VanLandingham to speak during fall commencement

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VanLandingham to speak during fall commencement

November 24, 2009

 Mark VanLandingham
Graduates from Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have the privilege of hearing from 1983 alumnus Mark VanLandingham during the 2009 Fall Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse.

VanLandingham was named vice president of government relations for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber in February. He had previously been involved with the Chamber as a volunteer, serving as a member of its Board of Advisors and the Government Relations Steering Committee. He joined the Chamber after working for 19 years at Kerr-McGee Corporation and three years at Tronox.

VanLandingham joined Kerr-McGee in 1986 as a litigation attorney and served in that capacity for 12 years before relocating to Washington D.C. to become the company’s manager of federal government relations. After two years in Washington D.C., he returned to Oklahoma City to serve as Kerr-McGee’s director of state government relations.

In 2006, he joined Tronox, the chemical subsidiary of Kerr-McGee, when it became an independent company. He served as that company’s vice president of government relations for three years before joining the Oklahoma City Chamber.

VanLandingham also received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1986. He is a member of the steering committee for the Oklahoma Prosperity Project, a board member of Oklahoma City Crimestoppers and a member of Rotary International Club 29 in downtown Oklahoma City.

He and his wife Christal live in Edmond with their two sons, Benjamin and Caden.

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