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(Tulsa, Okla.) February 9, 2016 – SMG Tulsa, the management company of BOK Center and Cox Business Center, named Allie Thomas 2015 Employee of the Year. Thomas serves as an Event Coordinator in the Event Services Department.

Thomas was recognized for her dedication to the success of events at Cox Business Center, including her work coordinating the 2015 Painted Pony Gala, which is one of the largest events in the facility and also the largest fundraiser of the year for the client, Saint Francis. Additionally, she took the initiative to help start a wellness committee for SMG Tulsa staff and organized a bike ride across Oklahoma on stationary bikes to help spread awareness for Mental Health suicide-prevention day.

“Allie embodies our SMG Tulsa mission of being ‘Outrageously Excellent’ as we relentlessly pursue superior experiences for our clients, guests and staff. In the past year she has played an integral role in the success of events at Cox Business Center,” said SMG Tulsa General Manager Jeff Nickler.

Nickler continued: “Allie has helped many of our clients achieve their vision for their events, no matter how large or small that vision may be. Her willingness to go above and beyond and assist wherever needed coupled with her warm demeanor are all contributing factors in the decision to award her Employee of the Year.”

“I am truly honored to be the 2015 Employee of the Year for SMG Tulsa. We have such a talented team, who’s relentless work ethic, dedication to customer service and industry knowledge inspires me daily,” Thomas said. “It’s a joy to get to be a part of this wonderful team as we work together to serve our clients, customers and community.”

The SMG Tulsa Employee of the Year is voted on by an internal committee of coworkers who recognize and award the efforts of staff members who go above and beyond the scope of their positions for clients, guests and vendors.