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Leadership

Sean Kouplen
Sean Kouplen​
Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development

As Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, Sean oversees the economic, community and workforce development efforts for our state. He is a small business investor and visionary leader, and serves as Chairman & CEO of Regent Bank.

Brent Kisling
Brent Kisling​
Executive Director of Commerce

Brent is the Executive Director of Commerce. He has an extensive background in economic development. Before taking on his leadership role at Commerce, Brent was Executive Director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance for nearly 10 years.

Site Selection + Business Expansion

Jennifer Springer
Jennifer Springer
Director, Business Development

National Recruitment

Christie Myers
Christie Myers
Director, National Recruiting
Cathy Curtis
Cathy Curtis
Economic Development Specialist​
Connie Lake
Connie Lake
Economic Development Specialist
Tina Lindsay
Tina Lindsay
Economic Development Specialist
Martin Roberts
Martin Roberts
Economic Development Specialist
Christopher Suttle
Christopher Suttle
Economic Development Specialist

International Recruiting + Foreign Investment

Jennifer Springer
Jennifer Springer
Director, International Trade & Foreign Investment
Christy Busch
Sarah Short
Sarah Short
Foreign Direct Investment Manager

Aerospace + Defense and ACES Program

Geoffrey Camp
Geoffrey Camp
State Director of Aerospace and Defense
Donald Wetekam
Don Wetekam
ACES Program Director
Leshia Pearson
Leshia Pearson
ACES Program Manager
Ryan Tillison
Ryan Tillison
ACES Program Coodinator

Regional Development Team

Ray Little
Ray Little
Director, Business Retention & Expansion/ Central Region
Steven Bratcher
Steven Bratcher
South Central Region

Your Small Business + Startup Team

Ken Talley
Ken Talley
Small Business Specialist/ Minority-owned Business Certifications
Cathy Curtis
Cathy Curtis
Small Business Incubators / Women-owned Business Certifications

Trade & Export Assistance

Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia
International Trade Specialist

Community Development

Marshall Vogts
Marshall Vogts
Director, Community Development

Main Street

Buffy Hughes
Buffy Hughes
State Main Street Director

Research

Jon Chiappe
Jon Chiappe
Director, Research & Economic Analysis Services

Marketing + Media Relations

Leslie Blair
Leslie Blair
Public Information Officer
Kristin Goodale
Kristin Goodale
Director, Marketing
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