Smirk Founder Named to Leadership OKC Class

August 9, 2018 Mike Koehler Leadership, Mike Koehler, Smirk culture, Smirk News 0 Comments

Mike Koehler, founder of Oklahoma City digital marketing agency Smirk New MediaSmirk New Media founder, Mike Koehler, was named to Class 37 of the Leadership Oklahoma City (LOKC) Signature Program.

LOKC’s Signature Program is considered one of the premier honors for the city’s current and future community leaders. LOKC launched in 1981 and now offers leadership development programs for high schoolers and young professionals. According to the LOKC website, “The programs each use a varying combination of community information, skills for volunteer leadership, networking, and community projects to engage participants more effectively in community service.”

Koehler, 45, founded Smirk New Media in 2010. As founder and chief strategist, he oversees business and partnership development for the company, as well as advising on strategic approaches to client projects and company growth alongside Allie Carrick, Smirk president and managing partner.

Koehler serves on the board of Skyline Urban Ministry, the American Marketing Association and advises Healthy Minds OK, a group of mental health nonprofits. He is also a member of Midtown Rotary.

Below is the complete list of Class 37 participants.

David Argueta, Mercy Chief Administrative Officer
Jeremy Black, McAfee & Taft Attorney
Brian Blundelll, BancFirst-OKC Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Brian Bogert, The Social Order Dining Collective Founder
Jenna Snider Byrnes, OKC Dodgers Senior Vice President
Jordan Cash, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center President
Tana Cashion, Devon Energy SVP Human Resources
Young Chappell, The Boeing Company Systems Engineer
Tim Doty, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. Senior Manager for Administration
Adrienne Ballew Elder, E. B. Enterprises, LLC Consultant/ Special Projects Director
Jennifer Fogg, TBS President
Randal Gage, KOCO TV 5, Hearst Television Director, Creative Services
Diana Galatian, DLGM Consulting LLC Principal
Chaunté Gilmore, PARCway Skilled Nursing Facility Physical Therapy Assistant
Debbie Hite Stewart, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Senior Executive Director
Danielle Leister Hoeltzel, Express Employment Professionals Leadership Consultant
Laura Hottel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) Director, Network Management/Health Care Delivery
Richard Kelley, City of Oklahoma City Fire Department Fire Chief
RaLayna Brady Hurley Kennedy ,Mariner Wealth Advisors Senior Wealth Consultant
Michelle Keylon, Francis Tuttle Technology Center Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operations Officer
Mike Koehler, Smirk New Media Founder and Chief Strategist
LaTreece Langston, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – Aviation Procurement Analyst
Mark McCoy, BOK Financial SVP, Corporate Trust Manager
Lance McDaniel, deadCenter Film Executive Director
Stacy McNeiland, The CARE Center CEO
Whitney Cross Moore, Oklahoma City Ballet Director of Development
Mark Nelson, Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police Vice President
Alfonso Nieves, ICF Fox Blocks Sales Executive
Joy Omalza Parduhn, Heritage Trust Company Senior Trust Associate
Trevor Pemberton, Oklahoma County District Court Oklahoma County District Judge
Melissa Pepper, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Chief Development Officer
Doyle Phillips, Nabholz Construction Executive Vice President Preconstruction
Steven Propester, Grant Thornton, LLP Senior Managers – Audit and Assurance Services
Darren Ransley, Funk Companies Director of Strategic Communications
Tim Rasnic,  Oklahoma Zoological Society Executive Director
Jeremy Sanders, Upward Transitions Inc. C.E.O.
Rob Schultheis, Allied Arts Foundation Finance Director
John Semtner, FSB Architects + Engineers Principal
Wayne Snow, The Oklahoman Media Company Vice President Advertising
Kim Taylor, Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Oklahoma Criminal Justice Act Supervising Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma
Jake Trotter, ESPN Sports reporter
Merideth VanSant, 405 YOGA; True U Owner; Co-Founder
Michele Varian, Sonic Drive In VP – Supply Chain & Purchasing
True Wallace, Oklahoma State University Foundation Director of Regional Development
Stacy Willis, Account Management Resources, LLC Director of Operations
Gary Wood, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Attorney
Petra Woodard, Millwood High School HS Principal
Kristy Werner Yager, The City of Oklahoma City Director, Public Information and Marketing Office

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