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April 12, 2014

Will Rogers Memorial Foundation elects new officers



Bovaird is a public relations/marketing consultant, with ties to both Tulsa and Claremore. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Tulane, and master's degree in Counseling and Human Service from Texas A&M.
Her involvement with the Memorial Foundation stems from her passion for ensuring the legacy of Will Rogers and her commitment to honor her mother, Gwen Collins Cloninger, who was raised in Claremore. 
As a child, Bovaird visited relatives in Claremore, a trip which often included a visit to the Will Rogers Memorial. Her grandfather, James Franks Collins, and her uncle Raymond “Scotty” Collins, operated Collins Drug Store in Claremore from the early 1900s until the late 1960s. Mr. Collins was one of the first registered pharmacists in Indian Territory. Will Rogers was a regular visitor to the drug story and received his mail there many years.
Jody McIntyre grew up in Tulsa, but moved to Los Angeles in 1974, where she started her television career. 
As a Tulsa native and daughter of media mogul and educator Ken Greenwood, she was immersed in Will Rogers' lore from an early age. 
He produced seven episodes of Cowboys in Tallgrass, including one on Will Rogers, the Museum and Birthplace Ranch.
She has been a natural “go-to” person for the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in helping promote Museum activities on KTUL Good Day Tulsa.
McIntyre worked more than 25 years in network television, including The Jeffersons and other shows at Norman Lear's company, then for NBC.
The mother of twins, she returned to Tulsa in 2004 “so they could grow up in the real world.” She has been widowed since 2007.
Her work in executive production of Good Day Tulsa has included numerous segments focusing on the Will Rogers Museums and special events and personalities involving the Claremore Museum and Birthplace Ranch.

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