Third Annual Dancing with the Stars

Posted by Brittany Willison on 06/18/2019

Edmond’s Dancing with the Stars (EDWS) will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 at the Edmond Conference Center, 2833 Conference Drive. Back for the third year, the night will feature a dancing competition among six local celebrities, a small silent auction, catered dinner and a cocktail hour presented by The Scout Guide Edmond. EDWS is expected to attract 400+ attendees and will benefit the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is presented by Mercy. EDWS local celebrities are dancing with professional partners provided by Dance Makers.

Sean Conrad, Founder and President of RadVine Marketing, is among the six local celebrity dancers. Conrad is a Leadership Edmond graduate and an active volunteer in the community with Edmond Mobile Meals, Edmond Fine Arts Institute and the Endeavor Games.

Selina McGee, OD, is the visionary founder of Precision Vision and currently serves as the president for the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. McGee is involved in several local organizations and non-profits including Edmond Beautiful and Edmond Rotary Club. She’s also a graduate of Leadership Edmond.

Primary care sports physician and director of sports medicine for Mercy are just two of many titles that Megan Meier, MD, carries. Meier is also the team physician for the University of Oklahoma women’s basketball, physician for Oklahoma Festival Ballet/OU dance, company physician for Oklahoma City Ballet, and helps care for the OKC Energy and US Rowing teams in Oklahoma City. When asked what she’s most looking forward to while participating in EDWS Meier answered, “I love to dance and love new experiences.  This allows me to do both and support my community in the process.”

INTRUST Bank Market President Tom O’Keefe will be competing for the EDWS trophy. O’Keefe is a longtime Edmond resident and current Board of Advisors member for the Edmond Chamber. After being diagnosed with nasal pharyngeal cancer in 2017, O’Keefe was declared a survivor in 2019.

Mallory Stone is the Client Services Manager for the Edmond Economic Development Authority and is a celebrity dancer in this year’s EDWS. Stone was raised in Edmond and graduated from Memorial High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Oklahoma where she was a gameday cheerleader.  Stone is a Leadership Edmond graduate, serves on the Edmond YMCA Council and enjoys volunteering regularly at Project 66. She’s also on the advisory board for both Edmond Young Professionals and Youth Leadership Edmond and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Commercial Real Estate Council.

Chief of Police J.D. Younger is the final celebrity dancer for the annual fundraising event. Younger was appointed as the Chief of Police for the City of Edmond in May 2017. His selection followed 23 years of service with the Norman Police Department. He is a fourth generation Oklahoman and is deeply invested in the community.

The community is invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event in September. Tables and individual tickets are available at www.edmondchamber.com/dancing-with-the-stars. Attendees, friends and family can visit the website to vote for their favorite dancer to win the People’s Choice Award.