The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) is an association of 150 economic development professionals who support efforts to market the regions and communities throughout Oklahoma as places where people want to live and invest. OEDC supports the efforts of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, as the leading recruitment organization for the state of Oklahoma, as well as the activities of the Governor’s Economic Development Marketing and International Teams. We also work closely with the State Chamber lobby team in developing, implementing and educating citizens about legislative issues.

OEDC Executive Board

  • President – Christy Elkins, OG&E
  • Vice President – Kinnee Tilly, Broken Arrow Chamber & Economic Development Corporation
  • Secretary – Lisa Powell, Enid Regional Development Alliance
  • Treasurer – Janet Smith, Public Service Company of Oklahoma
  • Past President – Michael Davis, Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
  • Executive Director – Nicole Boyles, State Chamber of Oklahoma

OEDC Standing Committees

Our members are advocates for a prosperous economy in Oklahoma and strive to be active economic development resources for state elected officials and leaders. We accomplish this through:

Legislative Affairs Committee
Lyle Roggow, Committee Chair

Responsible for identifying legislative issues related to the economic development profession. This committee will work closely with the Training and Education Committee to provide the OEDC membership opportunities to interact with legislative leadership and state elected officials and will oversee the selection of our Legislative Advocate of the Year.

Membership Committee
Chelsea Levo, Committee Chair

Education Committee Chair

Code of Ethics

All members must abide by OEDC’s code of ethics for ensuring high standards of professionalism and integrity among those working in economic development in Oklahoma. Read and sign the OEDC code of ethics


Interested in joining? Contact Nicole Boyles for more information. 

The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) is standalone 501(c)(6) organization managed by Nicole Boyles through a partnership with the State Chamber of Oklahoma.