IMCI is proud to have guidance and oversight by a highly respected group of business and community leaders. Our culturally and professionally diverse Board of Directors ensures that we approach issues and organization management with a wide range of perspectives and expertise.
Tony Caldwell is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of OAA LLC. OAA has 93 insurance partners in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas, and OAA agencies employ approximately 350 insurance professionals. In addition, Caldwell has been a Managing Partner of Oklahoma Business Insurors (OBI) Agency LLC since 1996. OBI has been recognized for a number of years as a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. Caldwell has written numerous articles regarding commercial insurance and is a frequent speaker and lecturer. He was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1992, serving two terms. Subsequently, Caldwell served as Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. He assisted the government of Russia in the organization of the Duma in the State of Novosibirsk, and shortly after their independence, Caldwell advised leaders of the Lithuanian government on their electoral system.
Greg Dewey is the Vice President of Administration at Mach Resources, LLC; an Oklahoma City company pursuing the rapid growth and development of oil and gas assets. Dewey is also a pastor of Skyline Church. The church has a strong mission commitment to families in Northeast Oklahoma City and Haiti, providing servant leadership to a number of developing projects. Dewey is also a Coach and Director of the Oklahoma Peak Performance Volleyball Club.
Raju Kaul understands how to balance risk and profitability while increasing an organization’s fiscal capacity. He has helped both First State Bank and Arvest Bank create new value-added services and grow revenue streams in a highly regulated environment. He is experienced in risk management and oversight. Kaul’s background in the restaurant industry has grounded him in the day-to-day aspects of organizational operations. Kaul currently serves as Senior Vice President, Cash Management, for The First State Bank where he is responsible for advising all business clients regarding state-of-the-art practices in collection, remote deposit capture, disbursement, information management, investment, payroll, and fraud prevention.
Gina Bruno-Dunn brings to IMCI more than 25 years of experience in good business practices, operations and marketing. Currently she owns and operates Pilates On Western. Bruno-Dunn previously served as President and Managing Partner of Bruno's Home Furnishings, an Oklahoma City-based family business in operation for 57 years. Involved in this business since her childhood, Bruno-Dunn acquired substantial knowledge related to operations and marketing. Over the years, she has been an active supporter of many causes and charitable organizations, from board member to donor.
Jeff George is the FOX 25 Storm Watch Chief Meteorologist. His career in meteorology began in the U.S. Air Force. As a military weather guy for 10 years, he was handpicked to provide forecasts during high-level visits from members of Congress, the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States. George’s last stop in the Air Force led to his first civilian job in television in Alexandria, Louisiana, followed by Bismarck, North Dakota; Abilene, Texas; and Toledo, Ohio. In addition, George is involved in numerous community projects. He volunteers extensively at The Children’s Center in Bethany and created and marketed a cookbook to benefit the hospital. George is also an Executive Member of the Beef 4 Battle Foundation, a coalition of Oklahoma farmers and ranchers who donate locally processed beef sticks to Oklahoma troops serving in Afghanistan. He is the local media rep for Together We Rise, a foundation that raises money to provide bicycles for foster boys and girls. George is also the spokesman and host for all local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) events and annually emcees fundraisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Easter Seals, the Special Olympics, the Children's Miracle Network and the American Cancer Society.
Jeff Morton is Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer for Acorn Growth Companies, serving their portfolio companies since 2005. Morton has more than 30 years of financial management experience, as a Senior Manager with international public accounting firms for close to ten years and as the Chief Financial Officer of numerous public and private, small to medium size companies in various industries including energy, multiple-unit restaurant operations, publishing, government contracting and banking.
Cheryl D. Pennington taught hearing impaired students in Oklahoma City Public Schools for over 35 years and recently retired. She has spent her adult life working professionally and personally with children of various ages and demographics. Her work includes serving as a teen sponsor for Jack and Jill, Central Oklahoma Association for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (COAD-HI) and serving on the board for Community Learning Council (CLC). CLC is a nonprofit that provides art therapy for children affected by traumatic experiences, including abuse, to themselves or family members. CLC board members help raise awareness and finances for the business. Pennington is a member of local book clubs, the African American Presbyterian Council, and Chums, Inc. She also serves her church as Elder and as Chair of the Christian Education Committee. Born and raised in Northeast Oklahoma City, Pennington attended Oklahoma City Public Schools and is a proud graduate of Langston University, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Education and the University of Oklahoma, with a Master of Education in Communications Disorders.
Myron L. Pope, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma. Myron attended the University of Alabama where he received a bachelor’s degree in History and English and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. He has conducted a variety of research on higher education issues and has been published in scholarly journals and books. In addition, Pope has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on these topics. He is a member of the Leadership Edmond Steering Committee, a volunteer coach with the YMCA, a volunteer with the Watch D.O.G.S. program at his children’s school, and is a board member for the Edmond Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, the Edmond Public Schools’ Foundation Board, and the HOPE Center of Edmond. Myron was honored as a member of The Journal Record’s 2011 “Achievers Under 40” class. He also was recognized by the University of Central Oklahoma as recipient of the 2011 Citizen’s Bank Leadership and Civic Engagement Award for his community involvement.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Killgore has a heart for serving his community. Raised by two public educators, the value and influence of knowledge, schools and empowerment have been guiding themes in his life. Over the past 10 years of professional experience, Killgore’s involvement with several professional boards has included Special Care, Young Life, White Fields, the YMCA of Greater OKC, City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department, Wilderness Education Association and others. Through the opportunities afforded to him on behalf of SandRidge Energy in the capacities of Wellness and Community Outreach, Killgore has seen the transformational influence that both corporate and community partners can have on the individuals in the city.
Kerri Kearney, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in the area of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies for Higher Education and Student Affairs. Her research, teaching and service agendas focus on other mothering issues such as fostering and adoption, with emphasis on college students who are alumni of foster care. Additional areas of teaching and research include the role of emotions in human transition (both inside and outside of the organizational environment), issues related to organizational behavior and visual or arts-based methodologies in qualitative research. Prior to joining OSU, Kearney’s professional experience spanned 20 years of organizational consulting and education. As a Senior Corporate Trainer and Internal Consultant with WorldCom, she facilitated organizational development work and guided the people integration of multiple acquisitions including Chicago-based Metropolitan Fiber Systems and MCI. In 2000, she was asked to collaborate on the startup of an organizational consulting firm (Executive Development Associates) serving Fortune 500 companies. In that role, she was an Individual Consultant and Executive Coach for companies such as St. Luke’s Health Network, Aggreko, HSBC, Dun & Bradstreet, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Firearms and the Federal Aviation Administration. She also served as the organization’s Vice President of Client Services.