Volunteer of the Year

 Lisa Byford, a longtime community worker, was named Volunteer of the Year for the United Way of Stephens County at its annual meeting Thursday, June 22, 2017.

She was singled out for her participation with the Loaned Executive division of the recent successful fund-raising campaign.

“Our loaned executives are critically important to our success,” Betty Beck, chairman of the group, explained.  “They make available the opportunity for businesses, industries and their employees to understand the United Way commitment and to share various ways they can not only get involved, but make a positive difference. They add personality to the campaign, answering questions and sharing information.” 

Byford’s recognition was not a surprise.  She has been active in a number of areas.  She just completed her fifth year as a loaned executive.  She has been a campaign solicitor and team captain, a member of the allocations committee, a reader in the Readers & Leaders program and a participant in the annual Day of Caring.  Her Duncan Chamber of Commerce activities include being an Ambassador, Rookie Ambassador of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and chairman of the Ambassadors.  She is a member of the Chisholm Trail Kiwanis Club, a member of the Plato PTO and is a member of the Chisholm Trail Prairie Circuit Rodeo committee.

An enthusiastic fan of Oklahoma football and ‘80’s music, Byford has worked 23 years for BancFirst where she is Vice President for Treasury Management, dealing with bushiness development, electronic banking and employee coaching.