Speaker Date Topic
George Geissler Jan 30, 2018
Oklahoma’s Forests and Forest Industry
Oklahoma’s Forests and Forest Industry

Geissler has been a professional forester for 22 years. A native of New Orleans, he has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Louisiana State University, a Master of Business from Harvard University and is a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester.

Before joining Oklahoma Forestry Services, Geissler owned a natural resource consulting firm based in New Mexico with clients located in 18 western states specializing in forest management and wildland fire preparedness. This company was sold in 2002.

Geissler was also the Corporate Forester for Central and Southwest Services, an electric utility holding company with operations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Montana, Great Britain and Brazil. He has also held positions as a wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service and a procurement/land management forester for a major forest products company.

4-Way Speech Contest Feb 06, 2018
4-Way Speech Contest
Dr. Kyle Toal Feb 13, 2018
National Heart Month
National Heart Month

Dr. Kyle Toal is a board certified thoracic surgeon with a specialty in cardiovascular surgery. He attended medical school at University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center and then went on to complete a fellowship in cardiovascular physiology at Massachusetts General in Boston. He then returned to the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center to complete his residency in thoracic surgery. Dr. Toal specializes in coronary bypass, valve repair and replacement, carotids, lung resections, peripheral vascular bypass, and engraft stenting of abdominal and thoracic aneurysm. Dr. Toal has been in practice for almost 30 years.Dr. Kyle Toal is a board certified thoracic surgeon with a specialty in cardiovascular surgery. He attended medical school at University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center and then went on to complete a fellowship in cardiovascular physiology at Massachusetts General in Boston. He then returned to the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center to complete his residency in thoracic surgery. Dr. Toal specializes in coronary bypass, valve repair and replacement, carotids, lung resections, peripheral vascular bypass, and engraft stenting of abdominal and thoracic aneurysm. Dr. Toal has been in practice for almost 30 years.

Guy Patton Feb 20, 2018
University North Park TIF/Arena
University North Park TIF/Arena

Guy Patton is President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Oklahoma Foundation. The Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization that serves as the principal depository for the private fundraising efforts of the University of Oklahoma. Assets of the Foundation now exceed $1.7 billion.

Prior to assuming his current role in October of 2007, Mr. Patton was with Fidelity Investments for more than 23 years where he held numerous senior management positions including general management positions in Fidelity’s institutional and retail businesses.

From 2004 until 2007, was the chief executive of all of Fidelity’s Retirement and Outsourcing business with nearly 5000 employees and revenues of over $2.5 billion. Mr. Patton was a member of Fidelity’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Patton has been a member of the board of directors for numerous for profit and not-for-profit organizations and currently serves as a director for JFF in Boston Massachusetts, Casady School and the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Foundation in Oklahoma City. His involvement at the University of Oklahoma includes being active on the Price College of Business Board of Visitors as well as chairing the Finance Division board.