LAMB NAMES OKLAHOMA ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION COMMITTEE;
Oklahoma Business Leaders to Support Efforts to Grow Oklahoma Exports
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – August 14, 2017 – Republican gubernatorial candidate Todd Lamb announced today the formation of his Oklahoma Economic Diversification Committee. The group of Oklahoma business leaders will advise on issues to help diversify Oklahoma’s economy through greater worldwide trade.
“Growing and strengthening Oklahoma’s economy, both within our borders and beyond, is a central component of my Renew Oklahoma plan,” Lamb said. “To that end, I am pleased to announce that prominent Oklahoma business leader Chuck Mills will serve as chairman of my Oklahoma Economic Diversification Committee. Chuck is chairman of the OK District Export Council and president of Mills Machine Company, a third-generation manufacturer located in Shawnee. I am honored to have his business expertise, experience and counsel, as well as that of the other committee members as I pursue the governor’s office.”
Mills commented, “I am excited to help Todd Lamb formulate an advisory committee that will assist him in creating economic development opportunities throughout Oklahoma and beyond.
The goal of the committee is to explore all avenues to create broader awareness and opportunities for Oklahoma companies to showcase, and ultimately export, their products. Todd Lamb has the vision and real-life business experience to be a tremendous advocate for Oklahoma businesses, large and small, as Oklahoma’s chief executive officer.”
Committee members include:
- Keith Briem – Choctaw Global, McAlester
- Dr. Don Drew – Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond
- C.R. Freeman – Premium Beef and Grain, Lone Wolf
- Johnny “Bump” Grant – Consolidated Turbine Specialists, LLC., Bristow
- Alfred Hernandez – Lopez Foods, Inc., Oklahoma City
- Heidi Hughes – GEFCO, Inc., Enid
- Eric Kunkel – CCK Strategies, PLLC., Tulsa
- George Lee – Red Devil, Inc., Pryor
- Chuck Mills – Mills Machine Company, Shawnee
- Dick Morris – Advantage Controls, Muskogee
- Alfonso Nieves – BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC., Oklahoma City
- Joe Smith, Jr. – Ditch Witch, Perry
Lamb said additional Oklahoma leaders will be announced in the coming weeks to lead other advisory committees.