Cox Names New Senior VP, Announces Promotions

Cox Communications Inc. tapped David Bialis as its new senior vice president for its Western division.
He will replace Claus Kroeger, who is retiring.
Bialis has been vice president and general manager of Cox’s Oklahoma system since 1992.
Percy Kirk has been named senior vice president and general manager of Cox Oklahoma, replacing Bialis.
A nine-year veteran of Cox, Kirk most recently served as the senior vice president and general manager of Cox Omaha.
Eide Bailly Welcomes Staff
Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announced the addition of two new employees to the firm’s growing Oklahoma offices.
Preston Smith, CPA joined the audit department as a senior manager. Smith has more than 10 years experience in public accounting.
Megaen Breuer joined the audit department as a senior associate. Megaen spent two years with a big four accounting firm in Kansas City.
DSDA Hires Rambach
Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jeffrey C. Rambach to the firm’s taxation, wealth management and transaction groups.
Since entering private practice in 1989, Rambach concentrated his practice in all areas of federal and state taxation, trust and estates, mergers and acquisitions, business formations, tax litigation and tax-exempt organizations.
BOK Announces Appointments, Promotions
Stanley A. Lybarger, president and CEO of Bank of Oklahoma and BOK Financial Corp. announced the following appointments and promotions:
— Laura Alexander was appointed as Officer, Oil and Gas Administrator, in Trust division. Previously, Alexander was employed with Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent LLC.
?≠?≠— David Brower was appointed as Officer, Senior BSA/AML Investigator, in the Finance/Administration division. Previously, Brower was employed with Western Union.
— Russell Helms was appointed as VP, IT Manager, Infrastructure Engineering, Operations & Technology division. Previously, Helms was employed with Search Engine.
— Casey Miller was appointed as VP, Enterprise Architect, in the Operations and Technology division. Previously, Miller was employed with Avis Budget Group.
— Patrick Patterson was appointed as Assistant VP, Quality Assurance Analyst III, in the Operations and Technology division. Previously, Patterson was employed with Mazzio’s Corp.
— Stephanie Quintero was appointed to Officer, Exporter’s Plus Letter of Credit Consultant, in the Consumer division. Previously, Quintero was employed with Cummins Turbo Technologies.
— Stevens Warrick was appointed to Senior VP, Manager Commercial Lending, in the Commercial division. Previously, Warrick was employed with Bank of America.
— Nathan Wolf was appointed to Assistant VP, Mineral Management Senior Revenue Accountant, in the Consumer division. Previously, Wolf was employed with RAM Energy Resources.
— Gregory Geiger was promoted to VP, Manager, Information Security Operations, in the Operations & Technology division. Geiger has been with BOk since September 2006.
— James Lloyd was promoted to Officer, ExpressBank Supervisor, in the Consumer division. Lloyd has been with BOk since July 2003.
— Michael Padilla was promoted to Officer, ExpressBank Supervisor, in the Consumer division. Padilla has been with BOk since April 2007.
OSU-CHS Faculty Inducted Into Honor Society
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences faculty members David Wallace, Ph.D., assistant dean for research and professor of pharmacology and Richard Wansley, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral sciences, have been inducted into full membership of Sigma Xi, an international science honor society.
Membership in Sigma Xi Society is by nomination only and is conferred upon individuals who have demonstrated noteworthy achievements in science or engineering as well as other scholarly pursuits that aim to improve the human condition.
The society’s purpose is to enhance the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public’s understanding of science.
The induction was overseen by Ziad El Rassi, Ph.D., OSU professor of chemistry and president of the OSU Chapter of Sigma Xi.
Crowe & Dunlevy Announces Addition
Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the addition of Geren Steiner as a director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office.
Steiner was previously employed by Crowe & Dunlevy from 2000 to 2004.
For the past four years, he was employed by Domain Properties Ltd. LC, a real estate investment and management company in Oklahoma City.
Tulsa-Area Builders Earn Green Accreditation
Twenty-four home builders make up the first class of Tulsa professionals to earn the Certified Green Professional designation offered by the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing.
Last year, Oklahoma State Home Builders Association endorsed stringent national guidelines by NAHB Green Building program. The designation recognizes a high degree of professional competence. Achieving the designation requires 24 hours of NAHB-approved training, combined with additional continuing education every two years.
Tulsa-area members who have achieved the CGP designation include: Paul Burgard of Renaissance Construction, John Fisher of Hunter Construction, Brandon L. Jackson of Tara Homes, Brandon T. Jackson of Jackson Construction Group, Ken Saltink of All-American Remodel, Ed Knell of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Matthew Means of Landmark Resources, Billy Parks of ABC Supply, Dale Penn of Penn Development Group, Brandon Perkins of Brandon Perkins Development, Phillip Rhees of BMI Properties, Larry Cagle of Cagle Construction, Bill Cassetty of Billy Cassetty Co., Jeffrey Smith of Cedar Rock Homes, Craig Thurmond of Thurmond Consulting, Brent Green of Green Homes in Claremore, Russ Miller and Ron Scott of Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma in Collinsville, Fred Pruett of Renovations by Fred in Sapulpa, Steve Harris of PMC Homes, Barry Helms of Renovations By Helms and Jimmy Holmes, Terry Van Slyke and William Wortham of Tulsa Energy Control.
Green, Cassetty, Means and Rhees are also Certified Professional Builders.

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