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BIG CHANGES - KOB's Executive Director Retires

 Jeanette Nance Named New Executive Director

KOB Committee ends successful search

Jeanette's involvement with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful began through her   position as Business & Community Relations Specialist for the Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality. Previously, she served as Constituent Services Division Director for Governor Brad Henry. She quickly became active on the KOB board - volunteering for a committee and helping organize the annual awards banquet.

During her time in the Governor's office and at DEQ, Jeanette traveled throughout the state and developed a passion for keeping Oklahoma beautiful.

"From tall grass prairies to forested hills, Oklahoma boasts an abundance of scenic landscapes," Nance said. "I'm thrilled with the opportunity to lead KOB and preserve the beauty of those landscapes for generations to come."

 Jeanette's nonprofit experience includes serving as assistant to the Executive Director at both the OKC Realtor Association and the OKC office of Junior Achievement. She volunteered for the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" in Bricktown for three consecutive years. She has served as treasurer on the nonprofits boards of Pioneer Country Emmaus and her neighborhood association.

Jeanette and husband Bob are Edmond residents. She is a UCO Political Sciences graduate with emphasis on Public Administration. The mother of three married children, she has four grandchildren. She is soon taking a mission trip to Africa where she and others from her church have, over several annual trips, built a church. 


Tulsa is calling Gail home....Retirement starts July 1!

On July 1, Gail Ederer, also an Edmond resident, will head home to Tulsa after wrapping up a 17-year career as the Executive Director of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. 

"It's much easier to leave KOB knowing that the incoming Executive Director is clearly perfect for the job," Ederer said. "Jeanette has the passion, the skill, the statewide network and nonprofit experience to be quite successful," she added.

"Most of my friends think I'm going to have a difficult time retiring...but how hard could it be? I've been rehearsing for years on the weekends!"

By getting back to Tulsa, Gail will join her two daughters, one son-in-law, one granddaughter and five grand-dogs - as well as many friends and other family members. "It's just time for me to be home," she said, "even though I'll miss all of you terribly." 

1 comment (Add your own)

1. markie asbill wrote:
I have been looking to volunteer with helping the Cherokee county community and keeping our town beautiful. if you could email back about where i need turn to get started helping out this year. my phone number is 918-312-7027. i am available anytime after 8pm Mon-thurs and all day friday and saturday.
Thank you, i hope to be hearing from someone soon:)

03/26/2015 @ 2:08 PM

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