May 2018


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In This Issue

  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the May Meeting
  3. April Meeting Highlights
  4. Meeting Feedback
  5. Member Firm Highlight
  6. Spotlight on Our Past
  7. Board Reports
  8. Announcements
  9. Supporting our Members
  10. May Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  11. Etiquette Tip - Making a Great First Impression
  12. Tech Tips
  13. Board Members/Contact Information


President's Letter


Hello EWI of Tulsa,

Welcome to warmer weather and spring time in Oklahoma!  Our programs committee continues to knock it out of the park with April’s chapter meeting, hosted by U.S. Beef Corp. (Arby’s), held in a beautiful location at Summit Club with a room filled with red! It was enlightening to hear Bo’s message about Arby’s culture. Many thanks to Bo and the Arby’s family for hosting us and sharing their company story and values.

Recently, our membership voted on whether or not to support the Richmond Chapter as they present a Chapter Bylaw Amendment at LCAM regarding a chapter’s dissolution. Tulsa voted in favor of supporting Richmond and the bylaw proposal. Stay tuned for more information.

The Corporate Board and the LCAM committee are working to provide a world-class conference and annual meeting that will consist of a new AOL module, the return of the Corporate Reading Rally, and an unforgettable 80th EWI birthday celebration!  More details will be coming soon. Make plans now to attend in Raleigh, North Carolina! 


Next month’s meeting will be our EWISP/ASIST Scholarship Banquet at Tulsa Tech.  Since we will have many guests with us, there will not be a color theme for the evening but that will be coming back in June.  I'm looking forward to meeting all our scholarship winners. 

As always, with the help of our board, advisors and membership, we will continue to build our legacy through strong lasting firm memberships and in helping our Reps be the very best versions of themselves – I encourage each of you to be present in everything you do, every day.

Remember our thought for the day from the chapter meeting – "Be Considerate".  It’s not only a good career move, but it’s also good for your health.  When you show consideration for others, the brain’s reward center is triggered, which elevates the feel-good chemicals dopamine, oxytocin, and endogenous opioids.  This gives you a great feeling, which is similar to what’s known as “runner’s high”, and all that oxytocin is good for your heart….so Be Considerate!

Building our legacy together,



May Chapter Meeting Notification


Monthly Meeting | EWISP/ASIST Scholarship Program

Thursday, May 10, 2018 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  Tulsa Tech, Broken Arrow Location

400 West Florence Street, Broken Arrow, OK  74011

Jeff Jaynes, Executive Director of Restore Hope Ministries

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, May 4, by clicking the button below. If you are unable attend, please let us know why.

Please bring checks payable to EWI of Tulsa to the meeting or mail to:

    Crystal Black
    One Digital
    201 South Denver, Suite 400
    Tulsa, OK 74103




April | US Beef (Arby's) Firm Night
Chapter Meeting Highlights



US Beef Corp (Arby's) Firm Night guests supporting Sam Johnson and Lisa Stansill along with Executive John Davis.




Top Left: John Davis, Executive, US Beef Corp (Arby's)

Top Right: Bo Davis, US Beef Corp (Arby's)

Bottom Left: 
Teri Edmondson and Rita Young,
The William K. Warren Foundation

Bottom Right: Susan Lemon, Rib Crib BBQ, Dana Nichols, Cimarex Engergy Co., and Heather Stephen, Arvest Bank 




Top Left Photo:  Jamie Harris, Helmerich & Payne, Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corporate, and Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors

Top RIght Photo: Gloria McQuade, Burnett, Inc., Shantel Austin, Burnett, Inc., and Gayle Dicus, Napa Flatbread

Bottom Left Photo: Tonya Solomon, Individual Member, Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank, and Chris Swart, Coldwell Banker Select

Right Photo:
Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank, and Samantha Johnson, US Beef Corp. (Arby's)



Top Left:  Pat Desormeau nd Glenda Stoner, Sustaining Members

Top RIght:
Kelly Hathcoat, LUXA Enterprises, and Lynne Moore, Moore Funeral Homes

Bottom Left Photo: (top row) Lori Heerlyn and Kim Bowman, TD Williamson,
(bottom row) Heather Stephens, Arvest Bank; Colleen Farris, Moody's Jewelry; Eva Blair, Magoon & Associates; and Vernice Bersche, Merrill Lynch

Bottom Right Photo:
Our beautiful sunset over downtown and the Arkansas River from the Summit Club... thank you, US Beef Corp (Arby's)






  • Very interesting, informative, engaging.
  • Very knowledgeable and interesting.
  • Engaging, informative, and personalized.
  • I absolutely loved the message and the connection to family the company has.
  • So great to hear the U. S. Beef Corp story and culture. I enjoyed the speaker very much.  Kudos to you, Bo!
  • Great meeting!! Thank you US Beef!!
  • It would be great for him to give this talk to the execs.
  • Excellent presentation. Bo was great!
  • Great speaker! Enjoyed the meeting!


  • Best ever!!
  • The dinner was the best ever!!
  • Delicious.
  • Wonderful food and great service.
  • That beef was tops!!! and the service was nice too :)


  • Beautiful room, excellent service, and good parking.
  • Parking was easy, the view was awesome, the food was so yummy...color the attendees happy!!!
  • Convenient and great parking.
  • The view, the view, the view!!!



Firm Highlight



The story of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. began in 1920, when Walter H. Helmerich, II assembled three cable-tool rigs and drilled a discovery well in South Bend, Texas. W. H. Helmerich, III joined the family firm as Vice President in 1950 and became President and CEO in 1960. In 1989, the Board of Directors elected W. H. Helmerich, III Chairman of the Board and elected Hans Helmerich President and CEO, passing the mantle of leadership to the third generation. After serving as the Company’s CEO for 25 years, Hans Helmerich retired effective upon the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on March 5, 2014, ending a 94-year era in which a Helmerich headed the company. Hans transferred his chief executive officer responsibilities to John W. Lindsay, a University of Tulsa graduate, who was the company’s President and COO, and the first person outside the family to run the company. Mr. Helmerich remains Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Today, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP/NYSE) is a contract drilling company with a fleet of 349 U.S. land rigs, 9 offshore platform rigs, and 38 international land rigs.

Representatives: Jamie Harris, Roberta Montgomery (Past President), Trish Richey



Spotlight on Our Past


1994 Chapter President
Jeannie Murphy
Tucker Chemical Company, Inc.


Corporate Theme:
“Rainbow of Opportunities”


In 1994, Jeannie’s major challenge was to forge new territory for EWI.  Just prior to assuming office, Jeannie resigned her 20-year career as a secretary at Occidental to join a small company as an outside sales representative.  With the demands of a new career, she had only a fraction of the time to devote to EWI, but it still was an awesome year.

The highlight was an outstanding regional meeting in the Spring, chaired by Debbie Brewer.  The meeting had lots of great speakers, starting with a welcome from Mayor Susan Savage.

Other highlights from the year included:

  • Senator Don Nickles was guest speaker at the EWISP meeting and Korena Bolding of Charles Page High School was selected as First Place Scholarship winner;
  • the Scholastic Classic Golf Tournament was held August 29, chaired by Lou (Satterfield) Winsworth;
  • Mr. Bill Thompson of Liberty Bank & Trust Company of Tulsa (now JP Morgan Chase & Co.) was Executive of the Year;
  • the Annual Meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawaii; and 
  • the establishment of a new program – a book drive and reading program at Tulsa Public Schools – which continued for a few years for Tulsa Chapter. 

Personal note from Jeannie:
“It was a great year and one that I shall never forget.  I discovered leadership skills which I did not know I possessed.

After my year as President was over, I stayed on with that company for eight years.  In August 2002, I formed Murphy Sanitary Supply.  We had an outstanding first year with over $1 million in sales and have shown tremendous growth ever since. 

My personal development and success was fostered and nurtured by all my EWI sisters and executives.  The group of professionals in this organization has no idea of the power and support you possess in developing leadership. 

Thank you, EWI, for the memories and experiences which I will have forever.”


1994 EWI of Tulsa Board of Directors 



South Central Regional Conference held at Adam's Mark Hotel in Tulsa



1994 Scholastic Classic Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook



EWI Annual Meeting in Honolulu



April Board Reports


Membership Report

We currently have 43 member firms and 1 Individual member.

B/C/D/P Report
Looking forward to the Banquet!


 30- First Representatives

   5- Additional Representatives
   1 - Individual Member

   6 - Sustaining Members

   8 - Guests
   0 - Honorary Members
   0 - Transitional

   3 - Executives / Executives 
        who are Representatives

 53 - Total





New Sergeant of Arms Email

We have set up a generic email for our RSVPs. Please use for all correspondence regarding meeting attendance. Thank you!



May EWI Birthdays

May 3 - Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corp.
May 12 - Felicia Senter, Tulsa Tech
May 15 - Rebecca Parks, Mrs. Dehaven's Flower Shop
May 24 - Ronda Adkisson, Transitional Member

May 2 - Terry Spencer, ONEOK, Inc.
May 12 - Michael Rodriguez, Merrill Lynch
May 30 - Thomas Cooper, The William K.Warren Foundation

May EWI Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
May 1975 - T. D. Williamson, Inc.
May 1988 - Tulsa Tech
May 2001 - Tulsa City-County Library
May 2008 - Tropical Plant Design, Inc.




Etiquette Tip:

Making a Great First Impression


Many of us have heard that research says we have less than a second to make a great first impression.  That may sound daunting, but there are a few things we can do to help make a difference in how we are initially perceived.

  • First, we need to look as neat and professional as possible.  If it's an important business meeting, take some extra time to ensure your clothes, hair, makeup, nails, etc. are clean and neat.
  • Choose the appropriate clothes for the occasion.  If in doubt, be conservative.
  • Avoid wearing over-powering or too much perfume.  Remember that it's important to smell nice, but also be mindful that some people are put off by and/or allergic to strong fragrances.
  • Be punctual.  Plan to arrive at least five minutes before a meeting is to start.  Plan extra time for contingencies like heavy traffic if you need to travel any distance to the meeting - and sometimes even itt is close.
  • Make sure that you have all the needed papers for the meeting and that they are well organized.  Have a pen and a pad with you to take any notes.
  • Remember the name of the person(s) with whom you are meeting.  If it's a first meeting with an important new client, do some research to find some basic background information about him/her.
  • Be a good listener by being attentive to what is being said.  People readily recognize when our minds are elsewhere during a meeting.
  • Use a genuine smile and make good eye contact with the person with whom you are meeting.  A smile goes a long way in making a great first impression.

A final helpful tip is to practice, practice, practice!  Use your time of fellowship with your EWI sisters to make a great first impression, especially with any first-time guest(s) at our meeting.



Tech Tips!


Have you ever wondered when your iPhone rings, why you sometimes see a slider bar and other times you see an "Accept" and "Decline" option?  If your iPhone is unlocked while receiving a call, you'll see accept and decline buttons on your screen; if it's locked, you'll get the slider.

Mystery solved!


2017-2018 Officers & Directors

Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank
918-582-9151, x242

Vice President/President-Elect
Lisa Stansill, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's)

Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell Bonds pllc

Crystal Black, One Digital

Shantel Austin, Burnett, Inc.


Tinesa Siebert, Montereau

Membership (Recruitment)
Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors 

Membership (Retention)
Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. 

Samantha Johnson, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's)

Pam Taylor, Dewberry


Tonya Solomon, Individual Member

Jody Davis,
Accent Moving & Storage, Inc.
Agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC

Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.


Our Vision

To be a professional organization that creates value for its member firms and their representatives through career development, business connectivity, and involvement in local communities.  


Our Mission

EWI brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of:

  • Promoting member firms;
  • Enhancing personal and profession development, and,
  • Encouraging community involvement.