Our Support Team

Expanding or relocating to a new market demands insight and flexibility.

Our team of professional economic development specialists has worked with hundreds of corporate selection teams and site location consultants on a diverse blend of projects.

Your specialist will provide expert and confidential guidance to get your company up and running in Oklahoma.

Your guide to business services, workforce programs, incentives, demographics and more.
Amy Walton - Deputy Director, Business Development
Amy Walton
Deputy Director, Business Development, Site Selection Lead

Leadership + Support

Tina Lindsay
Tina Brown
Interim Director, Business Development
Vicki Angell
Vicki Angell
Economic Development Specialist

Business Attraction

Aerospace + Defense and ACES Program

The ACES program is a comprehensive approach to recruiting and retaining and expanding Oklahoma’s aerospace industry. 

Leshia Pearson
Director, Aerospace & Defense
Vince Howie
Vince Howie
State Director, Aerospace and Defense
Brent Wright
Brent Wright, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret.)
Strategic Advisor, Aerospace & Defense
Rob Wilcox
Rob Wilcox, Chief Petty Officer, Navy (Ret.)
Business Recruiter, Aerospace & Defense
Kallie Hanisch
Kallie Hanisch
Administrative Assistant, Aerospace & Defense
Brooke Edwards
Brooke Woods
Program Coordinator, Aerospace & Defense

Automotive

An automotive team was established in 2020 due to economic factors that make Oklahoma a prime location for the automotive industry, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and tiered parts suppliers.

Jason Baffrey
Jason Baffrey
Automotive Project Manager
Joshua Mayo
Joshua Mayo
Automotive Project Manager

International Trade + Relations

Sarah Short
Sarah Short
Director of International Relations and Global Commerce
Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia
Senior Trade Specialist
Robert Oglesby
Robert Oglesby
Trade Specialist
Sarah Short
Sarah Short
Director of International Relations and Global Commerce

Energy

One of the state’s largest sectors, the Business Development team is targeting all subsectors of the energy industry.

Wes Seaman
Wesley Seaman
Energy Project Manager
Akiva Israel
Akiva Israel
Energy Project Manager

Advanced Technology + High Growth Start-Ups

Jay Shidler
Jay Shidler
Advanced Technology & High Growth Start-Ups Project Manager
Kimberly Tidwell
Kimberly Tidwell
Research Analyst

Bioscience

As home to multiple research organizations, Oklahoma is poised to take advantage of current reshoring initiatives to further grow this industry.

Connie Lake
Connie Lake
Economic Development Specialist

Agriculture

One of the state’s largest industries, Oklahoma is positioned to be a leader in food processing and manufacturing.

Sierra Simpson
Sierra Simpson
Agriculture Recruiter

IT/Distribution/Financial Services

Oklahoma’s central location, proximity to I-35 and I-40, and low cost of doing business make the state competitive in these industries.

Tina Lindsay
Tina Lindsay
Economic Development Specialist

Incentives and Programs

Martin Roberts
Martin Roberts
Economic Development Specialist

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