In its 75-year history, Casady's graduates have been educated in mind, body, and spirit.
Casady's Celebration of Alumni
Casady profiles many of its alumni through discussion, alumni boards, Class Notes and other ways; we like to spotlight our alums. Profiled here are the Alumni Awards honorees. If you would like to submit yourself or another alum for a spotlight please contact the Casady Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 749-3162.
Distinguished Graduate President & Chief Operating Officer, Zions Bancorporation Chairman, Amegy Bank of Texas
Scott McLean serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Zions Bancorporation and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation's premier financial services companies, consisting of a collection of community banks in 11 western U.S. states with combined total assets exceeding $90 billion. Having joined the company’s Texas subsidiary, Amegy Bank, in 2002, he served as Chief Executive officer and continues to serve as Chairman.
Dr. Anu Bajaj is a highly respected plastic surgeon who is widely recognized for breast surgery and reconstruction skills. Her cosmetic surgery expertise also includes facial surgery, body sculpting, and minimally invasive procedures. In 2007, she returned home to Oklahoma City to join her father, who retired in 2020, in the practice of plastic surgery. She previously served as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, as well as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati.
Young Alumni Achievement Marketing at Numerated Former Co-Founder and CEO of Fincura
Max Blumenthal is an expert in business lending technology. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Fincura, a software company that helps banks to lend to commercial clients and small businesses. After five years, he sold Fincura to Numerated, a high-growth, VC-backed company that transforms how banks lend to businesses, where he now runs Marketing.
Distinguished Graduate Retired Founder of VeriFone, TraceGains
William Pape '68 is the co-founder and EVP of TraceGains, Inc., a software company that improves food supply chain safety and profitability by helping companies produce better finished goods faster and more cost-effectively.
Alumni Achievement Award Founder and CEO of Marion Parke Shoes
Marion Parke '00 is an American podiatric surgeon and luxury footwear designer. Motivated by her vision for footwear with intelligent design, her brand seamlessly blends thoughtful structure with an elegant, yet edgy, style.
Young Alumni Achievement Owner and Founder of Viva Vita
Carleigh Berryman '15 is an international virtual reality and healthcare expert. She has been a featured speaker at conferences across the U.S. and abroad and will be a featured author in the upcoming book Applied Virtual Reality in Healthcare: Case Studies and Perspectives. Most notably, Carleigh is recognized for her work as the CEO & Founder of Viva Vita, a start-up that has delivered virtual reality to thousands of seniors across the United States for better mental health and quality of life.
Distinguished Graduate 2020 Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY
Kent Sepkowitz attended Casady from kindergarten (taught by Miss Jay) through graduation in 1971 (taught by many). For many years in elementary school, he had perfect attendance as did his siblings Julie, Doug, Warren, and Sara, all of whom graduated as Cyclones. After college and medical school at the University of Oklahoma, he moved to New York City for additional medical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Alumni Achievement 2020 Chief of Infectious Diseases, Emory University Hospital Atlanta, GA
Aneesh K. Mehta, M.D. attended Casady from grades 2-12 and graduated in 1995. He completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University, obtaining a B.S. in Biology in 1999. He returned to Oklahoma to attend medical school at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from 1999-2003. Dr. Mehta then returned to Emory for training in Internal Medicine, and then in Infectious Diseases. During his Infectious Diseases fellowship, he also completed training in Transplant Immunology. In July 2009, Dr. Mehta joined the faculty of Emory University as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and as the Assistant Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Section. In 2013, he was made Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases Services for Emory University Hospital, and in 2020, he was named the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Emory University Hospital. In 2017, he was promoted to Associate Professor. He is also a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the American Transplant Society.
Young Alumni Achievement 2020 Expansion Manager, New York City Department of Education New York, NY
Tori Fenton currently works as an Expansion Manager at the New York City Department Education, leading the expansion of the historic initiative to provide free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for every three- and four-year-old in New York City. Over the past four years, she has built strategic partnerships with Superintendents and Principals and collaborated with her team to support over 650 schools. Tori is honored to have built a career foundation that prioritizes equity through an antiracist perspective in service to the students and communities in our nation’s largest city.
Distinguished Graduate 2019 Owner and President, MetroMark Properties Oklahoma City, OK
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Kent attended Casady School from the first grade until he graduated Cum Laude in 1969. He graduated from Williams College in 1973 with a B.A. in History. His first job after graduation was with Casady School as a teacher and coach for 3 years. During this time he started the Summer Casady Tennis Camp.
Alumni Achievement 2019 Chief Sustainability Officer, Mastercard New York, NY
Kristina is Mastercard’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. A catalyst for change, she works with Mastercard’s Board of Directors and senior executives to advance sustainability and drive strategic growth. She is helping shape Mastercard’s business strategy through its commitment to sustainability, which comes from the long-held belief that doing good for society helps them do well as a company.
Young Alumni Achievement 2019 Associate Producer, Stacey Mindich Productions New York, NY
Caitlin Clements is Associate Producer at Stacey Mindich Productions, the Manhattan-based Broadway producing office behind the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. While at SMP, Caitlin has been directly involved with the development of Dear Evan Hansen, beginning with the musical’s earliest readings and workshops in 2014, followed by a 2015 World Premiere production at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and the subsequent 2016 off-Broadway run at Second Stage Theatre.
Distinguished Graduate 2018 Executive Vice-President for Finance & Administration, Clements Foods Co. Oklahoma City, OK
Robert Clements entered Casady School in pre-school in the Fall of 1962 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Casady with the Class of 1976. He received his A.B. Degree in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1980. He graduated from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1982.
Alumni Achievement 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and Business Development, Hulu Pacific Palisades, CA
Elaine Paul is the Chief Financial Officer, Strategy & Business Development at Hulu. As CFO she partners with Hulu’s executive management team, CEO, and Board of Directors to drive growth and efficiency at one of the fastest growing digital media companies. Elaine joined Hulu in 2013.
Alexa Cook is a Property Sales Executive at CAA Sports, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). CAA Sports represents more than 1,700 of the world’s best athletes, coaches, on-air broadcasters, and other sports personalities, in addition to such world renowned properties as Formula 1, Madison Square Garden, Manchester City F.C., the NCAA Championships, the Golden State Warriors, and the USGA | US Open Championship, among others.
Distinguished Graduate 2017 Attorney and Founding Partner, Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, PLLC Oklahoma City, OK
George Corbyn graduated from Casady in 1966 where he was the captain of the football and basketball teams. He graduated from Stanford University in 1970. Mr. Corbyn obtained his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1973 and since then has practiced law in Oklahoma City. He is the founding partner of Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, PLLC. He is a trial lawyer, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is included in the Oklahoma Super Lawyers (Top 10 2006 – 2016), Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA (America’s Leading Lawyers in Litigation).
Alumni Achievement 2017 Director of Services for Logan County, Family Builders Oklahoma City, OK
Susan Russell-Stewart is on the staff of Family Builders, Oklahoma City, as director of services for Logan County, where she runs the batterers intervention and child abuse prevention programs. She also provides parenting courses at Palomar: Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center.
Young Alumni Achievement 2017 Investigative Reporter, WFAA 8 Dallas, TX
“Every day I have the opportunity to give a voice to the voiceless and shine a light in areas that, quite frankly, some probably prefer to be kept dark,” says Charlotte Huffman, an award-winning investigative reporter at WFAA who joined News 8 Investigates Team in 2015. “That’s why I love my job.”
Private Investor and Founding Partner, Anthos Capital
Eff Martin is a private investor and a founding partner of Anthos Capital and is a former General Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Martin spent 32 years in the investment banking industry, the last 22 at Goldman Sachs.
Alumni Achievement 2016 President and Co-Founder, Center for Economic Development Law Oklahoma City, OK
Leslie V. Batchelor is president and co-founder of the Center for Economic Development Law, a law firm that focuses primarily on public-private development projects. Leslie represents cities, towns, and other public entities around the state to help them grow their economies, tackle financing challenges, and achieve their development goals. Ms. Batchelor is nationally recognized for her expertise in public-private partnerships, tax increment financing techniques, and other redevelopment and financing strategies.
Alumni Achievement Award 2015 Manager-Community Relations, Oklahoma Natural Gas Tulsa, OK
Joe Williams is a former Tulsa City Councilman. He was first elected to Council District 1 in March 1994 and served five terms before deciding not to seek re-election and stepping down from his post in 2004. During his tenure, Mr. Williams was elected by his Council peers in 1997 to serve as Council Chairman, becoming the first African-American in Tulsa history to hold that position.
Young Alumni Achievement Award 2015 Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground Station, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services Denver, CO
Kathryn Fox graduated from Casady in 2003. At Casady, she had passions for academics and athletics. She played varsity volleyball, basketball, and softball and was the captain for both volleyball and softball. She was captivated by chemistry, physics and calculus. One of the biggest lessons Ms. Fox learned from Casady was persistence and willingness to tackle any problem.
Young Alumni Achievement Award 2015 International Development Professional and Middle East Specialist, USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives Turkey
Macey Stapleton is an international development professional and Middle East specialist, dedicating the past three years of her career to Syria conflict response and leading monitoring, evaluation, research, and analysis efforts for the USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI).
Casady Alumni Achievement Award 2014 Restaurant Entrepreneur Oklahoma City, OK
Christopher A. Lower was a “lifer” at Casady School, starting in kindergarten and graduating in the Class of 1974. After finishing at Casady, Chris attended Grinnell College in Iowa and graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis on journalism. He was the editor of the weekly student newspaper during his senior year at Grinnell.
Casady Alumni Achievement Award 2014 Principal, S Design Inc. Oklahoma City, OK
Sarah Mason Sears is an award-winning branding and design professional and AIGA Fellow in Oklahoma City. She is the founder and principal of S Design Inc., a design firm focused on branding and marketing. Sarah speaks at local and regional events evangelizing how branding, design, and digital marketing is a catalyst for business and organizational growth.
Casady Young Alumni Achievement Award 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Raytheon Solipsys Arlington, VA
Erik Sallee graduated from Casady in 2000 and matriculated to Vanderbilt University with a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship. When he graduated in 2004, he received a commission in the Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant. At the Marine Corps Basic School, he was named to the Commanding General’s Honor Roll.
Distinguished Graduate 2013 CEO/President, Roserock Films Burbank, CA
Hunt Lowry is the CEO/ President of Roserock Films located on the Warner Bros. lot. He has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. for feature films and facilitated a strategic partnership between Warner Bros. and Abu Dhabi for the establishment of a Warner Bros. theme park, hotel, and theaters in Abu Dhabi along with a film company and interactive games fund with Warner Bros.
Casady's Young Alumni Achievement Honoree 2013 Vice President of Operations, Fowler Holding Co. General Manager, Fowler Volkswagon Norman, OK
A lifelong resident of Norman, Jonathan Fowler grew up around automobiles and art. He began his career in the auto industry at age six by delivering mail at his grandfather’s Toyota store and now represents the third generation in his family to lead a dealership.
The Casady Alumni Association's Board of Directors has selected E. Carey Joullian '78 as Casady's 2012 Distinguished Graduate. The Distinguished Graduate Award is presented annually to a Casady graduate who demonstrates loyalty to the School; renders service to the community; excels professionally; and achieves recognition on a local, state, national or international level.
Casady Alumni Achievement 2012 Chief Executive Officer Physical Therapy Central Inc.
Bridgit Finley has been named Casady’s 2012 Alumni Achievement Award recipient. A graduate is selected for Alumni Achievement in recognition of her exceptional pursuit of personal or professional goals. Bridgit is the private practice owner and CEO of Physical Therapy Central, based in Norman, which has expanded to 10 locations across the state. Bridgit is a physical therapist specializing in manual therapy, spinal dysfunctions, total joint replacement and clinical education.
Casady Young Alumni Achievement 2012 Director of Threat Finance Research World-Check, a Thomson Reuters business
John S. Solomon ’98 is Director of Threat Finance Research for World-Check, a Thomson Reuters business. World-Check is the leading provider of risk-relevant intelligence to the largest and most influential banks and government agencies around the world, including 49 of the world’s top 50 banks and over 200 intelligence, law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
Casady's Distinguished Graduate 2011 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer MidFirst Bank
Banker, investor and entrepreneur G. Jeffrey Records Jr., received Casady's highest honor bestowed on an alum, the Distinguished Graduate Award in 2011. This award is presented annually to a Casady graduate who demonstrates loyalty to the School; renders service to the community; excels professionally; and achieves recognition on a local, state, national or international level.
Casady Alumni Achievement 2011 Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing Duke University
Judith Cheek Hays has devoted her professional life to gerontological research, nursing education, and scientific writing. At Duke she is a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and member of the Department of Psychiatry and School of Nursing faculties, having served as the division chair of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Casady Alumni Achievement 2011 George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, Dean of the Divinity School Duke University
Richard B. Hays is an internationally recognized scholar whose work has focused on the letters of the Apostle Paul and on New Testament ethics. His work has bridged the disciplines of biblical criticism and literary studies, exploring the innovative ways in which early Christian writers interpreted Israel's Scripture.
Casady Alumni Achievement 2011 Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations Perimeter Technology
Following the dot com bust in 2002, Todd Currie partnered with two former co-workers to form a new IT services company. This group of founders brought on four additional partners and acquired a former Williams Communications data center in March 2003, and began Perimeter Technology Center, which has grown into Oklahoma’s largest commercial data center provider. Perimeter purchased a former Genuity data center facility in Tulsa in 2004 and in 2008, built a state-of-the-art facility on a 15-acre campus in Oklahoma City.
United States Marine Corps Casady Young Alumni Achievement 2011
Chandler Sims was honored in 2011 with Casady's Young Alumni Achievement award, which recognizes the graduate from the last 15 years who renders service to his university or community, and excels in a profession or pursuit of education.
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