Committee Information

GET INVOLVED
As a member of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, you are part of the unified voice that gives us the power to help shape public policy. We encourage you to get involved in the legislative process through input and participation in our various committees. These groups are typically issue-based and meet as necessary.

“Laws and regulations affecting Oklahoma businesses come up every day at the Capitol. The State Chamber is always there representing our interests; join a State Chamber committee today to make sure your voice is heard.” — Steve Hendrickson, Director, Government Operations, Boeing; State Chamber Aerospace Committee Chair

Aerospace, Technology & Telecommunications Committee
Staff: Jennifer Lepard        Chair: Erika Lucas
Purpose: To take a statewide leadership role in the protection and growth of the aerospace industry in Oklahoma

Economic Development, Taxation & Retail Committee
Staff: Jonathan Buxton      Chair: Larry Parman
Purpose: Monitor and analyze tax and economic development issues and legislation as to their impact on Oklahoma businesses and recommend policy to the State Chamber Board of Directors

Energy/Natural Resources Committee
Staff: Mike Jackson        Chair: Rae Rice
Purpose: Review and analyze all legislation and proposed rules and regulations that impact Oklahoma’s business community

Health Care Committee
Staff: Jennifer Lepard        Chair: J.T. Petherick
Purpose: To create a dialogue between businesses and the health care provider community in an effort to promote policies directed at reducing the cost of health care to Oklahoma businesses

Human Resources & Labor Law Committee
Staff: Mike Seney            Chair: Stephanie Phipps
Purpose: To ensure Oklahoma employers are competing on a level playing field with other states when it comes to the laws and regulations they have to comply with, particularly in the area  of employment law

Lawsuit Reform Committee
Staff: Mike Seney            Chair: Jeffery Starling
Purpose: To reduce Oklahoma businesses’ vulnerability to frivolous lawsuits and remove legal threats and obstacles to legitimate business operations through legal justice and lawsuit reform

Legislative Affairs Committee
Staff: Jonathan Buxton        Chair: Jim Dunlap
Purpose: Provide a venue for sharing information regarding legislation and regulatory matters and political affairs

Military Liaison Committee
Staff: Mike Jackson         Chair: Mike Cooper
Purpose: To take a statewide leadership role in protecting and growing Department of Defense interests in the state and assisting the efforts of all local entities

Transportation Committee
Staff: Mike Jackson        Chair: Rich Horrocks
Purpose: Monitor and analyze all legislation and proposed regulations that impact Oklahoma’s transportation system and make certain that the state’s transportation system infrastructure is capable of moving people and products efficiently

Workforce Development Committee
Staff: Jennifer Lepard        Chair: Kelly Kitt
Purpose: To promote policy designed to more effectively provide the business community with a high quality and skilled workforce

Workers’ Compensation Committee
Staff: Jonathan Buxton            Chair: Becky L. Robinson
Purpose:  To build a strong, impartial workers’ compensation system that protects the truly injured worker while ensuring the lowest possible cost to the employer

Contact:
Toni Schwarz
Executive Assistant
(405) 235-3669