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New-to-OKC Companies Celebrate Grand Openings

T wo recently announced companies celebrated the grand openings of their facilities last month, marking increased investment in Oklahoma City and the start of their growth in the region. Mobile Medical Examination Inc. (MedXM), a national leader in the design and implementation of preventive care technology and in-home health risk assessments, celebrated the opening of its Oklahoma City location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 25, and Amazon opened its sorting facility on Oct. 24. MedXM’s 23,000-square-foot outreach center, located in the former Lucent Technologies manufacturing facility, supports the company’s outreach initiatives and is the company’s second-largest outreach center. When fully staffed, MedXM plans to offer 400 full-time jobs in Oklahoma City over the course of five years, with an average salary of $34,000. The total estimated economic impact over that same period is $99.2 million.

“We are excited to open our Oklahoma City location and we look forward to being part of this community by creating jobs and contributing to the state and local economy,” said MedXM CEO Sy Zahedi. “We chose Oklahoma City for our expansion due to the efficiencies and infrastructure of this location, along with the quality of the local workforce and availability of business incentives. I would like to thank Governor Mary Fallin and her staff in making this a wonderful experience. We were able to check every box we needed to make this an obvious choice.” “We are pleased to add MedXM to our business community as we continue to diversify our economy,” said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. “Oklahoma City has seen significant growth in customer service and support operations. MedXM’s decision to expand to this area showcases the positive benefits of operating in Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma. This expansion will also open the door for Oklahomans

looking for career opportunities in the field of customer service.” “MedXM’s decision to locate their facility in Oklahoma City further validates what we have known for a long time,” said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. “If you have a great place to live, work, learn and play, complemented by a quality workforce, businesses will come and grow with you. We are excited to welcome MedXM to Oklahoma City!” “We are confident that Oklahoma City’s business- friendly environment and high quality of life will provide MedXM with everything it needs to be successful in this community,” said Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “We welcome MedXM to our city and pledge to support them in their future growth.”

MedXM’s range of services includes comprehensive health risk assessments, post hospital discharge visits, osteoporosis screenings, labs, ancillary services, identification of invalid data, and other data analytics. MedXM offers a complete network of connections between members, their health plan and providers. The Oklahoma City location will handle MedXM’s Customer Service in all 50 states. Amazon’s sorting facility, located in southwest Oklahoma City at the corner of Southwest 15th and Council Road, celebrated the grand opening of their 300,000-square-foot project as well. While the facility will not store unsold inventory, it will sort customer packages by ZIP code, which will lead to improved delivery times for customers in Oklahoma. The facility was built to house hundreds of associate employees, and is opening in time for the holiday shipping rush.



Leadership Notes

Five things for which to be thankful in 2017 T he month of November is an easy time to reflect on the year and the things for which you can be grateful. In 2017, Oklahoma City has no shortage of reasons to express gratitude. When I think back on the year, here’s what comes to mind: 1. From existing businesses to new-to-market companies, we are seeing job announcements, expansions and grand openings of companies like Amazon, NTT DATA, MedXM, SkyWest and more. So far this year, Chamber-assisted companies have added 2,581 jobs to the market. 2. The year brought significant progress on several MAPS 3 projects, including the Senior Health and Wellness Centers, the OKC Streetcar and Scissortail Park. 3. Oklahoma City’s innovation district is inspiring new connections and new concepts across industries, and we can expect that momentum to grow. 4. We are seeing criminal justice reform on both a state and local level, leading to less than 2,000 people in the Oklahoma County jail – the lowest number in more than a decade. 5. Oklahoma City residents voted yes to invest in Oklahoma City’s streets, public safety and infrastructure, making sure our community can keep pace with its population growth. This is just a small sample of all that Oklahoma City can celebrate this year, but they all have one thing in common: you. Oklahoma City’s people make progress possible. Thank you for all that you are doing to make 2017 a banner year.

Roy H. Williams, CCE President & CEO

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L ast month, NTT DATA Services announced an expansion in Oklahoma City and revealed that it will be the initial tenant for the recently completed Westgate One, located at 10401 W Reno Ave. NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 110,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. The company had an existing presence in Oklahoma City after NTT DATA acquired Dell Services in 2016. With the expansion and new location, the company will be able to continue its work with existing clients and grow into new markets.

NTT DATA to Expand in Oklahoma City

“With its focus on innovation, NTT DATA is a perfect complement to Oklahoma City’s innovative community, and we can’t wait to see them expand,” Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, said. “Oklahoma City’s low cost of doing business and central location will help NTT DATA succeed, and we stand ready to celebrate their success as they expand in our market.” Westgate One is the first facility in a 94-acre mixed- use campus designed by owner and developer Richard Tanenbaum. NTT DATA leased 120,000 square feet and is expected to occupy the building in the first quarter of 2018. Steve Jarvie with ESRP Real Estate Services, NTT Data’s global real estate service provider, commented

on the qualities that drew NTT DATA to locate in Oklahoma City. “This was a multi-state site selection process that concluded the Oklahoma City market afforded NTT DATA a centrally located market with a sustainable labor force and available class-A real estate options,” Jarvie said. “The Westgate One office space is in close proximity to our existing employee base, so it allows us to collaborate across offices,” said Tanvir Khan, president of Business Process Outsourcing for NTT DATA Services. “And since it’s a new facility that we can customize and continue to grow into, we’ll have the option to continue to expand with minimal disruption.”



T he Greater Oklahoma City Chamber works to tell Oklahoma City’s story of success and to display the region as a great place to live and do business. To aid in that mission, the Chamber recently launched a new storytelling feature on www.greateroklahomacity.com. Launching with a story depicting the rise of Oklahoma City’s river, the new storytelling section of the website will display Oklahoma City’s growth through compelling articles and interactive features. “Oklahoma City has an incredible history filled with inspiring examples of success, but many times people from outside our market don’t know about our region’s incredible renaissance,” Cynthia Reid, Chamber vice president of marketing and communications, said. “This new aspect of our website makes it easy to share Oklahoma City’s story with others, and it is also a way to combat the disconnect between the impressive amenities Oklahoma City offers and what the national audience perceives to be available.” “A River’s Rise,” the first featured story, walks the reader through the history of the Oklahoma River from the Land Run of 1889 to today. Each of the six chapters cover an important aspect of the river’s renovation, from its roots as an important water source for early settlers and a venue for entertainment offerings like Delmar Gardens at the turn of the 20th Century, to the more recent addition of the RIVERSPORT Rapids Whitewater Center and hosting the 2016 Olympic trials for whitewater kayaking. Each chapter of the story offers the chance to engage with more contextual content, with links to news archives about Oklahoma City’s hosting of the Olympic Festival of 1989 and videos capturing the original vision for the boathouses that now dot the banks of the Oklahoma River, all to tell Oklahoma City’s story more fully. Like all Chamber websites, this site is also responsive and can be accessed on smartphones, tablets and computers, which means it will look great however you choose to read it. The story is also easy to share with friends, co-workers and contacts outside of the Oklahoma City area. “We are asking that people share a link to this story both inside and outside our community,” Reid said. “We want to tell our story to as broad an audience as possible, and the more we work together, the more widely we can share the story of Oklahoma City’s renaissance.” The Chamber will launch the second story, focused on Oklahoma City’s growing bioscience industry, in early 2018. Read “A River’s Rise” at www.greateroklahomacity.com/river.

Chamber Launches New Way to Tell OKC’s Story



Chamber Annual Meeting: Dec. 14 The availability of a trained and talented workforce is one of the most important aspects of Oklahoma City’s future economic success, and the discussion at Annual Meeting will focus on how the Chamber plans to engage in boosting Oklahoma City’s workforce to the best in the nation. Annual Meeting attendees will hear from John Ratzenberger, the actor who portrayed Cliff Clavin on Cheers, who is now an outspoken advocate for the manufacturing industry and skilled labor. He will highlight the importance of skilled trades and training of Oklahoma City’s next generation of skilled workers. Join the more than 1,200 local leaders at this event on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cox Convention Center. Individual tickets are $75 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 are available for $1,250. Register online at www.okcchamber.com/annual. Special thanks to Signature Sponsor Bank of Oklahoma, Video Sponsor The Gooden Group, Inc., Host Sponsor BKD CPAs & Advisors, Speaker Sponsor Topographic, Inc. and Signature Event Sponsors Central Liquor Company, Devon Energy Corporation, Enable Midstream Partners, Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart District Office of Public Affairs.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Nov. 8 MegaLunch Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Gaillardia Country Club, 5300 Gaillardia Blvd. Nov. 14 Member Orientation Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Location: Chamber offices, 123

Park Ave. Nov. 14 Sunset Reception Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Midtown, 2809 Northwest Expressway Nov. 15 State of the Economy Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street Nov. 29 State of the Aerospace Defense Industry Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at The Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Road in Midwest City Dec. 6 Chamber Forum on Bricktown Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, 1 N Broadway Ave. Dec. 14 Annual Meeting Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens

State of the Aerospace Defense Industry: Nov. 29 At the State of the Aerospace Defense Industry, scheduled for Nov. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at The Reed Conference Center, attendees will celebrate the industry’s presence in the Oklahoma City region and hear from defense and industry leaders about growth opportunities and challenges. Speakers include Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker Air Force Base, and Richard Sullivan, vice president and program manager of the B-2 program for Northrop Grumman. Tickets for members are $40 and $60 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 are available for $600. Register online at www.okcchamber. com/aero. Special thanks to Signature Event Sponsors Central Liquor Company, Devon Energy Corporation, Enable Midstream Partners, Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart District Office of Public Affairs, Host Sponsor Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at The Reed Conference Center and Signature Sponsor The Boeing Company.

Hear from John Ratzenberger, the actor who portrayed Cliff Clavin on Cheers, as he discusses the importance of the manufacturing industry and skilled labor at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Dec. 14.

Register for events online and view a complete event calendar at www.okcchamber.com/events.



Columbus Leads the Way for Smart Cities, Downtown

T his is the second article in a three-part series that recaps the Chamber’s recent InterCity Visit to Columbus, Ohio. While Columbus and Oklahoma City share many similarities, Columbus’s model of success and growth is one from which Oklahoma City can learn. Read on for more about Columbus, and access the first article in the October issue of The POINT! at www.okcchamber.com/point. Building the Smart City of Tomorrow Out of 78 cities from 35 states, Columbus won the nation’s first smart cities challenge from the U.S. Department of Transportation, and with it $50 million to put their plan into action. The challenge asked mid-sized cities to develop ideas for an integrated transportation system that would use technology to help

people and goods move more quickly and efficiently. Columbus’s smart cities plan is being implemented in four districts: a residential area, a commercial area, in downtown Columbus, and in an area dominated by logistics. All four have distinct challenges but will follow the same implementation plan. The plan includes making no-regret, foundational investments––things like sharing data between transit providers and modernizing the traffic grid. The next phase includes testing autonomous vehicles and smart logistics platooning. Finally, Columbus’s smart cities team plans to tackle the ultimate culture shift that must take place for these things to be adopted citywide. While Columbus is only just beginning to implement its plan, it has already resulted in $500 million in private investment, with an eventual goal of $1 billion.



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largely made the highway disappear and development surge. Now the community has added another cap over a highway in the King-Lincoln district, and the Ohio Department of Transportation is adding more pedestrian-friendly touches to bridges and street crossings throughout the area. Reconstructing downtown Downtown Columbus is in the middle of a vibrant resurgence, one in which Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) has played a key role. Amy Taylor, COO of the organization, calls their role “the developer of last resort.” They come in and work on projects that developers can’t or won’t––and with stunning results. Their projects include Columbus Commons, an urban park on the original site of the former City Center Mall; Scioto Mile, a public green space that reconnected the Scioto River with downtown through parks, boulevards, bikeways and pedestrian paths; and the Lazarus Building, a former department store turned into a fully leased office building of almost 700,000 square feet.

The investments made in these areas have helped downtown Columbus recover from a severe decline in its resident population and, according to Taylor, help recruit a younger workforce. In 1950, 30,000 people lived downtown, but that number dwindled to just 2,000 residents in 2000, despite the area containing 12 percent of the city’s jobs and 85,000 employees. Now, 8,300 residents live in downtown Columbus, and there is virtually a 100 percent apartment occupancy rate. “All of this happened because businesses said this isn’t a government problem and the government said this isn’t a business problem,” Taylor said. “They said, ‘It’s our problem, and we’ve got to solve it together.’”

Reclaiming public space by capping highways When Cleve Ricksecker, president of SID Public Services Association, moved to the Short North district of Columbus in the early 1990s, he said the disinvestment of the area was “unbelievable.” The Short North stretches from immediately north of downtown Columbus to just south of Ohio State University’s campus but is separated from the downtown area by Interstate 670. “It became apparent early on that the highway was a huge impediment in encouraging investment in the new neighborhood,” Ricksecker said. “People were afraid to walk across the chasm to the north side.” Ricksecker, who was the director of the Short North Association at the time, worked to solve the problem by advocating for a cap across the highway that would connect the two areas. After encountering several challenges, including acquiring land rights, moving utilities and finding a developer who would build on top of the cap, the project was completed, and it

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OKC Maintains Its Standing as Horse Show Capital

H ome to more equine events than any other city in the world, Oklahoma City is the venue of choice for more than a dozen top national and world championship horse shows, attracting riders from across the nation –and the world – each year. Oklahoma City’s standing as Horse Show Capital of the World was continued when citizens voted to increase the hotel tax in 2004, which is financing a bond to pay for upgrades and continuous improvements to State Fair Park equine and livestock facilities. Providing top-notch showing facilities helps Oklahoma City retain current horse shows and pursue new shows. Equine organizations around the world are noticing the state-of-the-art, 21st-century complex at State Fair Park. The complex features nine barns, VIP RV parking, exercise areas and a conference and meetings facility.

Not only do Oklahoma City horse shows provide fun entertainment and a natural connection to Oklahoma City’s western roots, but they also make a substantial contribution to the city’s economy. In the 2017 fiscal year, Oklahoma City’s horse shows lead to direct spending of more than $188 million in the Oklahoma City market and brought thousands of attendees to the area. Already in 2017, Oklahoma City has hosted the OQHA Redbud Spectacular Horse Show, National Reining Horse Derby, Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals, American Quarter Horse Youth World Championship, Grand National Morgan Horse Show and Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. In November, Oklahoma City will host the 2017 AQHA World Championship Show and the 2017 NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show, which will attract 11,000 and 6,000 attendees, respectively.




GRAND OPENINGS Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are a great member benefit. To view more photos, see the schedule of upcoming Grand Openings or subscribe to the Grand Openings calendar, visit www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

Oklahoma City Ranks Among Top Best Cities for Jobs

• Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs report identifies and ranks the 50 most populated U.S metros based on their Glassdoor City Score. • Each region’s Glassdoor City Score is determined by weighing three factors equally: hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. • Oklahoma City metro currently has nearly 44,000 job openings and ranks fifth-highest for job satisfaction. • Oklahoma City ranked higher than metros like Seattle, Nashville and Dallas.

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Rank City

City Score Population Job Openings Median Base Salary

Median Home Value

Job Satisfaction

1 Pittsburgh, PA 2 Indianapolis, IN 3 Kansas City, MO 4 Raleigh, NC 5 St. Louis, MO 6 Memphis, TN 7 Columbus, OH 8 Cincinnati, OH 9 Cleveland, OH 10 Louisville, KY 11 Birmingham, AL

4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1

2,342,299 2,004,230 2,104,509 1,302,946 2,807,002 1,342,842 2,041,520 2,165,139 2,055,612 1,283,430 1,147,417 4,297,617 3,551,036 1,206,836 1,373,211

95,339 80,561 90,649 65,810 104,725 42,347 78,370 79,554 66,410 49,213 40,123 119,567 151,656 46,274 43,898

$44,000 $43,000 $45,000 $50,000 $41,200 $41,200 $45,000 $44,637 $43,000 $40,138 $38,000 $46,344 $52,000 $55,000 $36,000

$137,000 $138,100 $159,400 $228,200 $119,700 $119,700 $162,500 $152,600 $134,600 $148,600 $133,400 $141,000 $247,400 $223,100 $134,900

3.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.4

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12 Detroit, MI

13 Minn-St. Paul, MN

14 Hartford, CT

15 Oklahoma City, OK

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Source: Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs 2017 report

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Board of Advisors Sigma Technology Solutions, Inc. Internet - Business Solutions Mr. Brock Bell...............(210) 348-9876 Williams Center Tower 1 One W Third St., Suite 1710 Tulsa, OK 74103 www.sigmasol.com Southwest Eateries, LLC Restaurants Mr. Thomas Michaud............. 474-0492 P.O. Box 31630 Edmond, OK 73003 Board of Advisors Ted Moore Auto Group Automobile Dealers Ms. Michelle Gray................. 928-5454 1300 N Harvey Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73103 www.tedmooreautogroup.com Teriyaki Madness Restaurants Mr. Rohit Patel....................... 726-0853 15124 Lleyton’s Court, Suite 104

Bronze Bronze Associations / Membership Organizations Mr. Steve Lumry.................... 424-1452 2716 NE 50th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 www.osfa.info Board of Advisors OneNet Internet Services Mr. Vonley Royal.................... 225-9444 655 Research Parkway, Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73104 www.onenet.net MAC Systems Fire Protection Equipment / Supplies / Monitoring Mr. Mike Graham................... 842-7900 101 NE 138th St. Edmond, OK 73013-7106 www.macsystems.com OKC Lifestyle Magazine Publishers - Magazine Mr. Brian Ihnat...................... 673-8899 www.okclifestylepubs.com Board of Advisors Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Memorial

Profile by Sanford Health & Nutrition Consultants Ms. Katelyn Erk..................... 696-4440 1389 E 15th St., Suite 120 Edmond, OK 73013 www.profileplan.net Quail Creek Senior Living - Grace Mgmt., Inc. Assisted Living / Nursing Homes Ms. Samantha Strealy........... 748-6464 12928 N May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73120 www.quailcreekseniorliving.com Resolute Visuals Video Production Ms. Lori Callahan.................. 314-2210 2737 NW 26th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73107-2233 www.resolutevisuals.tv Russell Stover Chocolates Candy Mr. Chris Lackmeyer............. 782-0378 7642 W Reno Ave., Suite 401 Oklahoma City, OK 73127-9771 www.russellstover.com

TokenEx, LLC Information Technology Mr. Alex Pezold.............(877) 316-4544 15820 N Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 2 Edmond, OK 73013-7332 www.tokenex.com Tropical Smoothie Cafe Restaurants Mr. Rohit Patel....................... 210-2195 7307 N MacArthur Blvd., Suite 103 Warr Acres, OK 73132 Zip Local Advertising / Marketing Ms. Jennifer Fulton................ 315-2609 8408 NW 126th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73142 www.ziplocal.com


Lead Investor Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Restaurants Ms. Desi Conner.................... 840-5544 7401 N May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73116-3201 www.freddysusa.com Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Restaurants Ms. Desi Conner.................... 728-4354 7010 W Hefner Road Oklahoma City, OK 73162 www.freddysusa.com Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Restaurants Ms. Desi Conner.................... 751-2533

Centennial Business Center Real Estate Ms. Cindy Murillo.................. 606-6077 3815 N Santa Fe Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Creative Circle Promotions Advertising - Specialties Ms. Melissa McCoy............... 605-2621 4111 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 www.creativecirclepromotions.com First United Bank Banks Mr. Mitchell Aldridge.............. 579-7000 10731 S Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73170-6206 www.firstunitedbank.com First United Bank Banks Mr. David Koehn.................... 636-4500 6000 S Western Ave.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Restaurants Ms. Desi Conner.................... 692-7979 9000 S Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73139-2723 www.freddysusa.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotels & Motels Mr. Rohit Patel..............(817) 800-9554 7817 S Walker Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73132 Lead Investor IHOP Restaurants Mr. Fuad Najib....................... 753-9800 2624 W Memorial Road Oklahoma City, OK 73134 www.ihop.com

IHOP 1917 Restaurants Ms. Stephanie Cloukia........... 840-4467 5201 N Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 www.ihop.com LifeShare Foundation Nonprofit / Service Agencies Ms. Katy Smith...................... 840-5551 4705 Northwest Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73132-5213 www.lifeshareok.org Lift Professional Counseling Co. Counseling Services Mr. Dustin Choate................. 342-0714 101 Park Ave., Suite 1300 Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7216 www.liftpc.co LT’s Cafe & Catering Restaurants Mr. Larry Taylor..................... 232-3332 119 N Robinson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102-1609




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THE POINT! ISSUE #3513 - November 2017 Editorial staff: Kaylee Terracina, Nate Fisher, Cynthia Reid

RHONDA HOOPER Jordan Advertising Chair DAVID RAINBOLT BancFirst Corporation Immediate Past Chair JOHN HART Continental Resources Treasurer BRUCE LAWRENCE

PETER B. DELANEY Vice Chair, Forward Oklahoma City CARL E. EDWARDS Price Edwards & Company Vice Chair, Innovation and Bioscience STEVE HAHN AT&T Oklahoma Vice Chair, Membership JUDY J. HATFIELD, CCIM Equity Commercial Realty, LLC Vice Chair, Military and Aerospace PERCY KIRK Cox Communications Vice Chair, Economic Development BRADLEY W. KRIEGER Arvest Bank Vice Chair, Government Relations

TOM J. MCDANIEL American Fidelity Foundation Vice Chair, MAPS Development JENNY LOVE MEYER Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores Vice Chair, Marketing and Communications J. LARRY NICHOLS Devon Energy Corporation Vice Chair, Strategic Planning NATALIE SHIRLEY Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Vice Chair, Convention and Visitor Development ROY H. WILLIAMS, CCE Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President & CEO

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