Date(s) - July 16, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Devon Tower, 50th Floor
$50 for nonmembers
$35 for members
Roy H. Williams, the President & CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is our speaker for July. He will be talking about how the Chamber sells Oklahoma City to others.
About the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
For more than a century, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has been the voice of business and the visionary organization in Oklahoma City. We represent thousands of businesses of all sizes and all industries in Oklahoma City’s 10-county region. The Chamber’s activities are overseen by our executive committee, board of directors and board of advisors, which are made up of Oklahoma City’s top business leaders. With a staff of more than 70 employees, we support our members and the business community through economic and community development, government relations, education and workforce development initiatives, and tourism growth.
About Roy H. Williams, CCE
Roy became the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on January 1, 2004, after having served as Executive Vice President of Economic Development since mid-2002.
Roy has held numerous executive leadership positions in Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations in Texas, Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma. Additionally, Roy was Partner, co-founder, and President of The Economic Development Group, Inc., an international economic development consulting firm with offices in Ohio and Arizona. Roy also serves on the faculty for several professional certification programs including the United States Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Institute.
Roy has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Lutheran University and pursued his M.B.A. at Sam Houston State University. As well, he is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at Southern Methodist University, successfully completed the American Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in North Carolina, and is a graduate of the Governor’s Center for Strategic Leadership for State Executives program at Duke University.
In 2008, Roy was the recipient of the prestigious Chairman’s Award from the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Board of Directors for his significant contributions to ACCE and the chamber profession. Roy served as Chairman of the Board for ACCE for 2012 -2013. Roy also recently earned his Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) certification. This is the only national certification for chamber professionals and demonstrates extensive knowledge in four core chamber management areas.