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August 28, 2013

Chappel appointed to professional panel

NORMAN — Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed James W. Chappel, of Norman, to serve as one of seven non-lawyers on the Professional Responsibility Tribunal, the panel of masters charged with conducting hearings on formal complaints filed against Oklahoma lawyers.

He will serve a three-year term ending in 2016.

Chappel is the community affairs manager for OG&E Energy Corporation in Norman. He has spent more than 29 years in the electric utility industry working in engineering, sales and marketing, major account management, software implementation, project management, process improvement and community affairs. He has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas.

He is a registered professional engineer and has certifications as a project management professional and business energy professional.

He serves in various community, church and civic organizations in Norman and Oklahoma City. He also volunteers as a board member for the Norman Chamber of Commerce and is the current president of the Norman Business Association. He and his wife, Claudia, have a daughter.

The tribunal consists of 21 members, seven of whom must be non-lawyers appointed by the governor. The remaining 14 must be active OBA members. Members are appointed on rotating terms of three years expiring June 30 of the given year. All masters serve without compensation except for reimbursement for travel and other expenditures.

Other recent appointments to the panel are Linda C. Haneborg, of Oklahoma City; Kirk V. Pittman, of Seiling; and Mary Lee Townsend, of Tulsa. The 17,200-member Oklahoma Bar Association was created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to advance the administration of justice and to foster and maintain learning, integrity, competence, public service and high standards of conduct among Oklahoma’s legal community.

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