Oklahoma City University News
OCU Meinders School of Business Announces Five Hall of Honor Inductees
OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of
Business will honor five local business leaders at the annual Oklahoma Commerce
& Industry Hall of Honor luncheon Oct. 24 at the Cox Center.
The 2012 inductees
are Bill Cameron, recipient of the
Chairman’s Award; Jane Jayroe Gamble,
Outstanding Achievement Award; G.
Stephen Mason, Entrepreneurial Spirit Award; Mary Mélon, President’s Award; and Russell Perry, Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cameron currently serves as chairman of the
board and CEO of American Fidelity Assurance Company (AFA). He is also chairman
of the board of First Fidelity Bank, N.A., and a director of Insurica and
has served as an officer of American Fidelity companies since 1986 in a variety
A former Miss
America, Jayroe Gamble has been a
television personality and news anchor in Oklahoma City and the Dallas/Ft.
Worth area. She enjoyed a 16-year career in television journalism. Most
recently, she served as Oklahoma Cabinet secretary for tourism and executive
director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.
She is currently
pursuing a career as a writer and speaker with two recent books published and
an active speaking career. Her books include: Oklahoma III with David Fitzgerald (Graphic Arts Publishing); More Grace than Glamour, an
autobiography with Bob Burke (Oklahoma Heritage Association, in its second
printing); and Devote Forty Days
been the president of Cardinal Engineering Inc. since 1989. He is a registered Professional Engineer in
Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. He has
worked full-time in the waste management and environmental industry for more
than 25 years.
He currently serves on the board
of directors for the City of Oklahoma City Business Improvement District,
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, United Way of Central Oklahoma, Automobile
Alley, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, First National Bank of Oklahoma
and the Oklahoma City National Memorial, along with many other civic
Mélon was named publisher of The
Journal Record Publishing Co. in September 2001, and president and publisher in
2006. She previously served as associate
publisher and advertising director.
She was appointed
by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and currently serves as the first woman on
the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority and Oklahoma City Urban Redevelopment
Authority. She was appointed by State Health
Commissioner Terry Cline to serve on the advisory committee for Healthy Communities
and Healthy Schools.
Perry is a businessman, banker,
community leader, former state official, publisher and broadcaster. Perry
started the Black Chronicle, in 1979.
Today, it is the largest weekly paid newspaper in Oklahoma.
Publishing & Broadcasting is the largest independently-owned radio group in
Oklahoma. Its network of eleven stations reaches 99% of the African American
community in Oklahoma with Urban radio.
owns the controlling interest in a small Oklahoma City bank. Gov. Frank Keating
appointed Perry his Secretary of Commerce, and he was the first African
American to ever serve in that position.
to recognizing members of the business community, the Oklahoma Commerce &
Industry Hall of Honor luncheon benefits the Meinders School of Business
scholarship program. Corporate sponsorships and individual tickets are
available. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Melissa Cory
at 208-5540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.