ASTEC Board of Directors
ASTEC Charter Schools' governing board consists of experienced businessmen and women from the Oklahoma City metro area. Board meetings are every other month, with committee meeting occurring monthly and open to the public. The CEO/Founder meets weekly with the board chair.
The governing board is responsible for ensuring the financial and academic success of the school. The school is led by the CEO/Founder who reports directly to the board.
As the founder, the CEO is the president of the organization, but is not a voting member of the governing board.
The advisory board members are not voting members of the governing board. Rather, they serve as ambassadors, promoting ASTEC in the community and providing expertise and advice in a number of areas.
The board does not take complaints regarding employees or students. Those issues are handled at the school level according to the procedures and guidelines found in the Parent/Scholar and Employee Handbooks.
As a public school, ASTEC Charter Schools are required by law to have an annual, independent financial audit. To date, ASTEC boasts clean audits each year since its inception.
The governing board works closely with the schools’ foundation, The ASTEC Fund, Inc., a separate nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Both entities are tax exempt and Contributions to either entity are tax deductible.
ASTEC Advisory Board
Jan Allison, Financial Planner & Franchise Owner, Ameriprise Financial
Tommy Baker, Attorney, BakerGC, PLLC
George Bradfield, University Sports Tours, LLC
Susan Calonkey, Administrative Assistant, University of Oklahoma College of Engineering
Jeff Cato, Vice President of Digital Marketing & E-commerce at Jasco Products
Clay Cockrill, Project Director, Manhattan Construction
Lorraine Friedrich, L Friedrich Identification Services (Fingerprinting), former FBI
Kathy Funston, Owner, Personal Peak Life Coaching
Dr. Bob Greve, Director of Love’s Entrepreneurship Ctr. & Assoc. Prof. of Software
Engineering, Oklahoma City University
Gail Huneryager, Chief Marketing Officer, Hogan Taylor
Rhonda Kieson, Owner, Rhonda Kieson Designs
Dr. Jack Kimbler, Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Dr. Sharon Lease, Vice Provost, Mid-America Christian University
Ryan Leonard, Partner/Shareholder, Meyer, Leonard & Allison
Brad Martin, President, Premier Insurance, LLC
Rev. Krizzo Meadows, Senior Pastor, Christ Temple Community Church
Dr. Terry Neese, Founder and CEO, Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women
Pama Palmer, Retired Educator, Community Volunteer
Kerry Robertson-Kerby, Founder, Kerry Robertson Communications/Training and Consulting Firm; Former Television Anchor
Ella Speakes, Motivational Speaker, Author and Radio Host, Positive Talk Diva on KTLR-OKC FM 94.1
Randy Tate, Director, NorthCare
Pati White, Retired Health Professional