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Firm congratulates civic leader Carl Edwards, Dean A. McGee Award honoree

Oklahoma City, OK

May 30, 2013

McAfee & Taft is pleased to congratulate Carl Edwards, civic leader and co-founder of Price, Edwards & Co., on being honored as the 2013 recipient of the Dean A. McGee Award for his contributions to downtown Oklahoma City. The firm’s very own Frank Hill presented Edwards with the prestigious award at the black-tie event held sponsored by Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. on May 30th at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.

The award is named after Dean A. McGee, the renowned Oklahoma City business leader who served as chairman of Kerr-McGee Corp. for two decades and who was passionate about developing downtown for future generations.

In making the award presentation, Frank Hill said, “Carl has brought incredible business credentials to initiatives and efforts that provided the necessary direction and focus in securing results that have benefitted all of downtown – education, culture, workforce, quality of life, healthcare and business.”

In addition to being credited as one of the pioneers in developing downtown’s Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park, Edwards has served in leadership positions with numerous business and civic boards for downtown organizations, including chairman of the board of trustees of Presbyterian Health Foundation, chairman of the Oklahoma Metropolitan Area Public Schools Trust, past chairman of the Oklahoma Bioscience Association, past chairman of the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation board, and past chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.

“Carl is most deserving of the Dean A. McGee Award,” said Hill. “He shares Mr. McGee’s passion for downtown and has exemplified similar leadership through unswerving commitment and visionary ideas. If Carl is on your side, you can count on him.”