Tuesday, June 28, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the following appointments, which have been confirmed by the Senate.
J.M. Davis Memorial Commission
Dr. Keith Ballard, the former superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, was appointed to replace Donald Hill, who resigned. Ballard, of Claremore, will finish Hill’s term that ends August 1, 2017. Ballard is a professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission
Grant Humphreys, of Carlton Landing, is succeeding T.L. Walker to serve an unexpired term ending July 1, 2018. Humphreys, who earned a bachelor’s degree in real estate from Baylor University, is the town founder of Oklahoma’s newest municipality, Carlton Landing, a resort community on Lake Eufaula in eastern Oklahoma.
James W. Farris, of Oklahoma City, was appointed to a six-year term ending July 1, 2022. He is succeeding Gean Atkinson. Farris earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Virginia before becoming a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He now is president of James Farris Associates, which specializes in human resources management.
Board of Trustees for Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park
Jeffrey Wilmes, of Altus, is being reappointed to the board. He will serve a seven-year term ending June 30, 2023. Wilmes is the owner and operator of Wilmes Ford Lincoln Superstore. He also serves on the Oklahoma Arts Institute Foundation board of directors.
David McNeese, of Edmond, is succeeding Aulena Gibson. He will serve an unexpired term that ends June 30, 2019. McNeese is the owner of McNeese Stills + Motion, a photography and videography studio.