Courtney Carter, 38
Manager, Human Resources – Recruiting, Communications and Culture, Enovation Controls
Carter manages corporate recruiting and events, internal communications and community involvement with Enovation Controls and says she loves helping people any way she can, whether its career counseling internally, hiring great people externally, helping someone with his or her resume or just connecting people with others. “I am a very happy, outgoing, energetic person with a passion for helping people,” she says. Carter supports many charaties, including Community Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity and Reading Partners, but says the one closest to her heart is Komen for the Cure. “My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so supporting Komen for the Cure and raising money for future research means a lot to me and my family,” she says.
Jenny Thai, 31
Project Leader, Office of Corporate Responsibility, Nordam
Thai has always enjoyed helping others, which makes her job at Nordam perfect for her. “I loved working for nonprofits, but knew eventually I’d like to be ‘corporate’ and still have a job where I could make a difference for causes I believe in,” she says. “So Nordam is a great fit.” She coordinates the company’s Tulsa Area Way Day of Caring volunteers, its United Way campaign and serves as volunteer for Tulsa Flight Night among other activities. Her personal cause is animal welfare, and she is a volunteer for the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals. “If I ever won a large sum of money, the first thing I would do is set up low-cost spay/neuter clinics across Oklahoma to take care of the overpopulation problem so all pets get the chance to be loved,” she says.
Mike McInelly, 33
CEO, Spring Dental
AS CEO of Spring Dental, McInelly has grown the company from one practice to eight practices in the past 18 months by being committed to the company’s customers receiving the best care possible. “Luckily, I am surrounded by a fantastic team that is committed to this very cause and passionate about serving our wonderful patients, who we consider members of the Spring Dental family.” He also volunteers about 10 hours a week as a leader of youth at his church and coaches football and other youth sports for programs in Jenks. He and his wife regularly take their children on mission trips, both domestically and in Latin America, and says volunteerism has given him experiences that have completely changed his perspective on life. “It has converted me to a life of altruistic living and putting others first and making a difference in the community by focusing on helping individuals,” he says.