Meet the Candidates

Ricky Wilkinson

Agricultural Education Division

Calumet High School

OkACTE/ACTE Membership: 19 years

In such a busy world we are always working from one deadline to the next. As professionals we keep our heads down, taking care of business is a mantra that many of us live by. As members of OkACTE it is important to look up and see the big picture. Our membership is very diverse and with that comes many unique opportunities. To capitalize on these opportunities, it is vital for our organization to work together. Unification of all facets in our industry will provide our members with greater benefits. As we look to the future I want to encourage each and every one of us to focus on the ever changing needs of our membership. To work with one another to help make our organization better for our members. Legislative advocacy is one way to help our membership. Another way is to create a OkACTE Emergency Relief Fund, for members who are hit with tragedies. 

Divisional Involvement: 

  • 2019: OAETA Outstanding Ag Teacher

  • 2017-2018: OAETA President

  • 2015-2016: SW Area OAETA Board Member

  • 2006-2015: Anadarko Regional President

  • 2006 Honorary State FFA Degree

  • 2005-2015: Reg. Presidents Committee Chairman

OkACTE Involvement: 

  • 2018-2019: CTAC Representative

  • 2018-2019: OkACTE Membership Services Representative

  • 2018-2019: OkACTE PAC Board and Legislative Committee

  • 2017-2018: OkACTE Leadership Seminar Participant

ACTE Involvement: 

  • 2016-2018: NAAE/ACTE/CTE National Conference Voting Delegate

  • 2017-2018: OAETA President

  • 2002-2020: ACTE Member

Kristal Sack

New & Related Services Division

Tulsa Technology Center

OkACTE/ACTE Membership: 5 years

"I never thought I could be a champion for CTE since I was not in the classroom, but I have quickly learned that regardless of your role in our association that you can be an agent of change. 


My involvement in OkACTE is what makes me excited and ready to lead this organization on a higher level. I don’t know it all, but I am committed to learning and would be dedicated to being the best leader of OkACTE and representing our state well.

If I was elected as OKACTE President-Elect, I would use this platform to educate others, especially the younger members of our organization, so we can all speak in one accord and make the most of our collective voice. I think it is important that all members see the value of this organization and feel invited to be a part." 

Divisional Involvement: 

  • 2019-2020: NRS President

  • 2018-2019: NRS President- Elect

  • 2018: NRS Member of the Year

  • 2018: NRS Awards Chair

OkACTE Involvement: 

  • OkACTE Awards Chair, NRS 

  • Young Professionals in CareerTech (YPCT)

  • OkACTE Fellow (2018-2019)

  • OkACTE PAC Member

ACTE Involvement: 

  • 2020 ACTE New Professional Fellow

  • Vision Attendee (2016 - 2020)

  • 2019 ACTE Voting Delegate

Steve Yadon

Trade & Industrial Services Division

Moore Norman Technology Center

OkACTE/ACTE Membership: 15 years

OkACTE is Oklahomans working together for the success of Career and Technical education.


OkACTE creates opportunities that increase the strength of Oklahoma Career and Technical Education through partnerships with business and industry with the goal of a career ready, skilled workforce.


OkACTE promotes meaningful involvement through advocacy and professional development to engage future leaders from within Oklahoma.

Divisional Involvement: 

  • 2019-2020: T&I President 

  • 2018-2019: T&I President Elect 

  • 2017-2018: T&I Vice President

  • T&I Parlimentarian

OkACTE Involvement: 

  • 2013- 2016: OkACTE CTAC Representative 

  • 2018-2019: OkACTE Fellow

  • 2019 & 2020: OkACTE Legislative Seminar Participant

ACTE Involvement: 

  • 2019: ACTE Voting Delegate

  • 2018: ACTE Voting Delegate

  • ACTE Region IV participant

  • Policy and Planning Committee, Region IV representative

Voting Begins 5.4.2020

Electronic ballots will be sent to OkACTE members. The OkACTE Bylaws state "A member shall be entitled to only one vote for the office of OkACTE President-elect." Voting for OkACTE President Elect will close June 4, 2020.

If you have questions about your ballot, please contact Dazsa Carter, 

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