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OKWIT meets monthly on the last Tuesday in Tulsa and the last Wednesday in OKC for leadership luncheons, networking or workshops.

OKWIT Power Luncheon:
The Makings of a Successful Leader


WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 
TIME: 11:30– 1:30 P.M.
WHERE: NOAH’s Event Venue | 14017 Quail Springs Parkway | Oklahoma City, OK 73134


Successful leadership is more than just the quantity and quality of production and it extends beyond obtaining the corner office. It’s building meaningful relationships and inspiring others while maintaining integrity and grace under pressure. For those already in leadership positions, or those looking to break into leadership – you won’t want to miss this OKWIT luncheon where expert panelists will provide inside knowledge on what makes a leader that others want to follow.


Our amazing luncheon line-up includes –


Panelist: Jeremie Kubicek


Jeremie Kubicek is an international speaker, author, and consultant to top-level executives and leaders around the world. He is a subject matter expert on organizational leadership, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal communication. Jeremie’s first book, Making Your Leadership Come Alive, became a Wall Street Journal best seller. In 2015 he co-wrote the hit books, 5 Gears and the 5 Voices, which launched in the spring of 2016. Jeremie is the former CEO over the brands, Leadercast, Catalyst and the John Maxwell training companies. He is also the co-founder of the GiANT companies. He speaks regularly in organizations of all sizes in the US and Europe. He is currently CEO of GiANT Worldwide, with the mission to raise up liberating leaders who change their leadership cultures in every sector and city in the world.



Panelist: Donna Miller


Donna Miller, CEO and Co-founder of Purse Power, Inc. has had more than 30 years of hands-on experience as an executive in Fortune 500 companies. She is an award-winning talent management consultant and a professional certified executive coach. The theme of Donna’s career has been around initiating, driving and managing organizational transformations. Donna is now focused on helping women, nationwide, to use their trillions of dollars of collective economic power to buy goods and services from companies that create, support and improve opportunities for women and girls.

Donna has her MBA in Organizational Development from the University of Colorado at Denver and a BA in Business Administration and Psychology from Baylor University. Donna has a passion for making a difference and driving positive change. She is on the Board of the YWCA, co-founded the Women in Leadership Conference at OCU, acts as the Oklahoma Event Chair for the 2020 Women on Boards National Conversation on Board Diversity, is on the Board of Advocates for the Women and Gender Studies program at OU and is the Women President’s Organization Chapter Chair for the state of Oklahoma.



Panelist: Deana Farmer


Deanna Farmer serves as Enable Midstream Partners’ Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, she oversees corporate support functions including Human Resources, Information Technology, Learning and Development, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs, System Operations, Facilities, Corporate Administrative Services, and Security.

Farmer has spent the majority of her career specializing in energy, specifically focused in the oil and gas segment with experience ranging from E&P to transmission pipeline. Before joining Enable in 2014, Farmer held executive positions at Chesapeake Energy and Access Midstream, including Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Corporate Services. She has also served in a number of leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Controller at Columbia Natural Resources, NiSource, and Columbia Energy Group.

Farmer was a former board member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Oklahoma City Women’s Energy Network, Advisory Board of Oklahoma Women in Technology, and has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas by the National Diversity Council for three years, as well as one of the 25 Influential Women in Energy by Oil and Gas Investor in 2018.



Moderator: Dr. Barbara Crandall


Barbara Sigmon Crandall Ph.D. is a native Oklahoman. After studying at University of Oklahoma and University of Central Oklahoma, Barbara began her career at the Child Study Center at OU Health Sciences Center. In 1989, she joined Oklahoma City University where she enjoys teaching on campus and abroad. She is a Professor of Management at the Meinders School of Business, specializing in organizational behavior, organizational culture, leadership and serves on a variety of campus committees. Crandall has contributed articles and cases to several books and has consulted with such organizations as Veterans Hospital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, Oklahoma State Police Academy, Tinker Credit Union, Coors Brewing Co. and Johns Manville Corporation.

As a community volunteer, Barbara was involved in fundraising and building of the Ronald McDonald House of Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma Children’s Health Foundation. A Junior League sustainer Barbara volunteers for Junior Achievement and special events. She believes University and community service build a sense of inclusion –a community of strong group and individual citizenship.

*Seated lunch will be provided.

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