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Briefcase for April 11


Love’s appoints president

Love’s Travel Stops has promoted Shane Wharton to president, the company said Monday.

Wharton previously was the company’s chief financial officer. As president, he will work closely with the Love family and oversee Love’s operations and fleet sales, plus oversee its human resources, information technology and legal departments.

“Appointing Shane as president is a proactive step to support the company’s continued growth in scope and size,” said Tom Love, the company’s founder and executive chairman. “I feel confident he is the right person to help carry out our vision as we continue to grow.”

Wharton joined Love’s 22 years ago. He received an accounting degree from Oklahoma State University in 1990 and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and member of the American Institute of CPAs and Oklahoma Society of CPAs.

Love’s will conduct a nationwide search to fill the chief financial officer role, officials said.

OU professor named educator of the year

Susan Dresser, director of the Adult-Gerontology CNS Program at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma, recently was named Educator of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS).

The award recognizes an organization member for outstanding professional achievement as a clinical nurse specialist educator and acknowledges his or her commitment to excellence and innovation.

“It is my great honor to present the Educator of the Year Award to Susan Dresser,” said Immediate Past President Anne E. Hysong, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC. “She is an expert in cardiovascular nursing and an educator who enthusiastically shares her clinical and professional knowledge in order to engage students in dialogues that enrich their learning experience.”

Staff reports