Nominating Committee Report
To: Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce Investors
From: Steve Coleman, Secretary/Treasurer
Date: May 3, 2017
RE: Board of Directors Nominations and Election
As provided in the Bylaws of the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, the Nominating Committee presents the following 2017-2018 slate of directors for your approval.
● Stan Booker – Stan owns a family real estate investment company. Raised in Lawton, he graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1974 and attended Cameron University. Prior to moving back to his hometown in 2007 to concentrate on real estate investment, Stan served as Marlow Chamber President; was named Outstanding Citizen; and owned convenience stores, video stores, and real estate in southwest Oklahoma. Always community minded but hindered by profound hearing loss over the past 15 years, Stan has renewed focus after receiving life-changing cochlear implants. A lifelong student of leadership, Stan was instrumental in starting the Lawton Rotary Leadership Institute to propel young leaders in career and community involvement and currently serves as President of the Rotary Club. He has a passion for making Lawton better for young families and children.
● Bridgette Randle – Bridget Randle, Co-owner of Classic Chevrolet, moved to Lawton in 2015 from Grapevine, TX. A native of Minneapolis, MN, she attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, where she studied Fashion Merchandising. Prior to opening Classic Lawton with her husband Ervin, Bridget spent 25 years working with major department stores and high end women’s apparel companies out of New York, including Ellen Tracy, Dana Buchman and Lafayette 148. Along with Ervin and son Benjamin, Bridget is very active in the Lawton community. She serves on the Foundation Board of Comanche County Memorial Hospital, and works with Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, The Lawton Food Bank and CASA, as well as organizes an annual charity golf tournament which raises money to help a variety of local charities.
● Mark Scott – Mark Scott is a Commercial Lender and Vice President for Arvest Bank of Southwest Oklahoma. He is a Lawton native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oklahoma State University and Masters of Business Administration from Cameron University. Mark grew up working in his family’s business, Scott’s House of Flowers, and started his banking career with Arvest Bank in 2008. Mark and his wife Megan were married in 2012 and welcomed their first child, George William Scott in February of this year. Mark is an active member of the Lawton Ambucs and serves on the advisory boards of the Armed Services YMCA, Family Promise of Lawton, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, and Young Professionals of Lawton.
● Sabra Billingsley – Sabra is the Principle Agent at Billingsley Insurance, an Allstate exclusive agency that opened its doors in December 2014. Prior to beginning a career in insurance, she worked in Washington, DC at National Media Research, Planning & Placement, handling the coordination and placement of nationwide political media campaigns. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. Currently, Sabra actively pursues education and training opportunities to further her knowledge in the insurance industry, serves on the board of directors for the Young Professionals of Lawton, and partners with local fundraising opportunities to aid animal shelters in finding forever homes for animals in need.
Other nominations may be made by petition bearing the genuine signature of ten (10) voting members of the Chamber in good standing. Voting members are designated in the Bylaws as the Primary Representative for each member business, organization or individual member. Petitions must be filed with the President of the Chamber no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2017 and the agreement of the nominee to serve, if elected, must be obtained prior to the submission of his/her name. The determination of the Nominating Committee as to the validity of any petition shall be final. Should additional nominations be received, ballots will be mailed to all voting members of the Chamber by May 31. Completed ballots must be returned to the Chamber of Commerce, 302 W Gore Blvd, P.O. Box 1376, no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 15, 2017.