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Leo Baxter

Leo J. "Lee" Baxter, a native Minnesotan, lives in Lawton, Okla. In 1999 he retired as a major general after a 31-year Army career. He has subsequently served as vice president of Cameron University, market president for BancFirst,vice president of Communication Technologies Inc. in Chantilly, Va., and president and chief operating officer for JB Management Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned defense business in Alexandria, Va. He now devotes his energy to civic and community matters and to Signal Mountain Associates Inc., which he founded in 1999. The Oklahoma company provides consulting services in business development and marketing to a wide variety of defense and training management companies across the United States. 


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William S. “Bill” Price operates his family oil and natural gas business. He was an attorney in the litigation department of the Phillip Murrah law firm, where he represented individuals and companies in a wide range of civil, regulatory, and criminal litigation matters. He served as an assistant to Judge Alfred P. Murrah, assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma 1975-82 and U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma 1982-89. In 1990, he was the Republican nominee for governor of Oklahoma. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he received an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.


Price received numerous honors and awards including the Outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorney three times; commendations of the directors of the FBI and IRS and the Inspector General of Health and Human Services; the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for his prosecution of the county commissioner corruption scandal; and the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award and the “Man of the Year” Award from the Oklahoma State Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for his work in drug prevention in founding the Oklahoma Alliance Against Drugs.


Jimmy Stallings - CT Board Member

James Stallings



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Randy Gilbert

Randy Gilbert graduated Tecumseh High School and earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University in 1983 and taught vocational agriculture at Lawton High School from 1983 to 1988. Since 1988, Gilbert has also been the operations manager and vice president of Gilbert & Sons Trucking Co. in Tecumseh. He is a member of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Tecumseh Growth and Development Authority and the Pottawatomie County Safety Center Trust and a lifetime member of the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Gilbert is also a licensed Oklahoma insurance agent and used motor vehicle salesman.

Gilbert is also a member of the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Limousin Breeders Association and the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.


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Philip Kennedy


Philip Kennedy owns Comanche Lumber Co. and is a board member of the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corp. and the Oklahoma Lumbermen's Association. He also serves as a board member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association and the Great Plains Technology Center Foundation. He previously served as president of Cameron University Foundation. Kennedy earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University. He represents the 4th Congressional District.

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Tim Burg

Tim Burg is the executive director for the Shawnee Economic Development Foundation. Burg’s hands-on approach in his career has allowed him to develop a unique perspective into business operations, manufacturing, real estate development, construction, facility management and governance. His experience with the inner workings of community, workforce and economic development come from both a volunteer and professional’s perspective.


Burg graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and is a member of the Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development, the Governor’s International Team, the International Economic Development Council Education Committee and the Oklahoma Baptist University College of Business Executive Board. He served six years on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and is an instructor in the University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute. He is one of only 1,200 certified economic developers in the world.


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Janet Smith

Janet Smith is manager of economic development for Public Service Company of Oklahoma. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development. She has been active in many boards and organizations, including the Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, the Governor's Economic Development Marketing Team, the Oklahoma Economic Development Council, Oklahoma Southeast, Workforce Tulsa and the Utility Economic Development Association. She is also an active supporter of United Way.


A native of Arkansas, she graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations/journalism. She began her economic development career at the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission before joining the AEP-PSO system. Smith is a certified professional community economic developer and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and the Community Development Institute. She frequently speaks at economic development and leadership forums. She lives in Tulsa.

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David Stewart

David Stewart is chief administrative officer and trustee of the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority in Pryor. The authority is a public trust that owns and operates the MidAmerica Industrial Park. Stewart is the former president and chief executive officer of Cherokee Nation Businesses LLC, the wholly owned parent/holding company of the Cherokee Nation. He also was the president and chief executive officer of Cherokee Nation Entertainment LLC, the wholly owned tribal company that managed and operated the gaming, retail, hospitality and entertainment enterprises of the Cherokee Nation. In 2004, Stewart was one of the lead negotiators with the state of Oklahoma on the State-Tribal Gaming Compact, which allows electronic gaming machines at three of Oklahoma’s horse racing tracks and expands the definition of class II gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes.


He earned his master of science and bachelor of arts business degrees from Oklahoma State University and is a certified public accountant. Stewart has served on the boards of directors of The Oklahoma Academy for State Goals and the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a board member of the Oklahoma State Chamber.


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