Lucy Parker, Administrative Manager of Wilco Machine & Fab in Marlow, has been elected chairman of the United Way of Stephens County.
A graduate of Leadership Duncan Class XX, she assumes her new position July 1, replacing Nicole Punneo, Operations Manager of the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF). Zac Pogue, Vice President of First National Bank in Velma was elected vice chairman; Jared Head, Financial Manager at Wilco Machine & Fab, treasurer; and Adrianne Arrington of Jay Kinder Real Estate, secretary.
Punneo becomes immediate past chairman of the United Way and remains on the board of directors for another year.
“I am honored to serve the United Way of Stephens County,” Parker said. “I have greatly enjoyed my service to this great organization and have built lifelong relationships with amazing people. We have an amazing board that will be working together to continue improving the quality of life in Stephens County by uniting the countless resources we have in our community.”
Parker joined the United Way board in July 2013. In addition to serving as vice chairman of the board, she has filled key positions on the executive, board development and allocations committees. She has also been board liaison to the Duncan Community Residence, a United Way agency.
She started her career at Wilco in July 2000 as an office aide. She later became the company buyer and has worked her way into upper management over the past 17 years.
Lucy is a member of Abba’s Hands, a ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church where she also serves in the youth department. A former member of the planning committee for the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, she is on the leadership team for Propel Duncan, the local Propel Women chapter.
Originally from Missouri she married her high school sweetheart Toby, a Bray native, and they made their home in Duncan. Toby, and she have two children. Autumn, 21, is a Duncan High graduate and a senior at Oklahoma Baptist University, with plans to become a middle school math teacher. She is spending her second summer in Corinto, Nicaragua as an intern for Little One’s Ministries. Clay, 13, will enter the eighth grade at Central Junior High where he will play football, basketball and baseball. He is also an active member in the youth group at Immanuel Baptist Church.
In other business Thursday, Lourie Bleem and Eric Hennan were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors. Bleem, inventory control manager for Family Dollar Distribution, is a United Way veteran returning to the board. She is a former United Way chairman. Hennan, an owner-agent for Shelter Insurance, has been active on United Way committees, is on the Duncan Planning and Zoning Board and is a past president of the Chisholm Trail Arts Council.
They replace retiring board members and former chairmen Billie Strutton and Doug Volinski.
Other members serving on the board of directors are Darren Alaniz, Betty Beck, Carl Buckholts, Tracy Fleetwood, Shannon Hall-Sanders, Jeff Johnson, Anthony Prince and Janice Schornick.