled in a prudent manner.
Membership: By appointment
Meeting: On an as need basis
Chair: Vice President of Finance: Dustin Pfahler
Members: President: Dana Jones
President-Elect: Kerri Marks
Executive Director: Tracy Caulfield
Amber Sumpter, or representative of CBEW
Ambassador’s Committee: To recruit new members, retain existing members and serve and serve as the official goodwill diplomats for the Cushing Chamber of Commerce.
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 3:00 p.m., Chamber Conference Room – In Transition for 2015
Chair: Tonya Rhoten
Business Council: To support and enhance the Cushing business community in the areas of business development, education, communication and networking opportunities through specific programs and activities directed to the needs of business.
Meeting Date: 7:30 a.m., 2nd Wednesday of each month, Cushing Chamber office – In transition for 2015
Members: Jonathan Tinnie
Education & Workforce Development: To support all local education systems, organizations and agencies, and to provide an open format that allows for educational issues and topics to be presented.
Meeting Date: 4:00 p.m., 1st Tuesday of each month, Various school sites during the course of the school year.
Members: Koln Knight
Lee Roy Kalka
Tomorrow’s Leaders Committee
Terry Brannon, Chair
Women in Business
Amanda Cove Jean Rossiter Makeia Williams
Amy McCrackin Jerrica Kahle Meredith Kamenshine
Amy Morrison Jilliam Blakemore Misty Clift
Anita Marler Judy Goddard Molly Payne
Barbara Rollen Judy Sheridan Myra Reid
Beth Dutton Kathy Jones Neta Blake
Betsy Hibbard Katie Williamson Oretta Holderread
Betty Rush Kerri Marks Peggy Swineheart
Brenda Butcher Kerri Wharry Penny Jenkins
Brenda Magdeburg Kim James Phyllis Beasley
Carrie Gilbert Kim Ward Priscilla Smith
Cheryl Grant LaDawn Connor Rev. Sonya Tobey
CheyAnne Lang Lana Charlton Rita Dudley
Debbie Lock LaVonda Youngman Robin Dunaway
Debbie McNickle Lee Denney Sandy McCauley
Deborah Moody Linda Gayhart Shanni Phillippe
Debbie Sellers Linda Lee Sharon Hudgins
Denice Hough Linda Rogers Shauna Jones
Donna Judd Lisa Hubbard Shelly Parkman
Dorinda Gouw Loleta Clark Sherrie Plunkett
Elizabeth Lau Lori Butler Sherry Hammonds
Emily Moore Lori Toland Stacey Hamilton
Etha Tinnie Lynda Cummings Sue Medlock
Gail Hill Mandy Lyons Susann Branstetter
Holly Tichenor Marian Gilkerson Suzette Barta
Jacque Vassar Marilyn Duff, Chair Tammy Webb
Tonya Rhoten Terri Blevins Terri Groves
Tisha Wilson Tommye Waltman Toni Vieyra
Trisha Nicholas Trisha Rieman Trudy McWhirt
Vicki Holderread Willeta Smith Tracy Caulfield
Gabrielle Farnes Audra Forguson
Existing Industries: Serve as a liaison between the community and industry.
Meeting Date: 7:30 a.m., Wednesday morning (on as needed basis). – In transition for 2015
Legislative Affairs: To promote legislation and responsible government which creates an environment for economic viability and enhances the quality of life for our city at all levels of government.
Support adequate funding for K-12 education, technology centers and higher education; Support no funded mandates; Support on-line sales tax collection; Support sales tax enforcement; Support adequate funding for infrastructure needs;. Support the Oklahoma State Chamber’s 10 Key Principles: taxation, workers compensation, lawsuit reform, health care, energy, water, economic development, education and workforce development, retail and transportation.
Chair: Kent Burris
Members: There are no members. Any chamber member and/or guest wanting to attend the Legislative Phone Call and Luncheon is invited.
BBQ ‘N Blues Festival: To honor and show appreciation to the Oil Storage and Distribution Industry located in and around Cushing.
Event Date: 2nd Saturday of June
Meeting Date: 4:00 p.m., 4th Thursday of each month (February through May), Chamber
Members: Representative(s) from each of the Oil Storage & Distribution Companies
Festival in the Park: An annual community festival that adds to the quality of life.
Event Date: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2nd Saturday in October, Cushing Memorial Park
Meeting Date: 6:00 p.m., 3rd Monday of each month (July through September).
Members: Bob Felts