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Executive

Fred Morgan

President and CEO

Fred Morgan has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the State Chamber of Oklahoma since 2010. Prior to joining the Chamber, Morgan worked for the Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore and in 2006 helped broker an historic power-sharing agreement between the Republicans and Democrats, who were tied 24-24. He subsequently served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to the first Republican-led Senate in state history in 2008. Fred is also currently Chairman of the Board for the Council of State Chambers.

Eric Blakeney, CPA

Senior Vice President, Operations and CFO

Eric Blakeney joined the State Chamber of Oklahoma in 2001 as Director of Accounting & Finance. In 2003, Eric was promoted to Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, with responsibilities expanded to encompass human resources, payroll, benefit administration and building management. In 2013, he was named Senior Vice President over State Chamber Operations and remains Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Blakeney worked for 12 years in banking, as an accounting manager for a Fortune 500 company, and as an auditor. Eric graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Regina Manning

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and to the Board of Directors

Regina Manning has served as the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO since joining the State Chamber in 2002. She coordinates all Board and Executive Committee functions and is a resource for all board members. Manning has been an Executive Assistant for more than 20 years, operating in that capacity to the Chairman, President & CEO of Fife Corporation; the President & CEO of the Oklahoma Bankers Association; and the President & CEO of Platt Energy Corporation.


Government Affairs

Mike Jackson

Executive Vice President of Government & Political Affairs, Registered Lobbyist

Mike joined the State Chamber in 2014 after serving 10 years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Jackson served the last two years as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House and served on all committees. He helped with the development of rules, presided over numerous sessions and passed many bills that were good for business. Prior to serving in the Legislature, Jackson was the Northwest Field Representative for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and the Public Information Officer for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.

Jennifer Lepard

Executive Director, Research Foundation

Jennifer Lepard, DrPH, has served as the Executive Director of the State Chamber of Oklahoma Research Foundation since 2017. Jennifer started her career in public policy working for the Oklahoma State Senate as a Legislative Analyst. She also gained experience at a state agency and in private consulting before joining the State Chamber in 2014 as Vice President of Government Affairs. Jennifer has a Master’s in Public Administration and a Doctorate in Public Health and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Oklahoma.

Emily Shipley

Vice President Government Affairs, Registered Lobbyist

Emily joined the State Chamber in 2017 as Vice President of Government Affairs. Shipley started her career in public policy working for the United States Senate as a field representative traveling the state. She has previously worked as the Director of Government Relations for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and as the Public Policy Coordinator for the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

Cordon DeKock

Vice President of Political Affairs, Registered Lobbyist

Cordon joined the State Chamber in 2011. Previously, he worked on the Oklahoma Republican Party's Victory team, which was responsible for electing candidates in local and state elections. As part of the Victory team, he coordinated efforts between the various campaigns, supervised volunteers and directed the use of state-level voter data. Prior to the 2010 election cycle, Cordon managed various local issue and candidate campaigns while attending Rice University and Oklahoma State University.

Adria Berry

VICE PRESIDENT GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, REGISTERED LOBBYIST

An attorney and adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, Adria Berry joined the State Chamber in 2017 as Vice President of Government Affairs. Adria is also an experienced contract lobbyist and legal & regulatory affairs consultant. Adria will advocate for State Chamber members in the areas of Human Resources & Labor Law, Legal Reform and Workers' Compensation. She received her J.D. and Certificate in Public Policy and Regulation from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2008.

Nicole Boyles

Vice President of Strategic Partners

Nicole oversees the State Chamber's grassroots development initiatives, strategic partnerships and local chamber relations. She also runs Chamber Action Network (CAN), a coalition of the State Chamber and local chambers and economic development organizations. In addition, Nicole manages the Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC). Previously, she was the President and CEO of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. She has a master's degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas, a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma City University, and graduated from the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management. Nicole serves on the Board of Regents for the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence.

Toni Schwarz

Executive Assistant Government Affairs

Toni joined the State Chamber in 2012 and was promoted to Government Affairs Executive Assistant in 2015. Before working at the State Chamber, Toni was a career teacher for the Putnam City School District. She taught at various grade levels, from kindergarten through tenth grade, served on school committees and held several leadership roles within school sites. Toni also worked as an independent consultant teaching professional workshops to educators in Math and Reading. She holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University.



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