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FY 2020

Robyn Elliott
Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Communications and Community Development at The Chickasaw Nation, Ada

Past Chair
Judy Allen
Historic Projects Officer, Choctaw Nation, Durant

Mark Parker
Dean, Wanda Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City

Charles Oppenheim
Managing Partner, The Oppenheim Group, Oklahoma City

Executive Director
Meloyde Blancett
Creative Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

OKEMP Chairman
Doug Sorocco
Director, Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City

Burns Hargis

Founding Chair
Burns Hargis
President, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Advisory Board Members

Michael Carolina
Executive Director, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Oklahoma City

Glen D. Johnson
Chancellor, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City

Amber Sharples
Executive Director, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma City

Tava Sofsky
Executive Director, Oklahoma Film and Music Office, Oklahoma City

Members & Affiliations:

Don Betz
President Emeritus, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Aaron Bolzle
Executive Director, Tulsa Remote, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa

Wade Bray
Executive Director of Oklahoma Fashion Initiative & VP of Creative Services SRO Productions, Jenks

Ken Busby
Executive Director & CEO, Route 66 Alliance, Tulsa

Bart Conner
Chief Executive Officer, Perfect 10 Productions, Norman

John Feaver
President, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

Pageant Ferriabough
President & CEO, Busine$$ Resource Unlimited, Inc., Tulsa

Cindy Friedemann
Executive Officer, District Strategy & Development, MetroTechnology Centers, Oklahoma City

Justin Hazzard
Director, Center for Business Development, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater

Van Hughes
Owner & Producer, John Hart Studio, Edmond

Dan Hunter
CEO, Hunter-Higgs, Boston, MA

Jane Jenkins
President & CEO, Downtown Oklahoma CIty Partnership, Oklahoma City

John Kennedy
CEO, Kennedy Consulting Group, Oklahoma City

Sandy Kent
Executive Director, Oklahoma A+ Schools Institute @ UCO, Edmond

Jonna Kirschner
Sr. VP Economic Development, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc., Norman

Mike Knopp
Executive Director, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, Oklahoma City

Lance McDaniel
Executive Director, deadCenter Film, Oklahoma City

Cody Pepper
Urban Conservation Lead and Associate Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy, Oklahoma City

Erica Rixen
Development Associate, Division of Commerce, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma City

Robin Roberson
President & Co-founder, Goose & Gander, Oklahoma City

Art Serna
Executive Director - Oklahoma City, Teach for America, Oklahoma City

Jay Shanker
Attorney/Advisory Director, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Chris Shilling
Under Secretary of Technology & Innovation, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma City

Douglas Sorocco
Director, Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City

Chuck Thompson
CEO, Republic Bank, Norman

Gena Timberman
Principal and Founder, The Luksi Group, Oklahoma City

Jeanie Webb
President, Rose State College, Midwest City

Tommy Yi
Co-Founder, Projekt202 & StarSpace 46, Oklahoma City

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