The Oklahoman July 13
The Putnam City Schools Foundation recently named new officers and hired Jennifer Seal as foundation president, according to a news release.
The officers are Chairman Roger Cude, Water's Edge Winery; Vice Chair Michelle Nisbett, International Pentecostal Holiness Church Headquarters; Treasurer Jamie Elmore, Bank of the West; and Secretary Chuck Thomas, Sodexo.
Other new board members are Roy Bishop, American Fidelity; Pilar Cipollone, Habitat for Humanity; Steve Hull, community volunteer; Anna Imose, McAfee Taft; Michael Leake Jr., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree; Charles H. Lundeen Jr., AROGOS Financial Services; Kyle McDonald, Granite Re Inc.; and Jason Pierce, Oklahoma School Pictures.
Incoming board chairman Cude said, “Having had two children grow up in Putnam City, it was important for my family to give back to the schools that gave so much to my kids. I am pleased with the new board, and look forward to this time of change in our foundation.”
Seal succeeds Caroline Gist, who is retired and served in the position for 13 years.
“I have no reservations about leaving this organization in Jennifer's hands. She has the passion and intelligence to take this organization to new heights,” Gist said.
Seal, a former Putnam City teacher, graduated from Putnam City and has attended, taught or substituted in nearly every school in the district. Her training in fundraising came from numerous volunteer efforts and her four years at the American Heart Association, where she doubled her event's fundraising.
“This is truly my dream job. Putnam City has given me so much as both a child and an adult that it is an honor to serve the students and teachers in this capacity,” Seal said.
Putnam City Schools Foundation's mission is to enhance and enrich educational opportunities in Putnam City Schools.