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Shareholder Douglas J. Sorocco Named to the Board of Directors of Creative Oklahoma

August 2012—Doug Sorocco has been named to the Board of Directors of Creative Oklahoma, a non-profit organization advancing the economy through initiatives in education, commerce, and culture.  Sorocco said, “It’s exhilarating to be part of Creative Oklahoma’s visionary efforts to foster creativity and innovation through its North American and international initiatives.”

Formed in 2006, Creative Oklahoma is the first non-profit in theU.S.with a strategy to encourage and support the development of creativity and innovation in the education, commerce, and culture sectors.  The organization sparked the development of the National Creativity Network, a national non-profit organization linking more than 15 regions in theU.S.andCanadasharing best practices and providing national education offerings.  CreativeOklahomais the only North American region represented in the international Districts of Creativity Network, linking together 14 regions of creativity throughout the world.  Among the organization’s initiatives is the annual Oklahoma Creativity Form to be held on November 13, 2012, at theCoxConvention Centerin downtownOklahoma City.

Doug Sorocco is a shareholder at Dunlap Codding and is known for his creative and strategic collaborations with the firm’s intellectual property clients.  He, along with firm associate Michelle Briggs, recently authored “Who Owns It?  Copyright Ownership for the Collaborative Age,” in the fall 2012 issue of Paradigm, the magazine of Primerus, an international society of boutique law firms.

Along with Doug Sorocco, the board, officers, and advisors of Creative Oklahoma represent some ofOklahoma’s finest companies, individuals, and organizations.

Board of Directors 

Chair—Don Betz, UniversityofCentral Oklahoma, President
Past Chair—Ken Fergeson, NBCOklahoma, Chairman
Founding Chair—BurnsHargis,OklahomaState University, President
Treasurer—John McCarroll, OETA-TV, Executive Director
Secretary—Mark Robertson, Robertson & Williams, Partner
President—Susan McCalmont, CreativeOklahoma

Directors and Affiliations 

  • Judy Allen, Choctaw Nation, Executive Director of Public Relations
  • Jari Askins, OUHealthSciencesCenter, Associate Provost For External Relations
  • Scott Booker, TheAcademyofContemporaryMusic at theUniversityofCentral Oklahoma, Executive Director
  • Ken Busby,TulsaArts & Humanities Council, Executive Director
  • Allen Brown, Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, Principal
  • Bart Conner, Perfect 10 Productions, CEO
  • Kyle Dahlem, The DaVinci Institute, Board President
  • Randy Decker, SandRidge Energy, Inc., Director of Community Relations
  • John DeSteiguer, OklahomaChristianUniversity, President
  • Jenny Dunning,KeystoneAdventureSchooland Farm, Founder
  • Jeanette Elliott, Ackerman-McQueen, Executive Vice President, Creative Director
  • Robyn Elliott, Chickasaw Nation, Division of Comm., Administrator
  • John Feaver, USAO, President
  • Pageant Ferriabough, Busine$$’s Resources Unlimited, President & CEO
  • Mary Frates, Civic Volunteer
  • Brent Gooden, The Gooden Group, President
  • Susan Harkness, OG&E Energy Corp., Public Affairs
  • JeanHendrickson,OklahomaA+ Schools, Executive Director
  • Robert Henry,Oklahoma CityUniversity, President
  • Gail Huneryager, Crowe & Dunlevy, Director of Business Development
  • John Kennedy, Irish Realty, CEO
  • Julia Kirt,OklahomaVisual Arts Coalition, Executive Director
  • Tim Langenberg, Devon Energy Corp, Creative Dir. of Corp. Comm.
  • Greg Main, President, St. Gregory’s University
  • JimMason,OklahomaNanotechnology Initiative, Executive Director, OKC
  • Stephen McKeever, OklahomaStateUniversity, Vice President
  • Mike Moradi, Century Venture Partners, Managing Director
  • Deidre Myers,OKDept. of Commerce, Division Director, Research & Economic Analysis
  • Mark Parker,Oklahoma CityUniv.,WandaBassSchoolof Music, Dean
  • Harvey Pratt, OSBI, Forensic Artist/Specialist
  • Steve Prescott,OklahomaMedical Research Foundation, President
  • Andrew Ranson, Giant Capital Fund & The RegionalCenterofOklahoma, President
  • Jenifer Reynolds, AAA DiscoverOklahoma, Host
  • ShannonRich,OklahomaHeritage Association, President
  • Cynthia Rolfe,University of CentralOklahoma, Vice President, Information Technology
  • Steve Saak, Chief Executive Office, S&S Promotions, Inc.
  • Douglas Sorocco, Dunlap Codding, Director
  • Jay Spear, OPUBCO Communications Group, Business Technologist
  • Robert Sternberg,OklahomaStateUniversity, Provost
  • Ken Stoner, TEDxOKC, Organizer
  • Cynthia Swinehart, Design Concepts, Owner
  • Rich Taylor,Univ.ofOklahoma, Weitzenhoffer Coll. of Fine Arts, Dean
  • Gena Timberman, Native American Cultural & Educational Authority, Executive Director
  • Roger Webb,OklahomaChristianSchools, Interim Headmaster
  • Max Weitzenhoffer, Broadway Producer 

Founding Advisor—Sir Ken RobinsonPhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation


  • Kim Baker, OklahomaArts Council, Executive Director
  • Janet Barresi, OK Department of Education, Superintendent,Oklahoma City
  • Phil Berkenbile, OK Dept. of Career & Tech. Education, State Director,Stillwater
  • Bob Blackburn,OklahomaHistorical Society, Director,Oklahoma City
  • Michael Carolina, OklahomaCenterfor the Advancement of Science and Technology, Executive Director
  • Glenn Coffee, State ofOklahoma, Secretary of State,Oklahoma City
  • Glen Johnson,OklahomaStateRegents, Chancellor,Oklahoma City
  • Julie Knutson, TheOklahomaAcademyfor State Goals, President & CEO
  • AnnThompson, OklahomaHumanities Council, Executive Director
  • Carol Troy, Saxum Communications, Senior Vice President,Oklahoma City
  • David Lopez, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism
  • Phyllis Hudecki, Oklahoma Secretary of Education


Dunlap Codding P.C. is an Oklahoma City-based law firm serving regional, national and international clients. Established in 1957 asOklahoma’s original intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding remains the state’s largest and most versatile IP boutique. Dunlap Codding represents a substantial number of sophisticated client companies, and for the past 50 years has obtained more patents, trademarks and copyrights than any other firm in the region.

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