DTU President Jim Norton Takes Chapel Hill Post

After nearly 20 years of service, Jim Norton, president of Downtown Tulsa Unlimited, will step into a new role as the executive director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership in Chapel Hill, N.C.
“While we are sorry to see Jim go, we are excited for him in his new role in North Carolina,” said DTU Board Chair Don Walker. “We have no doubt that he will serve that community with the same diligence that he has served Tulsa with for the last 20 years.”
Norton assisted in the progress of downtown, Tulsa including leading the push for tax increment financing in Oklahoma in the early 1990s, pushing for residential development in downtown Tulsa and developing ideas for what eventually became Vision 2025.
“I believe downtown Tulsa is poised for great things in the future and I am proud to have been able to help in that progress,” said Norton. “While I enjoy Tulsa, I am a native of North Carolina and am looking forward to getting back to that area of the country.”
Young Rejoins Career Development Partners
Dr. William (Bill) D. Young, Ed.D., SPHR, L.P.C. has returned to Career Development Partners, Inc., which he founded more than 20 years ago. Most recently Young served as managing consultant, leadership, learning and performance for The Williams Cos. Inc., a Fortune 200 energy company.
Prior to joining Williams, Young founded and operated Career Development Services for 15 years. Career Development Services’ name was changed to Career Development Partners in January 2009. He has more than 10 years of experience in various roles within the transportation industry, including positions in general and executive management. He is the recipient of numerous awards for customer service and sales excellence including winning the International Salesman of the Year Award for the nation’s largest moving and storage company.
Young received his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Tulsa, his master’s degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland and his doctor of education in counseling psychology from the University of Tulsa. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and is certified as a Senior Professional in human resources.
Waller & Company Names Senior Account Managers
Waller & Company Public Relations has promoted Kristy White and Morgan Phillips to senior account managers.
White joined Waller & Company in 2003 with a background in marketing research and community relations. Since then, she has coordinated a range of successful client initiatives, including a diners’ preference survey conducted in Bartlesville and community relations programs for one of the firm’s casual dining concepts.
White manages editorial marketing, event marketing and online communications for clients in the manufacturing and restaurant industries. She is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and a member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Phillips joined Waller & Company in May 2007, bringing writing and project management skills to her position. A key player in the research and PR efforts behind the 2008 Fix Our Streets campaign, Phillips leads several client accounts in fields including food service, health care and technology. She specializes in event planning, media relations campaigns, editorial marketing and technical writing.
Phillips is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. A freelance writer, she also is a member of Tulsa’s Young Professionals and serves as PRSA communications chair.
Woline Joins GlassWilkin as Associate Attorney
Courtney M. Wolin has joined GlassWilkin pc in Tulsa as an associate attorney. Wolin graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with distinction in 2003. Wolin has legal expertise in the areas of business litigation, employment and labor law, real estate and banking law.
Cunningham Named Oseco Marketing Specialist
Aaron Cunningham has joined Oseco, a Halma company in Broken Arrow, as marketing specialist. Cunningham will assist with the direction of marketing and service activities. He will be responsible for maintaining Oseco’s image, coordinating product line plans for new products and conducting research to open new markets for the company’s line of intelligent pressure relief devices.
Cunningham comes to Oseco from Tulsa-based IdeaStudio, where he was the marketing services manager and participated in the development of marketing and branding strategies for clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration-marketing from Oklahoma State University.
TU Nanotech, Robotics Student Earns Prestigious Fellowship
Nathan Brooks, a University of Tulsa senior from Euless, Texas, majoring in electrical engineering and computer science, has received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
NSF Graduate Research Fellows receive an annual $30,000 stipend, $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, $1,000 one time international travel allowance, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access. TeraGrid is the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed cyber infrastructure for open scientific research.
Robyn Ewing Honored as 2009 Outstanding Alumna
Robyn Ewing, senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Williams, was recently honored by The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business as the 2009 Outstanding Alumna. She was honored for her professional achievements and leadership skills.
Ewing was named senior vice president of strategic services and chief administrative officer at Williams in 2008. Previously, she served as vice president of human resources, where she implemented business best practices, bringing financial discipline and focus to the function.
As a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Tulsa, Ewing serves on the boards of the Tulsa chapter of the American Red Cross, Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Tulsa Area United Way and Tulsa Public Schools Foundation.

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