Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of 18 people to the Governor’s Science and Technology Council, a council that has been reinstated by the governor, and will be headed by Secretary of Science and Technology, Dr. Stephen McKeever. The council has been reinstated by executive order for the purpose of identifying opportunities for the growth of science and technology industries in the state of Oklahoma.
All of the appointees are filling new positions and are serving at the pleasure of the governor. Each appointment will last through 2015. Appointees do not draw a yearly salary.
“Cutting edge technologies in industries like energy, aerospace, bioscience and agriculture are an important ingredient to economic growth and job creation, which is exactly why I have decided to reinstate the Governor’s Science and Technology Council,” said Fallin. “Each of the men and women I have chosen to serve on the council are experienced, innovative professionals who will do everything they can to move the state forward in the areas of science and technology.”
Dave Humphrey of Tulsa is the CEO of Token Ex, a data security software company. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and his MBA from Texas A&M.
Web Keogh of Edmond is the CEO of Triton Scientific University Multispectral Laboratories in Ponca City. He has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Maryland.
Scott Rollins of Oklahoma City is president and CEO of Selexys Pharmaceuticals. He earned his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.
Jerry Malayer of Stillwater is a professor of physiological sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology and is associate dean for research and graduate education at OSU. He earned his doctorate from the University of Florida. Malayer also serves on the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Wes Stucky of Ardmore is the president and CEO of the Ardmore Development Authority. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bethel College and his masters from the University of Northern Colorado.
Joseph Ferretti of Edmond is the senior vice president and provost of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. He earned his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Sheri Stickley of Edmond is president and CEO of the Oklahoma Bioscience Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree from OSU.
Howard Barnett of Tulsa is the president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. He has served as the secretary of commerce and the chief of staff for Governor Keating. Barnett earned his juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University.
Colin Cumming of Stillwater is the general manager at FLIR Systems, a thermal imaging camera manufacturing company. He earned his bachelor’s degree from OSU.
David Myers of Ponca City is the executive director of the Ponca City Development Authority. He earned both his bachelors and masters degrees from California State University.
Warren Thomas of Lexington is the managing partner at Tinker Industrial Developers. He has served on the Oklahoma Science and Technology Council since 2004.
Tom Walker of Oklahoma City is the president and CEO of Innovation to Enterprise, a non-profit corporation focused on growing technology based companies in Oklahoma. He earned his MBA from Oklahoma City University.
Maj. Gen. David Ralston of Lawton is the vice president of CGI Federal, a company that provides IT services to businesses. He earned a masters degree from Central Michigan in public administration.
Michael Carolina of Edmond is the executive director at the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). He earned a masters degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Kelvin Droegemeier of Norman is the vice president of research at the University of Oklahoma. He earned a doctorate in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois.
John Frick of Oklahoma City is the senior vice president of ProCure, a cancer care treatment center. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
Roger Blais of Tulsa is the provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Tulsa. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in physics and French literature.
Ben Robinson of Oklahoma City is the vice president for institutional advancement for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico and a masters from Central Michigan University.