BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cleveland County

  • Jamie Crowe – South Oklahoma City
  • Kelly Dexter – Norman
  • Brent Sykes, Vice President – Moore
  • Brianna Wall – Moore

McClain County

  • Sally Maynard – Purcell
  • Carolie Rozell, President – Newcastle

Pottawatomie County

  • Mary Carter – Tecumseh
  • Kim Freeman, Secretary – Shawnee/Tecumseh
  • Kay Hawkins – Shawnee/Tecumseh
  • Tesia Zientek – Shawnee

Ex-officio

  • Lisa Wells, Executive Director – Pioneer Library System
  • Will Merrick, Development Officer – Pioneer Library System and Foundation

STAFF

Will Merrick
Development Officer

Since 2012, Merrick served as Vice President of Foundation Management, where he assisted private foundation with their grantmaking throughout Oklahoma. He also has served in leadership fundraising positions with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Integris Health Foundation and the University of Oklahoma. Merrick is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXXI and Leadership Oklahoma Class 27. He was a member of the Journal Record’s 2015 Class of Achievers under 40. He also participated in numerous grant review and scholarship selection committees and has been involved with Philanthropy Southwest for over 10 years through serving on the Board of Directors and various committees. He received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. When not working in philanthropy, he enjoys golf, traveling, and working in the yard. He and his wife, Katie, have two sons, Tripp and Vail, and a chocolate labrador named Birdie.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Soper, JD
Donor Services Specialist

Linda spent a large portion of her childhood in libraries, and she has been an avid reader ever since.  Linda obtained both a B.A. in Journalism and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Her career includes working at non-profit organizations such as the Center for Children and Families, Inc. and the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City.  Linda also served as an Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General.

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EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN CHAMPIONS

Pioneer Library System employees serving on the team actively support the Foundation – serving as advocates and inspiring their co-workers to get involved. Representatives from all libraries help with the Employee Campaign and other fundraising events throughout the year:

Tassey Beeson
Phil Clark
Alisa Green
Jamie Hale
Leah Kenton-McGaha
Amber Luna
Beth Lyle
Tyler Maxwell

Mary Maynord
Lauren Panichelli
Maureen Pridgeon
Bonnie Ray
Angela Robertson
Valerie Ryan
Mary Sims