Southeastern to host Economic Summit on June 17


June 13, 2014

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host the third annual E3 Summit on June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on campus in the SE Ballroom (Hallie McKinney Building).

The purpose of this economic development program is to Engage our Publics, Envision the Future, and Empower the Region. The focus will be on Global and Regional Transportation, Trade, and Workforce Development for the 21st Century.

Keynote luncheon speaker will be David Dean, CEO, Dean International of Dallas, who is a Public Policy, Transportation and Panama Canal strategist. He is also a former Texas secretary of state.

Other speakers on the agenda include Daryl Pinto, Oklahoma Department of Commerce: Donnalla Miller, My Own HR Coach; Kerry Manning, Southern Workforce Board; Chanel Turner, Fossil, Inc.; Sara Jane Smallwood, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; John Redman, USDA; Tim Welch, TEX-21 and city councilman, North Richland Hills (Texas); Jerry Tomlinson, Durant mayor; and Cary Wacker, Sherman (Texas) mayor.

Among those expected to attend are community advocates, economic development and workforce representatives, regional educators, and business leaders. The summit is presented as part of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Making Place Matter Initiative.

Registration fee is $25 ($30 at the door).

For more information, contact Kathy Hendrick, director of the Southeastern Center for Regional Competitiveness at 580-745-2046.