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The Executive Committee is comprised of business members of the Council, including at minimum: the Chair, Vice-Chair, and the Co-Chair (private sector representative) from each of the Council’s committees, excluding those who are non-members of the Council.  The Executive Committee shall act in place of the Governor’s Council only when necessary and with subsequent full board review, action, and ratification.


  • Convey to the Governor recommendations posed by the Council;
  • Approve the direction of the Strategic Plan;
  • Develop the areas for tasks required for committees as warranted;
  • Appoint committee composition (Council members and at-large community members) and co-chairs;
  • Respond to the needs of the Council and its members;
  • Conduct an annual review of the Executive Director, and make staff capacity recommendations.

Nathaniel Harding
Founder/President, Antioch Energy

Chuck Gray
VP and COO, Frontier Electronic Systems Corp., Stillwater

Steve Shepelwich
Sr. Community Affairs Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of KC-OKC Branch

Shelly Dunham
CEO, Okeene Municipal Hospital, Okeene

WSOC co-chair, Katie Altshuler
Government and Community Relations Lead, Marathon Oil

Sarah Ashmore; Interim Executive Director
Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development

Linda Emrich
Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development