Exceeding Expectations Against Devastating Odds: A Throwback to the "Good old days"
Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 2:00 P.M.
Cameron University Library, Lawton, OK
Since 1991, Anita Arnold has served as Executive Director of BLAC, Inc. Ms. Arnold is a former executive of the U.S. Postal Service where she had the responsibility for national information systems for Real Estate and Buildings of the Postal Service. She was the second highest level female Postal Service executive in the country. Ms. Arnold is a retired district manager of AT&T Consumer Products where she managed a $1.8 billion product line of purchased data products and is owner of Investment Brokerage Company and Argos properties. She is the recipient of the coveted Governor's Arts Award and the Pathmakers of Oklahoma City/County Award. She was a member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Advisory committee for three years. She received the 2010 Oklahoma Human Rights Award. She is author of four cultural history books: "Charlie and the Deuce," "Legendary Times and Tales of Second Street," "The Charlie Christian Photo Album" and "Oklahoma City Music: Deep Deuce and Beyond."
Other distinguished achievements include: Member of the Democratic Site Selection Committee for the 1988 Democratic Convention held in Atlanta, GA. Member of task force that created the AT&T Foundation in 1984. Appointed by Mayor Ron Norick to serve on task force to create the Oklahoma National Memorial and served as Co-chair of the Archives Committee. She is founder of the AT&T employee organization The Alliance, established in 1983 that has a membership of over 10,000 members nationwide. Ms. Arnold is one of the Uncrowned Queens of Oklahoma and was instrumental in the publication of this book of state-wide "sheroes." In 2012, she was selected as Multi-Cultural Citizen of the Year by the Multi-Cultural Institute of Oklahoma and is a recipient of the Delta Kappa Gamma State 2012 Creative Women of Oklahoma Award.