Oklahoma State Senators Visit DLO


Oklahoma State Senators AJ Griffin and Stephanie Bice visit DLO leadershipOklahoma State Senators A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, and Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, recently visited Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO) in Oklahoma City. The senators sat down with Dennis Hogle, DLO’s CEO and General Manager, and other DLO staff to discuss the benefits of DLO to the state of Oklahoma and the challenges facing DLO and the lab industry. The senators also were given a tour of the central laboratory.

Sen. Griffin is a life-long Oklahoman with strong ties to business, education and nonprofit work. She gained business management experience working in the restaurant industry, and eventually entered education, sharing her professional knowledge by becoming a teacher and hospitality careers instructor. Those experiences merged when she began a new career managing non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Oklahoma children and families. Sen. Griffin was first elected to the State Senate District 20 seat in 2012, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and now serves as Chair of the Rural Caucus. She has worked to write and pass legislation to address Oklahoma’s fastest growing substance abuse issue—prescription drug addiction.

Sen. Bice was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2014. She represents District 22 which is comprised of northern Oklahoma County and eastern Canadian County, including parts of Edmond, Deer Creek, Piedmont and Yukon. As a native Oklahoman, she worked for eight years for her family's technology company before becoming Vice President of Business Development for Smirk New Media, a digital marketing agency located in Downtown Oklahoma City. This experience has allowed her to be keenly aware of the challenges small business owners face in Oklahoma.

Sens. Griffin and Bice were greeted by members of the DLO leadership team during their visit. Shown above are (left to right) Executive Sales Director Jeff McCown, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Bice, Hogle, Chief Compliance Officer June Phillips, and Chief Information Officer R'Nee Mullen.