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Oral Roberts University Adds Two New Trustees

Kelli HansbauerTULSA, OK Oral Roberts University is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees. The additions include Kelli (Bass) Hansbauer and Alfred D. Hollingsworth, bringing the total number of ORU trustees to 27.

As a digital marketing and innovation expert, Kelli Hansbauer has built a 17-year career in marketing and communications, working with some of the nation's leading companies. Her pioneering and creative approach to both strategic and tactical digital marketing has taken her through the arenas of publishing, public policy and business, where she garnered a reputation for creating and executing inventive marketing initiatives that exceed goals and transform business models.

 As a 1994 ORU graduate, Hansbauer began her career in publishing and public policy, where she ran numerous local, state and congressional-level candidate campaigns, as well as grassroots legislative initiatives. It was her curiosity around grassroots political movements and the use of emerging Web tools that led her to pursue her master's degree in digital marketing and interactive technologies.

Upon completing her master's program at Florida State University, Hansbauer accepted a position at Mainline Information Systems, a leading IBM National Premier Business Partner, where she led marketing initiatives for their top brands for 11 years. Her work helped gain more than 75 industry and business awards for the company. In 2010, Hansbauer accepted the position of executive director of Internet marketing for a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreAlfred D. Hollingsworthneur and national public personality. Through her unique style that mixes insight and practicality with inspiration, Hansbauer speaks at conferences, seminars, businesses and universities, addressing critical issues of personal and professional development, digital marketing, innovative business development, leadership, faith, purpose, public policy and worldview.

Hollingsworth is a business leader, international speaker, minister, author and owner of the Aldelano Packaging Corp. With over 42 years in the business, Hollingsworth has grown Aldelano Packaging Corp. into a successful contract packaging corporation with plants that service major and Fortune 500 clients, including American Airlines, Proctor & Gamble, Toyota, General Mills, Red Bull and Verizon. Aldelano has received numerous awards and accolades, including National Minority Supplier Development Council's Corporate Plus distinction.

Hollingsworth is also the co-owner and founder of the Alhatti Private Christian Resort and Retreat Center, a four-star vacation and retreat facility located in Idyllwild, Calif., in the mountains above Palm Springs. Situated on the former filming grounds of the Southern California filming site for the Bonanza TV series, the Alhatti Christian Resort is also a premier retreat, conference, wedding, vacation and event center for Christian churches and families around the world.

While he served as Economic Development Commissioner for the state of California, Hollingsworth recognized that youth would soon face an economic crisis and wanted to give them an alternative to gangs, drugs, and hopelessness. He created a training program for youth ages 7-18 called B.O.S.S. (Building on Spiritual Substance) The Movement and Vertical Leap, a training seminar for adults.  Attendees throughout the U.S. and around the world have embraced the biblical principles of B.O.S.S. The Movement and Vertical Leap.

Oral Roberts University is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963 by evangelist Oral Roberts, ORU serves students from 49 states and 53 countries, representing over 40 denominations. Offering 64 undergraduate majors, 13 master's programs and two doctoral degrees, plus NCAA Division I athletics, ORU is preparing its students mentally, spiritually and physically to go into every person's world. For more information about ORU, visit www.oru.edu.