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FYI Business: Tulsa auctioneer honored at national summit

FYI Business: Tulsa auctioneer honored at national summit

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The Tulsa Gauge - April 17

Tulsa auctioneer honored at national summit

Auctioneer and author Pam McKissick of Tulsa was presented with the Chairman’s Award from the National Auctioneers Association.

McKissick, co-owner and CEO of Williams & Williams, a global real estate auction firm headquartered in Oklahoma, holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute designation, the highest level of education offered by the Education Institute of the NAA. Presentations were delivered in a Ted Talk format and McKissick was recognized for the talk that best exemplified the standard for the event.

“Getting to a level of clarity with your seller about goals and expectations for their real estate transaction is the key to a successful auction,” McKissick told CIA designees during a three-day summit in Bloomington, Indiana.

Said Aaron Ensminger, director of education for NAA: “Concise, engaging and a must-hear. Every single word Pam said mattered. Attendees were rapt from beginning to end.”

After spending the past decade at the helm of the company that has sold more than $9 billion in real estate, McKissick is a sought after public speaker and often travels to speak about real estate auctions on behalf of Williams, Williams & McKissick.

Hogan Assessments announces new company arm

A high-tech personality assessment company aims to become higher tech with a new division launched officially Tuesday in Tulsa.

Hogan X, an arm of Hogan Assessments, will specialize in “disruptive innovation” in the personality assessment industry and be led by Dave Winsborough, Hogan’s vice president of innovation.

A term coined by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, disruptive innovation describes the process by which a product or service starts in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then rapidly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors.

For several years, employers and recruiters have used social media to evaluate job candidates, and a person’s online reputation is no less “real” than their analog reputation, Hogan representatives say. The same unique personality characteristics are manifested in both virtual and physical environments, and Hogan X wants to translate these talent signals into a personalized digital fingerprint of potential and influence.

“Hogan X is the future of personality,” Winsborough, who joined Hogan earlier this year, said in a statement. “It will allow us to make Hogan’s science accessible to the masses, which we believe will help the world gain a better understanding of itself and enable us to leverage who we are into what we can become.”

OSU Accounting Hall of Fame to honor five

Oklahoma State University’s School of Accounting will induct four distinguished alumni into the Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and honor a Beta Alpha Psi Distinguished Alumni recipient Friday at the 2016 Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

This year’s Hall of Fame honorees are John Fiebig, Dee Niles, Larry Walther and Shane Wharton. Honored as the Beta Alpha Psi Distinguished Alumni recipient will be Lindsey Callery.

Fiebig, a 1987 OSU School of Accounting graduate, is the deputy director of inspections for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and is the leader of the global network firm program. Niles, who earned degrees in marketing and accounting from OSU, retired from KPMG after a lengthy career and is now associate vice president of finance for the OSU Foundation.

Walther, who earned his doctoral degree in accounting in 1980 from OSU, is the EY professor of accounting and head of the School of Accountancy at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Wharton, a 1990 OSU School of Accounting graduate, is executive vice president of accounting and administration for Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores.

Callery, who earned her master’s degree in taxation in 2006 from the School of Accounting, is employed as a tax manager with HoganTaylor.

Tulsa chamber names senior exec for communications

The Tulsa Regional Chamber named Jim Morgan as senior vice president of communications, He will succeed LToya Knighten, who has transitioned to the role of vice president of the department.

“I’m honored to take on this leadership role at one of our region’s most influential organizations, helping to guide marketing efforts enhancing the huge momentum surrounding our region, but also working to ensure Tulsa Regional Chamber members understand how Chamber programs positively impact their businesses and employees,” said Morgan.

Morgan previously served as the director of communications for T.D. Williamson, where he led a 12-person international team responsible for external marketing, internal communications and brand management. He has also worked at R.L Hudson in Broken Arrow and the ABC television network in Los Angeles.

Morgan will be responsible for implementing the chamber’s public relations, communications and media relations strategies, directly supervising a professional communications and marketing staff.

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