Advisory Council

Duties of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council will monitor the overall direction and progress of The Launch Pad @ Francis Tuttle and make recommendations to the Director of the Launch Pad to ensure that the incubator provides the highest level of service to the business community. Strong leadership and support from the Advisory Council are essential. The Advisory Council will provide strategic direction and leadership and support The Launch Pad @ Francis Tuttle Director in performing his or her duties. Advisory Council members will be selected for their interest in supporting the organization’s mission, their ability, and willingness to mentor The Launch Pad clients and expertise in various business disciplines.

Advisory Council members may voluntarily participate in the approval process for new applicants to the resident and affiliate client program and be a mentor to clients of the incubator.

The Advisory Council of the Launch Pad @ Francis Tuttle

Brian Blundell Vice President, Banc First
Jill Castilla CEO, Citizens of Edmond Bank
Robert Epstein Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, University of Central Oklahoma
Tom Friedemann Superintendent, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Rusty Hale CPA, Hale & Company
Sid Helms CEO, LevelOps Energy
Ray Hibbard Publisher, Edmond Life & Leisure
Natalie Jordan Instructor of Entrepreneurship, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Sherry Jordan Executive Director, Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce
Donna Popp Vice President, Arvest Bank
Nick Massey CEO, Householder Group and Edmond City Councilman
Todd McKinnis Attorney, Rubenstein & Pitts
Ken Moore Retired, Executive Director, Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce
Phil Parduhn CEO, Pelco Products, Inc.
Rex Smitherman Senior Vice President, i2E
Carl Tipton General Manager, OKC Works
Kathy Wallis Attorney, Kathy Wallis Law
Matt Winzelor Vice President, First United Bank
Janet Yowell Executive Director, Edmond Economic Development Authority (EEDA)

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