Bellmon Awards Winners Panel
River Spirit Casino Resort
Thursday, November 17, 2022
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM CST
ABOUT THE BELLMON AWARDS
Despite the challenges faced this last year, businesses and organizations within the Scor3card community showed us that sustainability is as important as ever.
Join us at the Bellmon Winners Panel B2B to hear the stories of how the winning organizations got here, what moves they are making in the sustainability space, and what next is on their horizons. A full breakfast will be provided for registered attendees. We hope to see you there!
James H. Williams
Director, Office of Environmental Services, Muscogee Creek Nation
2022 Micro Category Winner
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Ali Kalenak, Educational Outreach Manager, The Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Ali has been with The M.E.T as Educational Outreach Manager since April 2019. As the sole educator for Tulsa and surrounding areas, Ali is responsible for education in area schools, as well as educational events. Before working at The Met, Ali worked as a zookeeper for 10+ years educating the public about animals and their habitats.
2022 Small Sized Organization Category Winner
Schlumberger Kellyville Learning Center
Ayman Shaaban, SLB Kellyville Learning Center Manager, Schlumberger – Kellyville Learning Center
Ayman Joined Schlumberger in 2007 as a well Services Field Engineer. During his 15 years career, Ayman held various Sales, Technical and Operations Managerial Roles in Cairo, Islamabad, Doha, Jakarta and Houston. Ayman moved to Tulsa earlier this year as Kellyville Learning Center Manager (KLC) where he is passionate about providing the best-in-class learning experience to Schlumberger Employees so they can develop on a personal and professional level while extending KLC reach to the local community.
2022 Medium Sized Organization Category Winner
Richard Kotarsky, Curator of Conservation & Scientific Advancement
Richard Kotarsky is the Curator of Conservation and Scientific Advancement at the Tulsa Zoo where he has worked for 22 years. He manages 14 wildlife conservation programs worldwide in efforts to save endangered and threatened species. He also manages the organizations mission-based research which is primarily focused on studying questions relevant to the wildlife conservation, animal care, animal welfare, and science. He currently chairs the Monarch Initiative of Tulsa and is a steering committee member of the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative (also known as Okies for Monarchs) and is the National liaison for the North American Monarch SAFE program (Saving Animals From Extinction). He also manages the Tulsa Zoos sustainable green practices and their solid waste programs. He serves on the board of directors for The Sustainability Alliance and is currently a Scor3card® Coach for the Oklahoma Aquarium; Rich also serves on the board of directors for both the Oxley Nature Center and the Endangered Primate Foundation.
2022 Large Organization Category Winner
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Patrick C. Riley, Environmental Programs Manager, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Patrick Riley has worked in the field of solid waste management more than twenty-five years. He has spent the last thirteen years with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) where he manages the Solid Waste and Sustainability Unit in the Land Protection Division. This unit includes sections responsible for Solid Waste Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement, Used Tire Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management. Patrick studied biology and chemistry at Drury University in Springfield Missouri and earned a Masters of Environmental Science degree from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining DEQ Patrick worked as an environmental consultant with Cardinal Engineering; a recycling coordinator and community relations specialist for Waste Management; and was a junior high school science teacher in Lebanon, Missouri.
2022 Overall Winner
Jerry Denton, Facilities Manager, Spirit AeroSystems
Jerry has always been involved in recycling and reducing waste, specifically paper waste. However, after joining Spirit AeroSystems as a facilities manager, he has been put in a position to raise the bar personally and professionally in the Sustainable world. Spirit AeroSystems truly focuses on People, Profit, and Planet and he enjoys being able to support and help drive that focus. Spirit AeroSystems corporate and executive support allows him and their entire Scor3card team to achieve great things at the Tulsa site. He is honored to be able to represent Spirit AeroSystems on this journey.
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