Leslie Gallery-Dilworth

Leslie Gallery-Dilworth

Luck is Not a Plan for your Future, Design Your Tomorrow Today!

Leslie has had a unique career as an architect. She has never built a single building, (except her dream house), but she has built successful businesses, Non-profit organizations and complex urban programs. She is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, designer, and mother.

As founding director of Philadelphia’s Foundation for Architecture, she created an influential forum for the city’s leaders, representing government, real estate, urban design, economic development and cultural institutions. In only four years the Foundation’s annual budget increased from $2,500 to $2.5 million and the staff grew from one halftime person to 18, a membership of over 1200, programs in 70 schools, and 70 highly trained city guides. Direction Philadelphia, a region-wide directional and attraction sign program, supported and maintained by the private sector, now in its 30th year was the result of her vision, persistence, and leadership; this has been a model for other cities here and abroad.

Later, as CEO of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, she resurrected a respected but bankrupt international membership organization of designers. Seeing the strength in dissolving traditional boundaries, she brought together exhibit designers, architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, and industrial designers with fabricators and manufacturers. To showcase examples of excellence in design, she created and edited 25 issues of an award-winning quarterly magazine featuring branding, identity, exhibits, and complex sign programs in health care, airports, cities, universities, and cultural institutions. She has received 3 National Endowment for the Arts Design Awards, and their highest award, the midcareer USA fellow. For the USA fellowship, she published The Power to Make Places, based on interviews with business leaders in cities across the country. She is the author of Luck Is Not a Plan for Your Future: Design Your Tomorrow Today!


Lacey Cale

Lacey Cale

VP of Loan Administration, Bank 7

Among other duties, Lacey is responsible for Assuring that Bank 7 loans are in compliance with Federal requirements. Before moving to Oklahoma City, Lacey was the Assistant Closing Loan Manager from 2008 to 2015 at Denver’s Colorado Lending Source, a company that partnered with local lenders, government agencies and other resource partners for compliance issues.

Lacey has a Bachelor in Finance from Oklahoma State University.

David Chapman

David Chapman, Ph.D.

Asst Professor of Finance Department, University of Central Oklahoma

Dr. Chapman holds the title of Associate Professor of Real Estate at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Chapman is founder of Realty1, LLC, an innovative real estate firm with divisions performing real estate brokerage, property management, resort construction and management, real estate investment and commercial and residential construction. The firm has employed as many as 30 employees and has sales in excess of $25 million annually. The Chapman’s also owned a mortgage company from 2006 to 2009 that produced loans in excess of $20 Million annually with 4 employees. The company was successfully sold in 2009.

Dr. Chapman's educational background consists of a PhD from Oklahoma State University, Master’s Certificate in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University. He is licensed by the FAA as a Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor as well as a Airframe and Powerplant mechanic.


Darin Dalbom

Darin Dalbom, MAI

Executive Vice President, JLL Valuation & Advisory Services

Darin Andrew Dalbom, MAI is an Executive Vice President for JLL’s Valuation & Advisory Services platform in Oklahoma City, a full-service valuation and consulting firm. Mr. Dalbom specializes in the valuation of a wide variety of commercial property types to include communication towers and billboards.


Mr. Dalbom has been actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting assignments since 1990. He has performed appraisal services for ad valorem tax protests, consulting, litigation support services, market/feasibility studies, reviews, and tax credit valuation. All types of real property are encompassed apartments, hotel/motel, mixed use developments, high rise and garden office buildings, medical office & specialty medical facilities, manufacturing facilities, warehousing and distribution centers, shopping centers, residential subdivisions and industrial parks. Prior to his employment at JLL, Mr. Dalbom specialized in investment grade office and industrial property valuation throughout the country with concentrated expertise in the Washington, DC office market. Clients served primarily included pension funds and their advisors, but also corporations, law firms, financial institutions, investment firms and public/private agencies.

Mr. Dalbom has significant experience in the appraisal of broadband communication towers & tower portfolios throughout the United States. Tower analysis & valuation includes a unique array of considerations for this niche investment class. Mr. Dalbom has developed customized report formatting for tower valuation assignments to best serve an array of clients in this emerging specialty class.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Appraisal Institute, Member (MAI)


Oklahoma, Certified General Appraiser, 12774CGA, Expires December 2016
Texas, Certified General Appraiser, TX 1380492 G, Expires October 2017
Georgia, Certified General Appraiser, 372964, Expires May 2017


  • Masters Degree, Land Economics and Real Estate, Texas A&M University, 1990
  • Challenged/Passed Appraisal Institute Capitalization A and Capitalization B, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science; Texas A&M University 1987

Qualified Before Courts & Administrative Bodies

United States Federal Bankruptcy Court, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Sam Day

Sam Day

Director, Urban Design, Wheeler District

A longtime Oklahoma resident, Sam is the Director of Urban Design for the Wheeler District. He is a licensed architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. Sam has designed or managed over a dozen architecture and urban design projects—two of which have been recognized with AIA design awards.

In 2015 he co-authored the Yukon Urban Gateway SmartCode, the first form-based code to be implemented in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area.

Heidi Henderson

Heidi Henderson

Executive Vice President, Engineered Tax Services

Heidi is the Executive Vice President of Engineered Tax Services (ETS) and operates the Ogden, Utah office. ETS is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL and has 16 offices Nationally. ETS is a licensed Engineering firm focused on specialty tax services relating to federal tax incentives and strategies for Real Estate owners.

Heidi is a Real Estate Professional with over 15 years of tax and accounting experience in the Real Estate Finance, Development, Construction, and Commercial Property Areas.

Heidi has published numerous articles in AccountingToday among other CPA and Real Estate publications and has spoken to audiences ranging from AIA, USGBC, Energy Symposiums, AICPA, varying International CPA Associations, and AccountingToday’s national symposium, qualifying for Continuing Professional and Legal Education. Topics range from energy efficient options for Real Estate owners, depreciation, tax methodologies, and over tax efficiency. Heidi holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Accounting and also owns a Real Estate Investment and Management company, KIMIDI, LLC in Utah where she resides with her husband, three children, and a multitude of furry friends.


Carland Holstead

Carland Holstead

Group Manager – Environment - Terracon

Carland Holstead is a Senior Biologist and the Natural/Cultural Resources Department Manager in Terracon's Dallas, Texas office. He holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi (2005) and an M.S. in Marine Resources Management from Texas A&M University (2011). These academic programs focused on a balance of field-based assessment and analysis and natural resources focused environmental policy, planning, and management.

He holds the Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification which is given by the Society of Wetland Scientists. He oversees practices including wetland and stream determinations and delineations, USACE permitting, mitigation plan development threatened and endangered species habitat assessments, NEPA assessments including CEs, EAs, and EISs, Cultural Resources Assessments, and ecological assessments. Prior to joining Terracon, Carland served as a Regulatory Specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a marine scientist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, and a teacher. While working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carland evaluated permit applications and issued permits for a multitude of projects, assisted with internal regulatory initiatives, and performed regulatory program educational outreach to the public.
Blair Humphreys

Blair Humphreys

VP Humphreys Group and Developer of Wheeler Park, & Pivit Group LLC

Blair Humphreys works for Humphreys Company, overseeing the design and development of Wheeler – a 150 acre mixed-use urban infill project on the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City – and serves as a Director of The Humphreys Fund.

Blair has a Master in City Planning and Urban Design degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Oklahoma.

Blair is a founding member of the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma District Council, currently serving as Governance Co-Chair of the statewide organization.



Shane Jett

CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation

Since 2011 Shane has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, He is also President of the Board of Trustees of The Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc. and a member of the board of directors of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Board of Directors. OFN is the leading network of private financial intermediaries with a proven expertise in lending prudently and productively in unconventional markets often overlooked by conventional financial institutions

From 2004 to 2010 he was a member of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives.

Shane is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish

He has a bachelors of Business Administration from Oklahoma Baptist University and currently an adjunct professor.


David McIlhatton

David McIlhatton, Ph.D.

Head of Protective Security and Resilience Research

Dr. McIlhatton currently leads the Securing Societies Research Group at Coventry University which focuses on protecting society and the economy from the threat, risk, and harm of terrorism as well as preparing people and places for terrorist attacks. He has worked on many high-impact counter-terrorism research projects on the protect and prepare strands of the UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy with a specific focus on the protection of crowded places and critical infrastructure. Dr. McIlhatton’s research informed the counter-terrorism policing operation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and introduced new counter-terrorism innovation for the protection of major sporting events. Indeed, his work has also informed the assessment methodologies used for understanding the vulnerabilities of crowded places, as well mitigation measures. Dr. McIlhatton has published widely on counter-terrorism and real estate in leading terrorism and real estate journals and is on numerous editorial boards of international peer-review journals and reviews for multiple terrorism journals.

Dr. McIlhatton has secured significant security research funding from national, international and regional funding bodies in excess of £3 million including the European Commission funded projects: BESECURE, COBACORE, HARMONISE, INTACT and others.


David Puckett

David Puckett

Senior Director, JLL Valuation & Advisory Services

David Puckett graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He has completed numerous courses and seminars through the Appraisal Institute. David is Senior Director of JLL Valuation & Advisory Services – Oklahoma. He has been actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting since 2002.

David has performed appraisal services on all types of real estate including but not limited to apartments, garden office buildings, manufacturing facilities, warehouse and industrial facilities, mobile home parks, restaurants, and retail structures. He has performed valuations on proposed as well as existing structures. David has experience completing appraisals for mortgage financing, estates, equity participation, and due diligence support.

He has also completed numerous housing market studies for use in applications for Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. In addition, David has also completed market studies and appraisals for use in H.U.D.’s Multifamily Accelerated Processing (M.A.P.) program.

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Attorney, Specializing in e-Commerce and Securities

An attorney specializing in e-commerce and securities, Ashley Smith served as legal counsel for QuiBids.com and its affiliated companies for five years prior to the launch of CrowdSeekr. Ashley is very involved in the Oklahoma City community. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City and serves on the Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Board. She has served as a Co-Chair for IgniteOKC, a networking event popular among entrepreneurs and as a judge for the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, a collegiate business plan competition. She earned a degree in marketing from Oklahoma Christian University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Tim Strange

Tim Strange

President, Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort Commercial Real Estate

During his 30-plus year career, Tim Strange has been both a broker and owner of numerous commercial real estate entities. His track record includes nearly $1 billion in sales/leasing transactions and nearly $100 million as an owner/sponsor. Tim currently serves as president of Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort Commercial Real Estate. Established in 1905, Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort is a major force and trusted name in Oklahoma commercial real estate.

Tim is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and an office specialist in the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR). He is a past president of the Oklahoma chapters of CCIM and SIOR. Tim has also served as president of the Oklahoma City Commercial Real Estate Council. Tim is very active in the Oklahoma City community. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University.