ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Foundation Human Resources Administrator Emily Bynum was recently named one of 39 Oklahoma young leaders in The Journal Record’s 2014 Achievers Under 40. Bynum will be honored at an awards luncheon on Thursday, May 22, 2014, and profiled in a special publication.
Bynum was nominated for this award because of her contributions to the Noble Foundation and Ardmore community. "Emily is a tremendous asset to the Noble Foundation,” said Bill Buckner, Noble Foundation president and CEO. “She consistently contributes to the Employee Team and Noble in the Community projects. She champions events and leads committees. She is an amazing individual, both personally and professionally.”
The mission of The Journal Record’s Achievers Under 40 is to honor and recognize the accomplishments of Oklahoma’s talented young professionals who have chosen to make Oklahoma their home. "It is a tremendous honor to be selected," Bynum said. “I am excited to bring attention to the Noble Foundation and the Ardmore community. I’m grateful for all the opportunities the Noble Foundation and my community have provided me.”
At Noble, Bynum currently serves as the Foundation Development platform chair for the organization’s Employee Team, as well as the Facilitation Program coordinator. She is also a board member and the fundraising chair for the Family Shelter of Ardmore, a board member for the Ardmore Leadership and Ardmore Youth Leadership organization, and a member of Ardmore Young Professionals. She was one of the founding members of the southern Oklahoma chapter of Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and helping young girls.
“For the last seven years, I have witnessed Emily’s incredible will to succeed, both personally and professionally,” said Leslie Hicks, community member and the individual who nominated Emily. “She is humble, loyal and driven to serve. It’s always a pleasure to help recognize people who genuinely work to improve things without the need for recognition.”
Bynum received her bachelor’s degree in advertising from Oklahoma State University. She joined the Noble Foundation in 2011 as a human resources administrator. “It is encouraging and inspiring to read the nomination information for our Achievers Under 40 program,” said Mary Mélon, publisher of The Journal Record. “These young professionals are top-notch, and the entire state benefits from their decision to make Oklahoma their home.”