FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017
OCPA Appoints Bergen, Oster, and Wehrenberg to Board of Trustees
New members bring experience from business, agriculture, and community affairs to OCPA
OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) announced today the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees— Susan Bergen of Norman, Andrew Oster of Edmond, and Molly Wehrenberg of Edmond.
“I am very pleased to welcome our new board members,” OCPA Chairman Larry Parman said. “Their years of leadership, service to Oklahoma, and entrepreneurship will be a wonderful asset to our organization and assist OCPA’s mission of limited government, individual liberty, and free-market principles.”
An entrepreneur, Susan Bergen is the President and CEO of Bergen Enterprises, established in 1965. Bergen began managing Peach Crest, a 330-acre organic farm located in Norman in 2003. In 2015, she expanded Peach Crest to include over 20,000 acres of ranchland where beef is raised. In addition to products sold in grocery stores and restaurants, Bergen Ranch partnered with the Lynn Institute to plant seven community gardens in northeast Oklahoma City to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to food deserts in the metro area.
Andrew Oster is the President and Chief Compliance Officer of Triton Wealth Advisors LLC in Edmond. A certified financial planner, Oster founded Oster Financial Group LLC in 2006, which expanded to Triton Wealth in 2011. He previously served on the Oklahoma Teacher Retirement System’s Board of Trustees, which is responsible for managing $14 billion in pension funds for Oklahoma educators. Oster currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Department of Finance at the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma and as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is a co-author of the book “Plan of Action: Strategies to Help You Build and Preserve Wealth.”
Molly Wehrenberg served as the head nurse of St. Anthony’s Hospital Eye Surgery Unit until her retirement when she began translating Spanish for doctors and non-English speaking patients. She is active in and dedicated to multiple organizations that support metro Oklahoma City, including serving on the Board of Directors for Celebrations!, Visionary Oklahoma Women, and Mobile Meals. Wehrenberg is a citizen lobbyist and is involved in many government organizations including the Edmond Republican Women’s Club, the Oklahoma Chapter of Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, and the High Noon Club. She was a 2015 recipient of the George and Martha Washington Award and the 2016 Good Samaritan Award for BOTT Radio. Wehrenberg also serves on the Advisory Board of the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women.
“It’s an honor to have a board of talented and diverse individuals to lead OCPA in its work,” OCPA president Jonathan Small said. “I look forward to working with our new members to limit government and empower Oklahomans.”
About the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) is a public policy research organization focused primarily on state-level issues. OCPA conducts research and analysis of public issues in Oklahoma from a perspective of limited government, individual liberty, and a free-market economy.