ACOG Staff Roster

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%

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%

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Grants Accountant

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

  • Grants 100%
  • Accounting 100%
  • Payroll, Leave Accruals 100%
  • Benefits 100%
  • Budgets 100%
  • Bachelor’s, Business Administration 100%
  • Certified Public Accountant 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%

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%

Robin MacDonald

Administrative Assistant

Intergovernmental Services

Julie Smedlund

intergovernmental Services Division Director, Human Resources Administrator

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

  • Intergovernmental Services 100%
  • Human Resources Administrator 100%
  • Personnel Recruitment 100%
  • Operations 100%
  • Grants Administration 100%
  • IT 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%

Barbara Hurdman

Special Programs Officer

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, Liberty University 100%
  • B.A., Business Administration: Communications, Liberty 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%

Vella Fogarty

9-1-1 Administrative Assistant

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%

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%

Rachel Tiger

9-1-1 GIS Technician

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%

Lysa Baker, ENP, RPL

9-1-1 Education Coordinator

Lysa has worked for ACOG for six years. 

  • 9-1-1 Dispatcher Training 100%
  • 9-1-1 Education (General Public, Kids, Senior Citizens) and Community Outreach 100%
  • PSAP Relations and Dispatcher Recognition 100%
  • Telecommunicator Emergency Response Team 100%
  • Community Relations 100%
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Central Oklahoma 100%
  • A.A., General Education, Redlands Community College 100%
  • APCO Instructor (Public Safety, Telecommunicator, CTO, Comm Center Supervisor, Fire Service Communications) 100%
  • Registered Public Safety Leader (RPL,APCO) 100%
  • Emergency Number Professional (ENP, NENA) 100%
  • National TERT Instructor 100%
  • ★ 6 Years 100%

Chris Camp

9-1-1 Technology Coordinator

Ben Bailey

9-1-1 System Specialist I

Kale Littlefield

9-1-1 System Specialist I

Carolyn White

Transportation & Planning Services

John Sharp

Division Director, Transportation & 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%

Kathryn Wenger

Associate Planner

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

  • 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%

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%

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%

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Program Coordinator

Shelby Templin

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. 

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 100%
  • Land Use 100%
  • Report Writing 100%
  • Transit Option Analysis 100%
  • Transportation Planning 100%
  • Network Monitoring 100%
  • Short-Range Transportation Planning 100%
  • Data Analysis 100%
  • Coordination with Public Entities 100%
  • Masters of Regional & City Planning, University of Oklahoma 100%
  • B.S. Political Science, Oklahoma State University 100%

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%

Community Development & Public Affairs

Jennifer McCollum, APR

Division Director, Community Development & Public Affairs

  • PR, Public Information, Public Involvement, Com-Rel 100%
  • Writing, Editing, Publications, Website 100%
  • Legislative Issues, Public Affairs 100%
  • Oklahoma Association of Regional Councils 100%
  • Economic Development District Management 100%
  • Grant Writing and Sourcing 100%
  • Strategic Planning 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 Graduate School 100%
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Oklahoma 100%

Angela Hankins

Economic Development Program Coordinator

Angela lives in Piedmont. 

  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 100%
  • Bachelor’s, Business Administration 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%
  • Produce GIS Products 100%
  • Python 100%
  • Agent-Based Modeling 100%
  • Spatial Statistics 100%
  • M.A., Geography 100%
  • B.A., Geography 100%
  • Graduate Certificate in GIS 100%

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