2019-2021 Board

Noël Freeman, SCMP
President – Tulsa, OK



Noël is proud to be on the marketing and communications team at T.D. Williamson. She has 14 years of experience in various areas such as business development, project management, client satisfaction, marketing strategy, web development, graphic design, media relations, and digital marketing. Noël joined IABC Tulsa in 2017 as the Co-VP of Professional Development. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication from Eastern New Mexico University.  In January 2010, she founded Wheels of Love, Inc., which donates vehicles to needy families in eastern New Mexico and west Texas — to date, the organization has assisted over 200 families, and the idea has been used in additional cities and states. Noël became a proud Tulsa resident in 2016, after relocating from New Mexico. Noël and her husband Matt (a Colorado transplant), enjoy outdoor activities and adventure with their two little boys, Rylan and Kaynen.

LeslieAgeeLeslie Agee, SCMP
Past President (2018-2019 term) Vice President of Special Events – Tulsa, OK



Leslie is manager of external communications at Helmerich & Payne, where she leads a variety of communications initiatives. Prior to joining H&P in 2018, Leslie worked at Linde Engineering North America as head of communications and marketing. Leslie has been an IABC member since 2013 and served on the IABC Tulsa Board since 2014.  A native of Texas by way of Florida, Leslie earned her degree in Marketing at the University of Central Florida. In her spare time Leslie enjoys staying active, traveling and spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and their dog, Lucy.

Becky Carver
Co-Vice President of Professional Development – Tulsa, OK



Becky is a supervisor of communications at ONEOK, primarily responsible for internal communications. Prior to joining ONEOK in 2014, she worked at Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma as a communications specialist. She has been an IABC member since 2014 and board member since 2017. Originally from Bartlesville, Becky earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Oklahoma State University. She enjoys traveling and experiencing the birthplaces of food; visiting national parks; and hanging out with her husband Todd and pup Tux.

Jennifer Rector, SCMP
Co-Vice President of Professional Development – Tulsa, OK



Jennifer has spent the past five years helping to stand up communications and branding for ONE Gas. As manager of communications, her experience ranges from internal communications to media relations and advertising – focused mostly on the energy industry. Prior to ONE Gas, she joined ONEOK in 2007 following roles in the newspaper industry. In 2018, Jennifer completed a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership at Gonzaga University and is currently focused on growing her independent studio – Ridgeback. She grew up in Oklahoma and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jesse and two boys – Cael and Rigby.

Casey Smith
Co-Vice President of Communications – Tulsa, OK



Casey works in the communications department at SemGroup Corp. where she contributes to both internal and external messaging. She joined SemGroup in 2017 as a “newbie” to corporate communications and decided to become a member of IABC to help her with the transition (it did!). Previously Casey worked as a reporter who during her time in journalism covered energy and was a member of a special projects team. A Dallas native, Casey attended college at the University of Missouri. When not working she enjoys running, writing fiction and spending time with friends and family.


Brenna Peterson
Co-Vice President of Communications – Tulsa, OK



Brenna Peterson joined Reading Partners in 2016 as the community engagement coordinator and now serves as the region’s external relations associate. She has previous experience with marketing, communications, and volunteer management, ranging from nonprofit work at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Tulsa to organic farming at Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, Texas. Brenna has a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders (deaf education and deaf studies) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kayla Swan
Vice President of Special Events – Tulsa, OK


Kayla is a communications specialist at Helmerich & Payne, Inc., where she supports the organization’s internal and digital communications. Before joining Helmerich & Payne in 2018, she worked at Tenaris Global Services in Houston, TX as their digital marketing specialist. Kayla joined IABC in February 2019 and received the Rising Star Award at the Tulsa chapter’s 2019 Bronze Quill Awards. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Tulsa with a double major in Communications and Spanish and a minor in Education. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her fiancé Michael, and their dog, Brady.

Lainie Harber
Vice President of Membership – Tulsa, OK



Lainie looks after internal communications at Helmerich and Payne where she oversees the company’s award-winning intranet, strategic messaging and internal communications. She joined H&P in 2018 to help build the newly formed Communications function after previously managing executive communications at Jacobs Engineering in Dallas, Texas. Lainie has been an IABC member since 2018 and truly values the expertise and commitment of the organization. Lainie is a Kansas girl and earned her Masters of Journalism and Strategic Communication from the University of Kansas in 2013. In her spare time, Lainie likes to travel, cook and have adventures with her husband, Scott, and their Australian Shepherd, Marlow.

Abigail Loveall
Vice President of Finance – Bentonville, AR



Abigail is a communications manager for the Global Office of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) for Walmart, primarily responsible for graphic design and communications for CDI. Within Walmart, the Global Office of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion’s mission is to create an inclusive culture for all associates who work at Walmart, as well as customers in the store. Originally from Kansas City, Mo., Abigail joined Walmart in 2013 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. She currently lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Ashley Cleveland
Vice President of Awards – Tulsa, OK



Ashley is a senior communications consultant at ONE Gas, responsible for supporting customer communications and various initiatives within the company. She joined ONE Gas in 2016, previously serving in communications roles for ONEOK, the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and James Lee Witt Associates. Ashley has been a member of IABC since 2011. She attended Oklahoma State University where she earned a degree in Journalism. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, Patrick, and their two dogs, Jackson and Charlie.

Audrey Ruark
Secretary – Stillwater, OK



Audrey is a senior at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Strategic Communications and minoring in Emergency Management. In addition to her schooling from Oklahoma State, she participated in a semester-long study abroad program in the spring of 2019 where she attended Richmond University in London, United Kingdom. Audrey spent the summer of 2019 as a marketing intern for Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa where she completed a variety of key projects, such as assisting with CTCA Tulsa social media, assembling a community investment report, and helping with a campus-wide philanthropic campaign. In her free time, Audrey enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with friends and family.