August 2021

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In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. August 12 Monthly Meeting
  3. July Meeting Highlights
  4. Meeting Feedback
  5. Announcements
  6. Calendar of Events
  7. August Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  8. EWI Professional Development Webinar
  9. Member's Corner
  10. In and Around Tulsa!
  11. Teach Me One Good Thing About...
  12. Board Members/Contact Information
Hello Tulsa Chapter!

Did you know August is National Back to School month?  Seems appropriate since many children will head back to school at the end of the month, but it is also a time to catch up on some outdoor activities… if you can take the heat, that is.  Speaking of heat, I just attended an outdoor wedding this past weekend, it had to have been the hottest day of the year.  Where’s that cool front when you need one?

July’s Chapter Meeting was the BC/DP Banquet and Business Meeting.  What a fun and enjoyable evening celebrating with our Scholarship winners and wrapping it up with the presentation of the proposed 2021-2022 Board.  A big “THANK YOU” to Sam Schultz and her committee, it was truly a lovely evening, and I look forward to the great things to come from our incoming Board Members.

TEXOMA = Texas and Oklahoma EWI Chapters (Dallas, Corpus Christi, Houston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and Tulsa) took place the last weekend in July.  We will get an update at our Chapter meeting on August 12th.

The August Chapter Meeting will focus on Professional Development, our speaker is Jody Davis with Accent Moving, Storage & Logistics.  Lori Heerlyn will conduct this meeting and it will take place at Ti Amo’s South; I can hardly wait!

It’s not too late to sign up for EWI's Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting (LCAM).  This is our annual professional development conference where members from all Chapters gather to connect, network, and grow professionally through keynote speakers, workshops, seminars, group discussions, and more, September 16 – 18 in Albuquerque, NM.

The September meeting is our Executive of the Year Event and will take place at the Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills.  Stay tuned, the committee is working hard on this one!  Please note that our October meeting (Installation of our New Board) has been pushed out a week and is being planned for October 21st, the third Thursday of the month.

Over the course of the year, Eva along with several other members have donated many popular door prizes at our monthly meetings and it is very much appreciated.  If you would like to contribute a door prize, please contact Lori Heerlyn at

Remember, at EWI of Tulsa, we are professional women coming together to help our companies, our careers and our communities thrive.

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August Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting
WHEN:  Thursday, August 12, 2021, meeting starts at 6:00 pm

WHERE:  Tiamo's South
                 6024 South Sheridan Road
                 Tulsa, OK

SPEAKER:  Jody Davis, Accent Moving, Storage & Logistics/Mayflower

DRESS: Business 
COST: $40.00. Please bring checks payable to EWI of Tulsa to the meeting or mail to Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc., P.O. Box 871, Tulsa, OK 74102

In order to provide the appropriate seating arrangements and dinner servings, it is important that we have all RSVPs by Monday, August 9.

RSVP: by clicking the RSVP to our August meeting below.  

*Safety measures are in place for this meeting: 
  • Please bring your own mask.
  • We are limiting the seating at each table.
  • Tables and seating will be placed a safe distance apart.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
RSVP to our August Meeting!

Our Guest Speaker

Accent Moving, Storage & Logistics/Mayflower 

Jody Davis was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is the oldest of three children.  She has a brother, Chip and a younger sister June Anne. 

Jody is the 3rd generation owner of our family business, proudly following in the footsteps of my grandfather, Seth T. Davis and my father, Jack D. Davis. Our company has been an agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC since 1939 and servicing the greater Tulsa metro area.

My agency is well versed in servicing not only household good relocations but also special products, warehouse & distribution and commercial moves & storage. Although, our agency has a family feel, my team has great experience, knowledge and professionalism, capable of caring for our customers with the backing of a major van line.

I love the challenge that comes with each day, it is never the same day twice. Even with 24 years in this industry, I am always learning and improving both personally and professionally. It is an honor to take care of individuals who are trusting us with all of their worldly possessions or companies who rely on us with their multi-million dollar equipment. Our customers are our priority, we will always operate with integrity and character in all we do for them.

July Meeting Highlights

Top Photo Left to Right: Samantha Schultz (JPMorgan Chase & Co.), ASIST winner Jasmine Godoy, ASIST winner Brittney Hudson, EWISP 1st place Katy Grubbs, EWISP 2nd place Skyler Helm, ASIST winner Angela Simmons, EWISP 3rd place Teresa Tran, ASIST winner Tra Pham, and ASIST winner Danielle Hanes
Left Photo: Sheila Sayne (Mitchell Bonds), Trish Richey (Helmerich & Payne, Inc.), and Gloria McQuade (Burnett Home Improvement)
Right Photo: Ginger Kollmann (Speaker, JPMorgan Chase & Co.), Samantha Schultz (JPMorgan Chase & Co.), and Dave Kollmann (Speaker, Flintco)
Top Photo: Lynne Moore (Moore Funeral Home, Inc.), and Teri Edmondson (Sustaining Member)
Bottom Photo Left to Right: Marie Stephens (Nothing Bundt Cakes), Harriet Orleans (Tulsa City-County Library), Lori Heerlyn (T.D. Williamson), and Lisa Stansill (TCBlair & Associates)
The incoming 2021-2022 EWI Tulsa Board of Directors!
Left to Right: Liza Wenzel (Wenzel Creative), Gloria McQuade (Burnett Home Improvement), Susan Miller (Warren Professional Building Corporation), Kelli Gernandt (Arvest Bank), Joni Whitehead (System One), Heather Stephen (Helmerich & Payne, Inc.), Crystal Black (OneDigital), Tamara Conner (ONEOK, Inc.), Lori Heerlyn (T.D. Williamson).


Ginger and Dave Kollmann - Education and the V or W Factor
  • Loved the program!! Speakers did a great job!
  • Enjoyed it! Very good interaction and advice shared with the group!
  • I would love to hear more from the Kollmanns. Perhaps they can speak at a future monthly meeting.
  • I loved the EWISP/ASIST videos. Very well done. Also, this meeting moved along and was ran very well. Bravo Reta, Sam and Susan!
  • Good teamwork & applicable to students as well as rest of the attendees.
  • One of the best presentations ever given at an EWISP/ASIST banquet. Kudos to Ginger and Dave Kollmann!
  • Did an excellent job - great nuggets for everyone there - V or W!
  • Really enjoyed the Kollmann's presentation. They were very engaging.
  • The presentation was well suited for the occasion.
  • Really enjoyed hearing from Ginger especially.
  • Member: Loved the space at the Library, the music and all the effort that the committee put into this event. Great job!
    • Board: Thank you on behalf of the Programs Committee and BCDP!
  • Member: I like when members or their execs serve as program speakers. Keep up the good work and let's continue doing that a few times a year.
    • Board: Noted and thank you!
  • Member: Parking was somewhat confusing.
    • Board: Noted
  • Member: Lovely program - very impressive work by all on the programs and BCDP committee. So proud of the scholarship awards. These were significant and EWI did a great job awarding the dollars to worthy students. Great job by all!
    • Board: Thank you on behalf of the Programs Committee and BCDP!
  • Member: I would like a meeting designed around getting to know members better.
    • Board: Noted and great idea!
  • Member: I don't recommend having the banquet and voting meeting on the same night, it was a long night.
    • Board: Noted.  We typically do our best to move things along, but this meeting did have quite a bit to cover.


OCTOBER's Monthly Chapter meeting is a Business Meeting and Installation.
The date has been changed to
Thursday, October 21, 2021.
There is still time to register for this event to be held in Albuquerque, NM
September 16 – 18 
We encourage all EWI Members to register as soon as possible for our conference and annual meeting. This year, members can register for themselves and Chapters should contact the EWI Corporate Office to register for Leadership Caucus training. 

Conference Registration ends September 10, 2021 - $750.

Leadership Caucus Registration Rates:
  • One Registration - $200.
  • Two Registrations - $150 each.
  • Three or More Registrations - $125 each.
All Chapter Members are welcome and encouraged to attend Leadership Caucus training.

In addition, we will be offering a special purchase opportunity for a commemorative LCAM 2021 T-shirt, which will be available during registration at the conference for pick up by those that purchase one. You may add this item to your registration as you complete the form. 

Be sure to check it out here: and visit with your executive about attending.

The Tulsa Chapter is proud to participate in a $500 LCAM sponsorship to support professional development! We love supporting our organization!

Please contact Lori Heerlyn at if you would like to donate door prizes for our upcoming meetings!
Door Prize Disclaimer: MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! 
Please send any announcements you would like to share in the Connect to Samantha Schultz by emailing her at

  • Aug 01 - National Girlfriend Day
  • Aug 04 - National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • Aug 06 - EWI Professional Development Webinar, Setting and Meeting Fundraising Goals - Made Easy
  • Aug 09 - National Women’s Day
  • Aug 12 - EWI of Tulsa Monthly Chapter Meeting
  • Aug 13 - EWI Annual Call | Proposed Budget and Bylaw Amendments Informational Call and Discussion
  • Aug 15 – Professional Development Opportunity, Women in Business | Improving your Negotiation Skills via Jenks Chamber
  • Aug 18 - EWI of Tulsa Programs Committee Meeting
  • Aug 18 - National Couples Day
  • Aug 20 - EWI of Tulsa Recruitment & Retention Committee Meeting
  • Aug 25 - EWI of Tulsa Monthly Board Meeting
  • Aug 25 - EWI Chapter Leadership Call
  • Aug 26 - National Dog Day
  • Aug 28 - National Bow Tie Day (How many of you thought of Frank?)
August EWI Birthdays

August 2 - Kelli Sowell - AVB Bank
August 6 - Colleen Farris - Moody's Jewelry
August 7 - Lynne Moore - Moore Funeral Home
August 10 - Tinesa Siebert - Transitional
August 15 - Julianna Adams - William K. Warren Foundation
August 17 - Marnie Knight - Admiral Express Office Supply
August 20 - Dana Nichols - Cimarex Energy Co.

Aug 7 - Ginger Kollman - JPMorgan Chase & Company
August 25 - Joe Gaudet - Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills

August Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
Accent Moving, Storage & Logistics/Mayflower.....2002
Alzheimer's Association.........................................2007
Burnett, Inc...........................................................2015
One Digital............................................................2016
TTCU Federal Credit Union..................................2018
Onx, Inc................................................................2019

Mental Mindset to Achieve Your Potential

Presenter: Sarah Koenig, Founder of Optimize Advisory

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

Register here!

The combined influences of our own aspirations, the expectations of our leaders, colleagues, team members, and our families create tremendous pressure in our lives. Your capacity to respond to these pressures with a positive mindset forms the basis of your Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ) and ultimately drives your performance and happiness.

Members will learn the ways that they self-sabotage their own performance and happiness, as well as a technique to mitigate the sabotage and take a positive approach to move forward to reach potential.

Sarah Koenig is an insightful performance expert, bringing 20+ years of experience building the systems and execution that drive performance and growth. She wears many hats as the Founder of Optimize Advisory, where she serves as a remote/fractional COO to small and mid-sized organizations, and as a Positive Intelligence Coach to growth-oriented individuals and teams who want to eliminate limiting beliefs and perform to their fullest potential.


Choose your own combination of sessions. 

Networking for Success | August 10
Networking is a lifelong process that requires constant nurturing. Unfortunately, it was hard to nurture this in-person process during the turmoil of the last year. Brush up on your networking skills with this training and learn the art of building relationships and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Conquering Public Speaking | August 17
Do you get nervous when presenting at company meetings? Do you hesitate to speak up in a crowd? If so, this workshop is just for you! We’ll help you gain the confidence and skills to interact with others, to speak in informal situations, and to present in front of groups.

Honing Your Critical Thinking Skills | August 24
In today’s world, many people experience information overload. How do you separate the truth from the myths? The answer lies in critical thinking skills. This workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving.

Managing Pressure and Maintaining Balance | August 31
When things are busy at work and you have your hands full, having skills you can draw on are essential for peace of mind and growth. This class will help participants understand the causes of workplace pressure, the benefits of creating balance, how to identify pressure points, and develop strategies for getting ahead.

Northeast Tech BIS Training Center
5123 Webb Street, Pryor
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$25 per person, per session

Questions? Contact Megan Edwards at or (918) 342-8066.

Register HERE!
Schnake Turnbo Frank in the Tulsa World!
Schnake Turnbo Frank in the Tulsa World on 7/13/2021!

Life becomes her: Mary Helen Stanley, longtime Tulsa funeral director, marks 100th birthday in style

Stanley, who turns 100 Monday, only just retired last December. One of the state’s longest serving funeral directors, she took some time last week to reflect on her life and career.

Stanley was a long-time member of EWI.  Stanley Funeral Home became an EWI firm in December 1999!

Read the full article here!
Corporate President Kristi Emmons Jones (Amare Global), Corporate President Elect Christine Healy (The Printer Inc.), EWI of Tulsa President Elect Lori Heerlyn (T.D. Williamson), EWI of Tulsa Chapter Treasurer Tamara Conner (ONEOK, Inc.), and Past Corporate President Felicia J. Senter (Tulsa Tech).
Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc.; Lori Heerlyn, T.D. Williamson, and Felicia Center, Tulsa Tech attend Texoma Board Forum in Dallas, TX

In and Around Tulsa!

The 2nd Saturday tour for August will be


The Tunnel Tour!!

Tickets go on sale to MEMBERS ONLY on Monday at noon!


You can ONLY get tickets for this event with THIS LINK:

Join us for 2nd Saturday | Tulsa Underground: Tunnel Tour,

August 14, 2021

This tour will start at the Hyatt Regency, 100 E 2nd St
Tours start every 20 minutes beginning at 9 am.
Scroll through the ticket page to pick your time slot.
Register soon as space is limited.
Ticket sales open to the public on Thursday so get yours FIRST!!

For safety, we are limiting tour groups to 25.  
As this tour is entirely inside, MASKS are RECOMMENDED!

National Black Business Month
August is National Black Business Month, and we recognize the Black-owned businesses across the country.

Teach Me One Good Thing About...

By: Lindy Abed, MS RDN LDN, CHP Registered Dietitian
Have you ever wondered if you are getting all the nutrients you need from your meals? One way to try and ensure you are getting the essential nutrients is to “eat the rainbow” by including a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet.  Having an assortment of colors in your daily diet will provide you with a range of flavors that not only taste delicious, but they will also help to optimize your overall health.  Here is a quick recipe for Rainbow Salsa to get you started!
Rainbow Salsa
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 10 – 12 services
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers, cored and diced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 Orange bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 Can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can (15 oz) whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2/3 Cup red (purple) onion, chopped (about half of a small red onion)
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed (about 1 large lime)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Tortilla chips (Garden of Eatin tortilla chips for reduced-fat yellow corn chips)
  1. Combine tomatoes, jalapeno, bell peppers, black beans, corn, & red onion in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, garlic powder, cumin, & salt. Once combined, add to the large bowl of salsa, toss everything until combined.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.

Source: Ali. “Rainbow Salsa. “Gimme Some Oven, 22 Oct. 2019,

COVID Column

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2020-2021 Officers & Directors

Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors

Vice President/President-Elect
Lori Heerlyn, T.D. Williamson

Kelli Gernandt, Arvest Bank

Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc.

Joni Whitehead, System One Oklahoma
918-836-1900, x125

Samantha Schultz, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Membership (Recruitment)
Tinesa Siebert, Transitional

Membership (Retention)
Gloria McQuade, Burnett Home Improvement

Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corp

Samantha Schultz, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy

Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.

Felicia Senter, Tulsa Tech
Our Vision
To enhance professional growth and development within a diverse group of women while empowering them to make a difference as they inspire others.

Our Mission
EWI brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of:
  • Promoting member firms;
  • Enhancing personal and professional development, and,
  • Encouraging community involvement
Our Values
Integrity | Excellence | Respect | Collaboration
2020-2021 Board Members + Advisors
Samantha Schultz, JP Morgan Chase & Co., B/C/DP, Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc., Advisor, Felicia Senter, Tulsa Tech, Advisor, Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy Co., Advisor, Joni Whitehead, System One Oklahoma, Sergeant-at-Arms, Kelli Gernandt, Arvest Bank, Secretary

Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors, President, Tinesa Siebert, Montereau, Membership Recruitment, Lori Heerlyn, T.D. Williamson, Vice President/President-Elect, Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corp, Programs, Elizabeth Bugay, Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Communications, Gloria McQuade Burnett Home Improvement, Membership Retention, and Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc., Advisor

Not Pictured:
Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc., Treasurer
2020-2021 Board Members
Front row:
Elizabeth Bugay, Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Communications, Gloria McQuade, Burnett Home Improvement, Membership Retention, Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors, President, Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corp., Programs, and Tinesa Siebert, Montereau, Membership Recruitment

Back Row:
Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc., Advisor, Kelli Gernandt, Arvest Bank, Secretary, Joni Whitehead, System One Oklahoma, Sergeant-at-Arms, Lori Heerlyn, T.D. Williamson, Vice President/President-Elect, and Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc., Treasurer

Not pictured:
Samantha Schultz, B/C/DP, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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