Leah Avey is a partner with the Firm of Rubenstein & Pitts, PLLC. Leah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, all federal courts in Oklahoma, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She engages in a general civil litigation practice, primarily emphasizing employment and corporate law, including Employment defense litigation, representation of employers and business entities before Oklahoma and Federal Courts, and before the EEOC, the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the Oklahoma Dept. of Labor, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, and the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement. Ms. Avey engages in problem solving and daily consultation with employers. Services include severance agreement drafting and review, research and writing briefs, motions and pleadings; contract, policy and procedure drafting and review, and supervisor and employee training. She also reviews and prepares corporate documents, and litigates corporate disputes. She participates in settlement negotiations, mediation, and arbitration. She has published articles in The Oklahoma Bar Journal and The Oklahoma City University Law Review and has made numerous presentations on employment law topics to employers, civic groups, and on behalf of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Please see: http://www.oklawpartners.com/our-attorneys/leah-m-avey/
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1993, David Corona began working for a steel service center specializing in flat-rolled sheet products such as prepainted, galvanized, cold rolled, 12 - 30 gauge. He sold materials to the HVAC, OEM and building product markets, which later developed into regional territory management. While working there he began his family and continued his education achieving an MBA from Oklahoma City University. He gained extensive knowledge about manufacturing, distribution / logistics, human resources, and developed a solid background in steel. In 2005 David opened Gideon Steel Panel Company, LLC in Oklahoma City. With a corporate philosophy to always strive for zero defects, do it right the first time, attention to details, and treat the customer the way you want to be treated, GSPC has grown to be a regional industry leader in manufacturing and supplying metal roofing and metal building components. GSPC assists clients such as the general contractor, roofing company, installer, builder and architect to help identify all metal components required for the job. After over eleven years of manufacturing metal roofing components, and endless hours of consulting with contractors, David enjoys passing along metal roofing knowledge and best install practices to help grow and strengthen the metal roofing industry. GSPC manufactures Tuff-Rib, R-Panel, PBR, Standing Seam, has a full-service trim department and offers a wide variety of accessories and tools.
Whitney Craig is an Oklahoma native, born in Ada and raised in Bixby. At the suggestion of her father who always tried to steer her towards the accounting field, Whitney began taking classes at the University of Oklahoma. Much to her surprise, she enjoyed it! Not only did she enjoy accounting work, she found that she had an undiscovered passion for numbers and found that in doing so she could help others navigate through the complications of tax and accounting. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, she went on to earn her MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma. Today, Whitney is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as the Director of Tax and Accounting at Roderick H. Polston. Whitney began her work at Roderick H. Polston as an intern while completing her education. Even as an intern, she could tell that she was surrounded by people whose purpose in life was to serve others with their skills and knowledge in tax. Upon graduation, she was hired as an accountant and quickly moved up to become the Director of Tax and Accounting. The most rewarding thing about her position is helping deserving and hard-working business owners and self-employed individuals save money and stay compliant with the IRS and State. Each client’s situation is so different from the others and helping thousands of clients in different industries means her job is never boring! Many people do not understand the tax implications and requirements to run a business – they are too busy making sure their clients are served and their employees are happy! Whitney’s work lets them do what they do best while she takes care of the rest. Her department allows them to focus on what matters to them most while she and her team are working tirelessly behind the scenes keeping them in compliance with the IRS and State and helping them avoid scary and stressful situations that can often arise from being neglectful with their taxes. She feels honored and blessed each day to have an amazing company supporting her and her team at Roderick H. Polston who have the same priorities and goals, and work hard every day to keep people out of tax trouble.
After graduating from Northeastern State University with a degree in psychology, with a desire to become a doctor but also start a family, Terry decided to work alongside his father-in-law to see if he was interested in the construction industry. Realizing this was also a way to serve others and help building owners meet their design needs, Terry and his wife, Lisa, purchased the company. Terry is the President of Specialties Plus, Inc. and has now been representing commercial building products for over 21 years. He enjoys assisting architects in designing sustainable new construction and renovation projects for their clients, focusing on walls, roofing and daylighting. He also assists roofing contractors and building owners in understanding the options available to reach long-term performance roofing systems. From knowledge of the building science behind the different products he represents to understanding the details and installation, Terry is a great resource when it comes to commercial building envelope products.
Monica was born in California but has spent most of her life in Oklahoma. She attended Rose State Community College on a soccer scholarship and received her Associate in Accounting. She is currently working on finishing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma. Before Monica joined Roderick H. Polston she was a partner at Summers Masonry and did the accounting, bidding, bookkeeping, corporate tax and payroll tax. She also has several years of experience in business development positions. These jobs have given her the necessary skills in her current role. Monica meets with many of our clients before and after finalizing tax resolutions to ensure their understanding on the importance of tax compliance and how they can continue to stay out of tax debt. Outside of the office Monica enjoys all outdoor sports and participating in obstacle course races. She is currently a coach for a Norman Youth Soccer team. Monica is always looking for a challenge and is a two-time national champion with her semi-pro women’s tackle football team – Oklahoma Lady Force. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Josh, four children, and two grandchildren.
Born and raised in Oklahoma. Graduated from Northeastern State University with B.S. Double Major in Environmental and Safety Management and a few years later acquired an M.S. in Industrial Operations. Over 15 years’ experience in safety management. Previously employed in the private sector as an EHS Manger a large company with several thousand employees. Currently working for the Oklahoma Department of Labor OSHA Consultation Division as the Assistant Director. In 2006 and 2011 the Oklahoma Department of Labor OSHA Consultation Division was recognized as the Best Consultation Service in America.
Marty Jolly is Firestone’s Manager of Building Envelope Solutions Group. In his 30 years in the commercial roofing industry, Marty has served in a variety of roles including consulting engineering, product development/management, technical management, sales/business management and marketing management. His broad base of experience covers built-up, modified bitumen and single-ply roofing. He is a 1983 Engineering Graduate of Clemson University. In his current role, Marty is responsible developing a total Building Envelope Strategy to promote all functional areas of the Firestone Building Products Group, including low-slope roofing, metal roofing and walls, site water management, and specialty products. He is also responsible for developing forward strategies and messaging to targeted audiences of Architects, Design/Build Firms and Building Owners. Marty is also a Subject Matter Expert and Instructor for Firestone’s Building Products University, a generic, accredited educational program that incorporates all areas of the building envelope for the purpose of educating and influencing Firestone`s targeted audiences.
Oklahoma elected Todd Lamb as Lt. Governor on November 2, 2010. After a term in which Lamb successfully advocated for workers’ compensation reform, higher pay for Oklahoma’s Troopers, and growing Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, Lamb was reelected in 2014, winning in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. An Enid native, Lamb has spent many years in public service to his state and nation. He served in the Keating Administration and worked on the staff of United States Senator Don Nickles. Lamb also became a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he was elected president of his Secret Service Academy class and graduated with special recognition. His duties included domestic and international protection assignments during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. In 2004, Lamb was elected to serve in the Oklahoma state Senate. Lamb was re-elected in 2008 and in 2009 became the first Republican Majority Floor Leader in state history. Lt. Governor Lamb was elected chairman of the National Lt. Governors Association (NLGA) and Chairman of the Republican Lt. Governors Association (RLGA). For five years Lamb has been Vice Chair of the Aerospace States Association (ASA). Lamb has worked in the private sector as a landman in Oklahoma's energy industry and was General Counsel for an energy and wireless company in Edmond, Oklahoma. Todd Lamb and his wife Monica have been married 21 years and have two children, Griffin and Lauren.
Rachel Pappy has been working in the accounting field since 1999. She began as an accounting assistant and then became an accountant moving into payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, auditing, tax preparation, budgets, and financial planning before going to law school. She earned her Juris Doctorate at Oklahoma City University School of Law and is currently the Partner and Vice President at Roderick H. Polston, P.C. where she oversees over 80 employees at 5 offices in 2 states. The firm’s clients primarily consist of self-employed individuals and business owners who owe back taxes to the IRS and they fights on their behalf to protect their rights and put a reasonable resolution in place for their outstanding taxes. Rachel Pappy is licensed to practice in Oklahoma State Court, Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court, and United States Tax Court. When she is not at work, Rachel loves spending time with her three children and husband and traveling!
Reid Ribble is NRCA’s CEO. Before becoming CEO, Reid served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his tenure, he served on the Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Budget and Finance, and Foreign Affairs Committees, where he served as vice chairman of the Committee on Emerging Threats. During his time in Congress, Reid met with more than 25 heads of state and in his capacity on the Committee on Foreign Affairs traveled extensively throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East.<\p> Yet roofing is in his blood. For more than 30 years, Reid was the president of his own roofing company in Kaukauna, Wis. As a contractor, he volunteered countless hours serving on numerous NRCA committees and on NRCA’s board of directors. As part of his 25 years of service to the organization, Reid served as NRCA’s chairman of the board from 2005-06. He married DeaNa, his high-school sweetheart, in 1975. They have two married children and three (soon to be four) grandchildren.
Amy is NRCA’s Vice President of NRCA University. She has been with NRCA most recently since August of 2011 and also worked for the association for seven years from 1996 to 2004. Amy has worked in training and education her entire career, also working as part of the U.S. Training team at Awana Clubs International, a non-denominational children’s and youth Christian ministry. At NRCA, Amy started her work in health and safety—her first projects were helping to author NRCA’s first Safety Manual and Toolbox Talks. As part of the education department at NRCA, Amy has helped with the startup of the Future Executives Institute, shaping and teaching For Foremen Only and securing the association’s first OSHA grants. Amy’s responsibilities include being the staff liaison to the NRCA University Operations Committee, ensuring NRCA University classes meets ANSI development standards and directing NRCA University efforts in such a way as to address and exceed member needs.
Chad attended Oklahoma State University, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Construction Management Technology. While he attended school, he worked at a local lumber yard selling building products. After graduating, he began working as a Project Manager for a construction firm in Tulsa, OK. He was able to develop estimating, budgeting, scheduling and project management skills while working there. In 2009, Chad made the decision to get back into the sales side of construction products. He worked for Cherokee Building Materials in Tulsa, OK from 2009-2013, selling drywall, metal studs, insulation and acoustical ceiling products to the interior build out contractors. After 4 ½ years, Chad wanted to develop further in the business but wasn’t willing to uproot his family. He is currently the Commercial Territory Manager of Oklahoma for GAF. Chad and his wife Brittni have been married for 4 years and have one little boy.
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Randy began his insurance career with the agency in 1989 concentrating on Insurance and Bonds for roofing contractors. He later expanded his focus to include many other types of contractors, such as street and road, utility, pipeline, general and trade contractors. More than anything, Randy enjoys building strong relationships with his clients. Randy is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) as well as a Certified Work Comp Advisor (CWCA). Randy enjoys working with high school youth and kids without Dads. He also loves working with Special Needs Adults at WINGS and Miracle League.