ACOG Staff Roster

Executive Administration

John G. Johnson, J.D.

Executive Director of ACOG; 9-1-1 ACOG; the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Garber-Wellington Association

John G. Johnson, J.D., lives in northwest Oklahoma City. A Del City native, he is the former Mayor of Midwest City. He previously served as Deputy Director of ACOG. He’s served the organization for about 20 years and has been Executive Director since 2008.

  • Executive Leadership ★ 20+ Years of Service 100%
  • Legal Counsel 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • Financial Planning 100%
  • Executive Director, 9-1-1 ACOG 100%
  • Executive Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 100%
  • Economic Development 100%
  • Executive Director, Garber-Wellington Association 100%
  • Personnel 100%
  • Operational Planning and Management 100%
  • Community Relations and Advocacy 100%
  • Legislative Issues 100%
  • Agency Spokesperson 100%
  • B.S., Zoology, University of Oklahoma 100%
  • Juris Doctorate, Oklahoma City University 100%

Beverly K. Garner

Executive Assistant

Beverly K. Garner lives in Southeast Oklahoma City. She has worked for ACOG for more than 20 years.

  • Executive Assistant 100%
  • Administrative Assistance, Transportation Division 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • B.S., Business Administration with emphasis in Office Administration, Cameron University, Lawton, OK 100%
  • ★ 20+ Years of Service 100%
  • MOS Certification, Word, Excel 100%

John Sharp

Deputy Director / Division Director, Transportation and Planning Services

Please see full list of responsibilities under the Transportation and Planning Services Section.

Deborah C. Cook, CPA

Chief Financial Officer / Finance Division Director

Please see full list of responsibilities under the Finance Administration Section.

Jennifer McCollum, APR

Principal Staff Officer / Division Director, PR and Community Development

Please see full list of responsibilities under the Public Relations and Community Development Section.

Finance Administration

Deborah C. Cook, CPA

Finance Division Director

Debbie Cook has worked for ACOG for more than 15 years. She lives in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • Financial Planning and Administration 100%
  • Budget Planning 100%
  • Grants Administration 100%
  • Employee Benefits 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • B.S., Business Administration (Accounting Concentration), College of Charleston 100%
  • Certified Public Accountant 100%
  • Senior Staff ★ 15+ Years of Service 100%

Patricia Buckley

Accountant

Pam Gaither

Grants Accountant

Robin MacDonald

Administrative Assistant

Anita Kroth

Administrative Assistant

Anita Kroth has worked for ACOG for more than 25 years.

  • Administrative Assistant 100%
  • Receptionist 100%
  • Admin Support, ACOG Board of Directors 100%
  • State of Oklahoma Sales Tax Reports 100%
  • Reconcile Agency Bank Statements 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • ★ 25+ Years of Service 100%

IT, Facilities Management

Julie Smedlund

Division Director, IT & Facilities Management

Julie has served ACOG for more than 30 years. She lives in west Oklahoma City.

  • IT 100%
  • Facilities Management 100%
  • Operations 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • Senior Staff ★ 30+ Years of Service 100%
  • MSCE Certification 100%
  • B.A., Mass Communications, Public Relations, Oklahoma City University 100%
  • A.A., Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University 100%

David L. Heald II

IT Operations Specialist

David has worked for ACOG for five years. He is CompTIA A+ Certified. He lives in northwest OKC.

  • IT Operations 100%
  • HelpDesk 100%
  • Server, Backup and Antivirus Management 100%
  • Firewall Management, Network Security 100%
  • Internal Customer Service 100%
  • CompTIA A+ Certified 100%

We Serve Central Oklahoma

9-1-1  ACOG

Brent L. Hawkinson, ENP

9-1-1 Division Director

Brent lives in northwest Oklahoma City. He has worked for ACOG for five years. 

  • Division Management – 9-1-1 ACOG 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • Budget Preparation 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • Personnel Management 100%
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Central Oklahoma 100%
  • Certified ENP 100%
  • ★ 30+ Years – Corporate Telecommunications 100%
  • Senior Staff 100%

Mike Davis

9-1-1 GIS Manager

Mike Davis has worked for ACOG for 4 years. He lives in south Oklahoma City, Cleveland County.

  • GIS 100%
  • 9-1-1 100%
  • 9-1-1 Data Management 100%
  • Supervisory Responsibilities 100%

Tanner Jones

9-1-1 GIS Specialist

Tanner lives in Yukon.

  • ArcGIS Suite 100%
  • 9-1-1 Addressing 100%
  • MSAG (Master Street Address Guide) Creation, Maintenance 100%
  • 9-1-1 Map Creation 100%
  • 9-1-1 Address Point Assignment, Upkeep 100%
  • Digitalizing, Inputting Plat Information 100%
  • 9-1-1 Data Transfers 100%
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma 100%

Vella Fogarty

9-1-1 Administrative Assistant

  • Administrative Support, 9-1-1 ACOG Board of Directors 100%
  • Administrative Support, 9-1-1 ACOG Technical Committee 100%
  • Notary Public 100%
  • Bachelor of Science, In-Progress (Organizational Leadership) 75%

Robin Murray

9-1-1 Programs Manager

Robin Murray is new to ACOG having previously worked for the City of Nichols Hills for many years.

  • Program Management, 9-1-1 ACOG 100%
  • TERT Leader Training, Communications Supervisor Training, APCO Instructor Training, etc. 100%
  • Guest Lecturer (Public Safety) OU, UCO, OCU 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • Personnel Management 100%
  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Oklahoma 100%
  • Associates Degree, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York 100%
  • CLEET Certified ★ First Female Police Officer, Bethany, Oklahoma 100%
  • ★ 29+ Years – Public Safety Sector 100%

Rachel Tiger

9-1-1 GIS Technician

Rachel is new to ACOG having previously worked in GIS for OKIE811 and EODD. She lives in south Oklahoma City, Cleveland County. 

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 100%
  • 9-1-1 Addressing 100%
  • 9-1-1 Map Creation 100%
  • 9-1-1 Address Point Assignment, Upkeep 100%
  • 9-1-1 Address Point Assignment, Upkeep 100%
  • Digitalizing, Inputting Plat Information 100%
  • Associate of Applied Science, Nursing, Connors State College, Muskogee, OK 100%
  • Associate of the Arts in Psychology, Connors State College, Muskogee, OK 100%
  • B.A. in Psychology (In-Progress), University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond 75%

Chris Camp

9-1-1 Support Manager

  • MAARS 9-1-1 Certification 100%
  • MAARS-VIEW Certification 100%
  • PEI Vesta Certification 100%
  • Airbus DS 9-1-1 systems Certification 100%
  • Power 9-1-1 Admin 1, and 2 Certification 100%
  • M100 Viper Training M200 Viper Training Certifications 100%
  • M201 Multi-Node Training Certification 100%
  • Core Call Handling Installation and Configuration Certification 100%
  • Personnel Management 100%
  • Multiple AT&T Certifications including Digital Transmission, Analog Data Transmission, Circuit Reading, Cable Repair, Cable Fault Isolation, Digital Multiplexing, Nortel CPE, NEC CPE, ATT CPE 100%

Ben Bailey

9-1-1 System Specialist I

Ben has been with ACOG for four years. 

  • M100 Viper Training M200 Viper Training Certifications 100%
  • M201 Multi-Node Training Certification 100%
  • Core Call Handling Installation and Configuration Certification 100%
  • Service and Maintain the 911 system for our PSAPs 100%
  • 24/7 PSAP Support 100%
  • Installing New PSAPS, Users 100%
  • Maintain Hardware – Servers, Workstations 100%
  • Maintain Software 100%
  • A+ and Net+ certification, Moore-Norman Technology Center 100%

Kale Littlefield

9-1-1 System Specialist I

Transportation & Planning Services

John Sharp

Deputy Director / Division Director, Transportation and Planning Services

John lives on a farm in rural Southeast Oklahoma City. In 2004, he established the organization’s first formal Bicycle and Pedestrian program.

  • Program Management 100%
  • Transportation Planning 100%
  • Demographics, Census Data 100%
  • Land Use 100%
  • GIS 100%
  • Multi-Modal Transportation 100%
  • Regional Transportation Planning 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • Budget Planning 100%
  • Personnel Management 100%
  • MRCP, Planning, University of Oklahoma 100%
  • B.S., Geography, Oklahoma State University 100%
  • Senior Staff ★ 30+ Years of Service 100%

OPEN

Program Coordinator – Multimodal and Livability

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Jennifer Sebesta

Program Coordinator

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 100%
  • Transportation Planning 100%
  • Scenario Planning/Land Use Modeling 100%
  • Socio-Economic Data Analysis 100%
  • TPS Data Administration 100%
  • ArcGIS Online and Mapping Applications 100%
  • Technical Assistance 100%
  • M.S. Geography, Oklahoma State University 100%
  • B.A. Geography, Oklahoma State University 100%
  • B.A. Liberal Studies, Oklahoma State University 100%
  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems 100%

OPEN

Program Coordinator – Short Range Planning

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Conrad Aaron

GIS Technician

Conrad was born and raised in Ardmore and lives in Norman. He was a member of the University of Oklahoma Track and Field team where he was three-time All Conference in the shot put. 

  • ArcGIS 100%
  • Data Analysis and Collection 100%
  • Reports 100%
  • Transportation Planning 100%
  • Scenario Planning 100%
  • B.A., Geographic Information Systems, University of Oklahoma 100%

Kathryn Wenger

Program Coordinator

Kathryn Wenger first came to ACOG in 2015. We welcomed her back in 2017. 

  • Short Range Transportation Planning 100%
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 100%
  • Performance Based Planning, Programming and Management 100%
  • Congestion Management Process (CMP) 100%
  • Regional Operations Planning-Freight, ITS and TIM 100%
  • GIS, Data Support and Analysis 100%
  • A.S. in Business Administration- Piedmont Virginia Community College 100%
  • B.S. in Geography- James Madison University 100%
  • M.S. in Geography- Oklahoma State University 100%

OPEN

Assistant Planner

Shelby lives in the historic Miller Neighborhood in Oklahoma City with her husband, Alex, and three dogs. In 2016, she was named the AICP Outstanding Graduate by her professors. 

Charlotte Adcock

Charlotte lives in Norman. A firm believer in cycling as a transportation, she rides her bike to class.

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 100%
  • Long-Range Transportation Planning 100%
  • Short-Range Transportation Planning 100%
  • Demographics, Census Data 100%
  • Data Analysis 100%
  • Masters of Regional & City Planning, University of Oklahoma 75%
  • B.S. Geographic Information Science, University of Oklahoma 100%

Public Relations and Community Development

Jennifer McCollum, APR

Division Director, PR and Community Development

  • Principal Staff Officer 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • PR, Public Information, Public Involvement 100%
  • Writing, Editing, Publications, Website 100%
  • Legislative Issues, Public Affairs 100%
  • Oklahoma Association of Regional Councils 100%
  • Economic Development District Management 100%
  • Community Development 100%
  • Grant Writing and Sourcing 100%
  • Accreditation in Public Relations, PRSA 100%
  • B.A., Political Science, Speech Communication, Southern Nazarene University 100%
  • Senior Staff ★ 10 Years 100%

Eric Pollard

Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coordinator

  • Clean Cities Stakeholder Management 100%
  • Advancement of Alternative Fuels in Fleets 100%
  • Air Quality Data Collection, Analysis 100%
  • Grants Administration (CMAQ, etc.) 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • M.P.A, Sustainable Management, Presidio 100%
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Oklahoma 100%

Barbara Hurdman

Special Programs Officer; REAP, CDBG

Barbara Hurdman lives in south Oklahoma City. She has worked for ACOG for seven years.

  • Community Development Block Grant Program 100%
  • Rural Economic Action Plan 100%
  • Grants Administration 100%
  • B.A., Accounting, Business Administration: Communications, Liberty University 100%

Angela Hankins

Economic Development Program Coordinator

Angela lives in Piedmont. 

  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 100%
  • Community Development Block Grant Program 100%
  • Grants Administration 100%
  • Bachelor’s, Business Administration 100%

Phillip Schroeder

Special Programs Officer - Senior Art Designer

Phillip lives in Yukon and joined in ACOG in 2017. He has more than 18 years of experience as a graphic designer, senior creative and/or art director and his work has garnered more than 150 awards. 

  • Art Direction   100%
  • Development and Design of Creative Materials   100%
  • Initial Project Conceptualization 100%
  • Corporate Identity   100%
  • Guidance of Concept   100%
  • Overseeing Production of Printed and Interactive Materials 100%
  • Photography Direction 100%
  • Illustration Direction 100%
  • Illustration Direction 100%
  • B.A., Major: Art; Minor: Art History, SWOSU, Weatherford 100%

Water Resources

John Harrington, P.G., CFM

Water Resources Division Director

John has served ACOG for more than 30 years. He lives in Northwest Oklahoma City and is a longtime volunteer for Blue Thumb.

  • Technical Chairman, Garber-Wellington Aquifer Association 100%
  • Geology 100%
  • Groundwater Modeling 100%
  • Geophysics (ERI) 100%
  • Surface Water Modeling 100%
  • Digital Mapping and Aerial Photography 100%
  • Groundwater Well Location, Analysis 100%
  • Geophysical Service Provider 100%
  • 208 Program Coordinator 100%
  • 604(b) Grant Program Manager 100%
  • Legislative Issues (Water) 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • Strategic Planning 100%
  • Budget Planning 100%
  • B.S., Geology, University of California, Davis 100%
  • M.S., Geology, San Diego State University 100%
  • Registered Professional Geologist 100%
  • Certified Floodplain Manager 100%
  • Senior Staff ★ 30+ Years of Service 100%

Anita Kroth

Administrative Assistant

Anita has served ACOG for more than 25 years.

  • Administrative Assistant 100%
  • Receptionist 100%
  • Admin Support, ACOG Board of Directors 100%
  • State of Oklahoma Sales Tax Reports 100%
  • Reconcile Agency Bank Statements 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • ★ 25+ Years of Service 100%

Jim Anderson

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Coordinator

Jim lives in Norman.

  • Associate Grants Project Coordinator 100%
  • Capital Improvement Planning 100%
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 100%
  • Python 100%
  • Agent-Based Modeling 100%
  • Spatial Statistics 100%
  • M.A., Geography, University of South Florida 100%
  • B.A., Geography, University of South Florida 100%
  • Graduate Certificate in GIS 100%

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