405-406-1790 • Oklahoma City business people find ways to a help make our community a better place.

Mike Knopp

 Executive Director of RiverSport

Originally from Minnesota, Mike discovered rowing as a high school student in
Annapolis, Maryland, watching the crew from the U.S. Naval Academy. He began
pursuing his passion as an undergraduate at Oklahoma State University where he met his wife, Tempe, a fellow rower, and helped re-establish OSU’s club rowing program.
Mike went on to earn a juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma where he
founded OU’s club crew. While in law school, Mike had the opportunity to row at Oxford, United Kingdom, further fueling his passion for the sport and it’s potential in the United States.
In the late 1990s, Mike and Tempe established a home in NE Oklahoma City and were instrumental in organizing the Oklahoma Association for Rowing at Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City. A few short years later, Mike took note as the city’s MAPS program began rejuvenating the then-North Canadian River. His vision was clear as he looked toward a future that included community and collegiate rowing programs, construction of a community boathouse, and rowing events – regional, national and international – coming to life on the Oklahoma River.
Mike soon left his successful legal career to dedicate his energies full time to building Oklahoma City’s potential as “America’s next great rowing city.” In 2003, Mike was named head rowing coach at Oklahoma City University and, shortly thereafter, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation.
In just over a decade, Mike has led Oklahoma City to the forefront of the national and international rowing and kayaking communities while also developing significant community interest and participation in the sports.

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Speaking Date: Friday, May 12th @ 12:00pm

Nancy Bainbridge

EVP/Director of Tribal and Construction Lending, Chickasaw Community Bank

Executive Vice President & Director of Tribal and Construction Lending Dept.  Chickasaw Community Bank (formerly Bank2) is 100% owned by the Chickasaw Nation. Nancy uses her 40 years of Commercial and Construction lending experience to help tribes find solutions to housing challenges.  She also directs the Single Close Construction programs for the bank.  Over her career, she has held  several  bank positions as President and CEO, CFO, COO and Chief Lending Officer. She was  a trustee on the Board of FaithShares Trust, an ETF, traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Nancy has an Economics Degree from Northwestern University, Evanston IL.  She was on the Board of the OBAs Commercial Lending School.  Attended numerous lending trainings programs as trainer and trainee and holds several Native American Lending Certificates -HUD 184 -Title VI.

CCB is dedicated to helping “Build Better Lives for Everyone”.  What better way than helping Tribes/HAs/TDHEs across the US!

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Speaking Date: Friday, June 2nd @ 12:00pm


Joe Carter

VP, Development – Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Joe has over 30 years of experience in major gifts and planned giving. For the
past 19 years, he has been with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation
where he currently serves as the VP of Development. His primary
duties include oversite of all development activities of the foundation with a focus
on educating and working with donors, non-profits, professional advisors, and
their clients on structuring philanthropic plans that best meet the donor’s
charitable goals and objectives. In addition, he develops and presents continuing
education classes for all advisor groups on the technical aspects of gift planning,
the psychology of donor giving, and the advantages that charitable giving can
provide. Duties also include working with non-profit organizations on developing
their planned giving programs including board training and educational events for
He serves on the National Board of Community Foundation Development
Professionals (AdNet), is a current member and past president of the Oklahoma
Association of Charitable Gift Planners, and is a member of the OKC Estate
Planning Council. He is a graduate of the American College’s Chartered Advisor
in Philanthropy (CAP) program and currently serves as the moderator for the
OKC CAP cohorts. Prior to joining OCCF, he held positions as the Chief
Development Officer for OK Children’s Hospital Foundation, Associate Director of
Development for St. Gregory’s University, Director of Admissions for St.
Gregory’s University, and Associate Athletic Director at Oklahoma City
University. Joe received his undergraduate degrees in Finance, Marketing and
Economics from Oklahoma City University where he attended on a baseball
scholarship. He and his wife, Lori, have a seventeen-year-old son, Jaxon.

 405-606-2914          [email protected]        

Speaking Date: Friday, June 9th @ 12:00pm 

Kari Huskey

Oklahoma Blood Institute – Tic-Tac-Trivia


 405-625-4335          [email protected]          www.brewokc.com

Speaking Date: Friday, June 23rd @ 12:00pm 

Stacy McNeiland

CEO & Founder of ROAR for the CARE Center

Stacy McNeiland is the CEO & Founder of ROAR for The CARE Center.  Stacy is a graduate of UCO and OCU, holding an MBA and MLA. Stacy’s been with The CARE Center since 2013.

The CARE Center is a nationally accredited child advocacy center and the only non-profit serving the entire county of Oklahoma county.  The CARE Center is a non-profit organization focused on helping children heal after the heartbreaking act of abuse and educating children and families on abuse prevention. The CARE Center is a front-line organization, receiving cases of severe abuse within days of the disclosure/and or abuse. The CARE Center works directly with law enforcement, federal jurisdictions, DHS, medical teams, and the district attorney’s office of Oklahoma County to collect evidence and provide investigative services to solve the crime of abuse. We work with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to prosecuting the child’s offender and begin the healing process for children and families.  Our prevention program, called ROAR, was created by McNeiland in 2017. The program is award winning and nation-wide, receiving honors through the FBI and multiple state agencies. The program and the only youth-based curriculum for 4-8 year old’s has taught over 70,000 children in Oklahoma alone. Through this free, prevention programs, our goal is to end child abuse in Oklahoma.

Stacy is an active board member with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma, where she serves as Vice President & Site Reviewer as well as the FBI Citizens Academy. She is actively engaged with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofit’s, Sigma Kappa sorority, a graduate of Leadership Edmond, graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Citizen’s Academy and is a member of Rotary Oklahoma City, Club 29.  Stacy has been recognized as The Journal Record’s, Woman of the Year, Oklahoma City’s Panhellenic Woman of the Year, received Edmond’s “Most Flexible” Award, and honored as 405 Magazine’s Humanitarian Award.  Stacy lives in Edmond with her fiancé, Chris and rescue pup, Scout.

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Speaking Date: Friday, July 14th @ 12:00pm