In its more than 65-year history, Casady's graduates have been educated in mind, body and spirit and continue to succeed.
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 Lisa Meehan '87, Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 749-3162.
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 Hinkley, 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.