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Press Release: Leadership Changes to Ada Jobs Foundation Board of Directors

7/28/2017 by Jessika Leatherbury
Tags: Kenny Howard, Lori Wightman

Leadership Changes to Ada Jobs Foundation
Board of Directors 

Board Chair Transitions from Kenny Howard to Lori Wightman

Outgoing AJF Board Member Ed Anderson is thanked for his service by AJF Interim President James Eldridge
ADA, OKLAHOMA -   In July the Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF) welcomed new officers and members to the AJF Board of Directors, while thanking others for their service as they rotate off of the Board.   

Serving on the 2017-2018 AJF Executive Committee are: Board Chair Lori Wightman with Mercy Hospital Ada, Vice-Chair Tim Elliott with Redland Childers Architects, Secretary/Treasurer Robyn Elliott with The Chickasaw Nation, and Past Chair Kenny Howard with OGE Energy Corp. 

"These are exciting times for Ada," said incoming Board Chair Lori Wightman, "I think we have a unique window of opportunity in the next 3-5 years to make tremendous progress in terms of economic development." 

Incoming board members will each serve a three year term.  Those inducted to the board are Jim Lawson, Business and Industry Services Industrial Coordinator at Pontotoc Technology Center and John Long, President of Network Marketing and Sales at LegalShield. Having just served but re-upping for another term is Lucas Clark, Senior Vice President of First United Bank.  

Kenny Howard, AJF's Outgoing Board Chair, "Looks forward to Ada Jobs continued success" and will remain on the Board as past chair 
After serving three years, those rotating off of the Board include Ed Anderson with Boadie L Anderson Quarries and Tom Criswell with Criswell Funeral Home.

"Thank you to Ed Anderson, Lucas Clark,  and Tom Criswell for their leadership over the past three years," said AJF outgoing Board Chairman Kenny Howard, "Our community has benefited from their guidance."  

For a full list of AJF Board of Directors and Ex-Officio and Advisory Board members visit growada.com