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Oklahoma State University

Hall of Fame 2003

By Jim Mitchell, PIO New Bureau:
STILLWATER The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Oklahoma
State University recently honored four alumni for their business and career
success as well as generosity toward their communities during an annual Hall of fame banquet Friday, Nov. 7.
Liz McKinley, who grew up in Stillwater and graduated from Stillwater High School in 1977, earned a double major in marketing and finance from OSU in 1981. She began her oil career at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan., where she was the company's first woman trader. After various positions with other companies, she established Pinnacle Petroleum, Inc. in 1995. The petroleum and lubricant wholesaler and distributor serves a three-state area and has $35 million in sales and revenue. Pinnacle was recently listed as one of the Top 500 Woman-Owned companies in Working Woman Magazine. McKinley lives in Huntington Beach, Calif. with her husband, Peter, and their 12-year-old twins Robert and Madeline.