Growing companies in the metro, such as BancFirst and Boiling Point, announce key hires to staff, and the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women announces its executive committee in advance of its “Navigating the Oklahoma Child Care Crisis as a Barrier to Women’s Economic Opportunity” summit Oct. 24.
Miriam Campos to serve as BancFirst head of community impact
John Slay, president of BancFirst Oklahoma City, recently announced that Miriam Campos will serve as vice president and head of community impact for BancFirst.
She will lead outreach strategies in the Oklahoma City market by working with community and economic development organizations. Campos is the first Latina to serve on the board of education for Metro Technology Centers, and is the board chair for the Latino Community Development Agency, the leading community service provider in Oklahoma for Latinos.
Campos is the founder and president of the OKC Latino Young Professionals Association and serves as the board chair for Calle Dos Cinco in the Historic Capitol Hill District.
Campos brings more than 20 years of community engagement experience, with 13 of those years in the financial industry. She has held numerous positions spanning retail and business banking, as well as community and business development. Campos serves on the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust, the finance committee for the Myriad Gardens and Scissortail Park, and the Oklahoma City Public Schools Bond Citizen Oversight Committee, among others.
“Miriam’s passionate leadership in developing and advocating for solutions that improve economic opportunity in Oklahoma City, positions her to lead our community impact efforts,” Slay said. “Her extensive experience and numerous accomplishments are an incredible asset to BancFirst as we look to grow our community outreach work in a significant way.”
Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women reelects officers
The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW), a state government commission established in 1994, has re-elected its officers for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
“The officers launched a journey last year across the state listening to life stories of Oklahoma women at 15 non-profits and colleges on a wide range of issues,” said OCSW Executive Director Kitti Asberry.
The commission advises the governor and legislature on issues that are impacting Oklahoma women to improve their quality of life and increase economic opportunities.
“The re-elected officers will continue focusing the commission on its mission to help improve the quality of life and increase economic opportunities for every Oklahoma woman,” said OCSW Executive Director Kitti Asberry.
The officers are nominated by a nominating committee composed of OCSW commissioners and then elected by the full commission. The 2023-2024 elected officers, who form the OCSW executive committee, includes:
- Chair: Brenda Jones Barwick, APR, President and CEO of Jones PR, of Edmond
- Vice Chair: Carol Hefner, Vice President of Cedars Commercial Development, of Edmond
- Financial Officer: Jill Shero, Grassroots Coordinator, Every Kid Counts Oklahoma, of Oklahoma City
- Secretary: Julie Dermody, Secretary of Rogers County Election Board, of Oologah
- Advisory Council Chair: Dr. Nyla Khan, Professor at Oklahoma City Community College and Owner of Rheumatic Diseases Clinic of Oklahoma, of Oklahoma City
“The Commission has hosted several summits on important topics impacting Oklahoma women, such as domestic violence and mental health,” Barwick said. “Our fall summit will focus on economic barriers for women with a focus on access to affordable childcare services.
The summit, “Navigating the Oklahoma Child Care Crisis as a Barrier to Women’s Economic Opportunity,” is Tuesday, October 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oklahoma City Community College, located at 7777 S. May Avenue in Oklahoma City. Summit tickets and sponsorships are available at email@example.com or call (405) 401-6970.
Boiling Point Hires Production Manager Caleb LaFluer
The Oklahoma City-based film studio Boiling Point is expanding its team with the addition of Caleb LaFleur as production manager.
LaFleur will oversee the entire spectrum of the production process, from planning and resource allocation to quality control and effective team management. His mission is to ensure the seamless creation of deliverables while optimizing efficiency, maintaining the highest quality standards, and managing costs and resources.
“We’re assembling a dynamic team that combines seasoned experience with fresh creativity, enabling us to drive innovation and advancement in Oklahoma’s film and production industry,” said Emily Taylor, owner and operator of Boiling Point.
With this expansion, Boiling Point is not just adding personnel; it’s focusing on creativity and innovation. The company’s cutting-edge LED Virtual Production Studio seamlessly blends virtual sets and state-of-the-art special effects with live-action shots. This technology enhances the film, TV and commercial production process, underlining Boiling Point’s commitment to pushing the boundaries in the film industry.