Staff Bios

Important information about our training specialist.

Donald Bain

Bid Assistance Coordinator

Donnie provides assistance to businesses and industries seeking contract opportunities in selling their goods or services to the federal, local, state and county government, as well as private and commercial business and industry.
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Scott Bennett

Industrial Instructor

Scott teaches electricity and electronics courses to Corporate Training clients. His area of expertise includes electrical fundamentals, electrical circuits and diagnosis, and programmable logic controllers.
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Keith Bridges

Business and Industry Recruitment Director

As Recruitment Director, Keith works to attract companies, jobs, and other economic development opportunities to the Lawton-Fort Sill area. He has over 30 years experience in business development, management, and recruitment.
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Bill Cunningham

Bill works directly with manufacturing companies providing needs assessment and team-based consulting on process improvement, finance, marketing, supply chain, workforce development and other operational issues in the 10-county region of Southwest Oklahoma. He represents the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance under the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
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Mary Ellen Connolly

Adjunct Instructor

Mary Ellen Connolly is currently working as an HR Management Adjunct Instructor and Consultant at the Great Plains Technology Center. In this role, she has developed and instructed the six-course “HR 101 Series” and “HR for an Hour Series”.
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Kevin Henson

Business and Industry Services Coordinator

Kevin works with instructional and support staff and the statewide resources of the career and technology center network to coordinate and provide customized training programs and services to business and industry.
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Cody Holt

Small Business Management Coordinator

Cody serves as a Small Business Management Coordinator at the Economic Development Center (EDC) of Great Plains Technology Center. He works with small business owners and managers to improve business operations and presents seminars and programs to the general public on issues important to small business. Cody provides accounting expertise and tax consultant services as well as e-commerce training, business social media implementation, marketing, specialized seminars, conferences and training to EDC clients.
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Shawn Johnson

Shawn works with instructional and support staff and the statewide resources of the career and technology center network to coordinate and provide customized training programs and services to business and industry. Shawn Johnson instructs and helps to facilitate OSHA and other safety courses for corporate training clients.
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Jennifer McGrail

Small Business Development Coordinator

Jennifer serves as the Small Business Development Coordinator at the Economic Development Center (EDC) of Great Plains Technology Center. She serves the needs of those exploring the possibility of going into business or those looking to grow their existing business.
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Kent Murray

Agricultural Business Management

Kent teaches farmers and agricultural producers how to keep accurate financial records and helps them with Oklahoma linked deposit loans, whole farm analysis, stocker cattle record keeping, cow-calf record keeping, FSA loan applications, borrower training, Quicken, and Excel record training.
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Louanna Neeley

Industrial Instructor

Louanna began her industrial career as a Journeyman Electrician for JR’s Heating and Air Conditioning in 1979. In 1988, she became the Industrial Training Specialist for the Corporate Training department.
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Larry Newsom

Industrial Instructor

Larry instructs students in the use, maintenance, and safe operation of tools and equipment in the electronics and electrical areas of the industrial maintenance program. Larry has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in all stages of the manufacturing, including the supervision and training of new technicians/maintenance …
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Cassandra Willrich

Organizational Safety and Health Instructor

Cassandra teaches and develops safety and health courses for Corporate Training clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety, with a minor in Recreation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
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