Keynote Speakers

Terry May

Keynote Speaker

Founder/President of MESA

Keynote Speaker, Terry May

Terry May founded MESA in 1979 and has managed its growth from a one man service operation to a nationwide company. MESA provides services and material distribution specializing in corrosion control and pipeline integrity solutions.

Terry graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas in El Paso. He is a registered professional engineer, an accredited NACE Corrosion Specialist, and a certified NACE Instructor.

He has served as the president of the NACE Foundation, the chairman of the board for Oklahoma Quality Foundation, and is actively involved with the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Foundation. MESA has received two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards, the Oklahoma Quality Award, and the Oklahoma Ethics Compass Award.

Ashley Barton

Student Respondent

Bachelor of Technology, Software Development & Information Assurance and Forensics

Student Respondent, Ashley Barton

Ashley Nicole Barton, from Atoka, is graduating with a Bachelor of Technology in Software Development and Information Assurance and Forensics from the School of Information Technology.

While a student at OSU Institute of Technology, Barton was member of the Network Gaming Executives and the Association of Information Technology Professionals, where she served as secretary.

Before earning her Bachelor’s degree, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from OSUIT with an Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Science and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

She is currently working as a junior application developer at OSU in Stillwater and is exploring options for further education in computer science at OSU.

When she’s not working or taking classes, Barton said she likes to explore the world; embrace creativity through art, reading and writing; spend time with friends and family; and listen to her 4-year-old son laugh.