At its Annual Meeting in January, the Tulsa Regional Chamber inaugurated Roger Ramseyer, vice president and Tulsa market leader for Cox Communications, as the 2020 chair of its Board of Directors. Nearly 1,500 attendees were on hand as Ramseyer outlined his five strategic focus points for the organization in 2020: diversity, equity and inclusion; regional branding; direct flights; small business support; and education.
“It is a great time to be a Tulsan, and an Oklahoman,” Ramseyer said during his inaugural speech. “But we must continue to innovate and evolve to ensure sustained growth and long-term economic prosperity in Tulsa.”
Ramseyer debuted a new television commercial promoting Tulsa as a tourism destination. The commercial began airing in several regional TV markets later that day.
Ramseyer succeeds outgoing chair David Stratton, who reflected on the Chamber’s efforts in 2019 around degrees, workforce development, downtown development, direct flights and diversity.
“I cannot help but be proud of how much – as a region – we have really gone places this past year,” said Stratton. “And to be clear, we have moved collectively as a region thanks to everyone’s efforts and commitment.”
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Also at Annual Meeting, Stratton and Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal presented awards to the Chamber’s most outstanding partners in 2019:
- Economic Development Partner of the Year: Sid McAnnally, ONE Gas
- Regional Tourism Partners of the Year: Wendy Drummond, Drummond Communications, and Kirk Hays, Arvest Bank
- Government Affairs Partner of the Year: Gordy Guest, Cyntergy
- Community Development Partner of the Year: Hannibal Johnson
- Regional Partner of the Year: Cherokee Nation
- Legislative Partner of the Year: Sen. Roger Thompson