2017 Employee Award winners
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections held its annual Employee Awards ceremony Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City. Nineteen employees were honored for their hard work and dedication to the agency and the State of Oklahoma.
The ceremony began with the Presentation of the Colors by Oklahoma Department of Corrections Honor Guard. The ODOC Honor Guard included Jason Madris, Cayla Seawright, Kameron Bonard and David Edelman. Kimberley Owen, the Executive Assistant to the Director, sang the national anthem.
ODOC Director, Joe Allbaugh, welcomed attendees and provided opening remarks. Sen. Roger Thompson, R-District 8, was the keynote speaker. Thompson commended ODOC employees’ work ethic and dedication to the rehabilitation of the inmate population. Agency Chaplain and Volunteer Coordinator Leo Brown gave the invocation before lunch was served.
Board of Corrections member Adam Luck, Rep. Greg Babinec, R-District 33, and Director Allbaugh presented the awards while Director of Communications, Matt Elliott, read biographies of each award winner.
While 20 employees received awards, the ODOC is deeply grateful for all staff’s commitment and excellence in continuing its mission to serve the public, its employees and the inmate population.
The employees who received awards are listed below.