OKLAHOMA CITY—The state Senate recently confirmed the executive nomination of Murry J. Parrish to the Crime Victims Compensation Board to serve a four-year term ending Sept. 30, 2024, succeeding Charles Dishman. It also reconfirmed Glen W. Smith to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, to serve a six-year term ending June 30, 2025. Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, carried the nominations before the full Senate for Gov. Kevin Stitt.
“I was proud to carry Murry’s and Glen’s nominations,” Sharp said. “Both have years of experience and a plethora of skills that will be extremely beneficial to the Boards they serve.”
Parrish is currently an injury lawyer and founding partner at Parrish DeVaughn Law Firm in Oklahoma City. He is a seasoned litigation and trial attorney, with over two decades of experience working in various parts of Oklahoma City and Phoenix, AZ. His practice is one of the first in Oklahoma to specialize in personal injury and workers’ compensation.
Smith is currently serving his thirteenth year as a Board Member of the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He is a civil engineer with years of design experience working in the private sector. He has served as a consulting engineer on many state and municipal funded projects involving drainage, roadway, and utility relocation.
The Crime Victims Compensation Board, created in 1981, is responsible for hearing and deciding all matters relating to crime victims’ applications for compensation. It has the authority to award compensation for economic loss resulting from criminally injurious conduct, if the necessary requirements have been met.
The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is responsible for the examination, licensure, and registration of engineers and land surveyors in Oklahoma. It has the power to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a license to practice these professionals in the state.