Oklahoma City (October 7, 2019) – Russell W. Teubner and Senator Chris Kidd have been appointed to the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board, the governing board for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. OCAST is the state’s technology-based economic development agency.

 Teubner is founder and CEO of HostBridgeTechnology, a software solutions company in Stillwater. Governor Kevin Stitt named Teubner to the board to serve in the small business category – the category formerly held by Brent Kisling before becoming director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. By statute, Kisling remains on the board in his new capacity.

President Pro Tempore Greg Treat appointed Senator Chris Kidd to the OSTRaD board succeeding Senator Jason Smalley. Senator Kidd is from Waurika and serves District 31.

Mr. Teubner earned his Bachelor of Science in management science computer systems from Oklahoma State University in 1978. He is broadly recognized as a serial entrepreneur and serves on several boards and councils, including the board of directors for Simmons Bank.

Senator Kidd from Waurika, is a fifth generation Oklahoman. He received an associate degree in agricultural science from Murray State College, and then went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural sciences and natural resources. Kidd is also a graduate of the 2014 Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program and Leadership Oklahoma’s Entrepreneurial program. Kidd was elected to the Oklahoma state Senate in November of 2016. In addition to his work for the State Senate, Kidd and his father operate a cattle ranch in southern Oklahoma.