Two Oklahomans Named to DCI's 40 Economic Development Rising Stars Under 40

Two Oklahomans were named to Development Counsellors International’s “40 Economic Development Rising Stars Under 40” on January 28, 2013 at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit in Orlando.  The award, which is a first of its kind for the economic developers, is designed to recognize the industry’s rising stars.

Receiving the award from Oklahoma was Cameron McCoy, Economic Development Director, University of Oklahoma and Amber Egnor Martin, Senior Business Development Manager, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.  Amber is a member of the Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC).

“The people chosen by the selection committee represent the future of the economic development industry,” said Andy Levine, president of DCI. “Some of them started working in the industry right as the recession hit, others have been in it for more than 15 years, but all of them are working to bring jobs and business to their communities. They are the epitome of place makers.”

Levine added, “I’ve been working in economic development for more than 20 years, and to see the passion each of these winners has for ensuring the future of our industry is exhilarating. I look forward to hearing about what they’ll do in the next 20 years.”

To view the full list of winners, visit

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:02pm