Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Petroleum Club
|8:00 - 8:30||Registration, Morning Mixer|
|8:30 - 8:45||Introduction by Event Emcee
Jim Parrack, Price Edwards & Co.
|8:45 - 9:00||Awards
Presented by The Journal Record
|9:00 - 9:45||
Yukon/Edmond Area Speakers
Pam Shelton, Yukon Chamber of Commerce
Janet Yowell, Edmond Economic Development Authority
|9:45 - 10:00||CREC Industry Leadership Award
Harrison Levy, Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 11:30||Moore/Norman/OKC Area Speakers
Deidre Ebrey, City of Moore
Jason Smith, Norman Economic Development Coalition
Jeff Gunning, University North Park
Jane Jenkins, Downtown OKC
|11:30 - 12:00||Lunch Break|
|12:00 - 1:00||Keynote Speaker|
Price Edwards & Company
Mr. Parrack joined Price Edwards & Company in 2007 and heads the firm’s Retail Division. The division encompasses management and brokerage activities for over 50 shopping centers in Oklahoma and North Texas. Parrack is actively involved in overseeing all management and leasing efforts of the firm’s retail building portfolio to ensure asset protection and enhancement of client owned properties. Jim is an active member and participant in ChainLinks Retail Advisors, a national retail leasing and networking organization. In addition, Jim has extensive experience acting as receiver for distressed properties of all product types.
Yukon Chamber of Commerce
Yukon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director since March 6, 2017 – promoting the businesses and tourism for Yukon, Oklahoma. Working to revitalize Yukon 66 Main Street to showcase the historical Mother Road Route 66 and worked to revitalize Stockyards City Main Street to become the next “go to” district for historical, cultural, shopping, and fun.
Retired from public education after 39 years – taught Vocational Home Economics, Marketing, and served as the Yukon Public School Community Education Director for 17 years.
Edmond Economic Development Authority
Janet Yowell has been with the Edmond Economic Development Authority for 25+ years, serving as the executive director for more than 15 years. She is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an economic development plan for the City of Edmond. A graduate of Oklahoma’s Economic
Development Institute (OUEDI) and Leadership Edmond Class VIII, she has served in multiple leadership roles with the Governor’s Economic Development Team (GEDT). Janet is also a past president of the Oklahoma Economic Development Council (OEDC) and a past chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Partnership, a 10‐county regional economic development marketing organization.
City of Moore
Deidre Ebrey is the Director of Economic Development for her hometown of Moore, Oklahoma. Prior to taking her job with the city, Ms. Ebrey was a Business Development Consultant with Oklahoma’s Career Tech system. She specialized in leadership and workforce development and has worked with some of Oklahoma’s largest businesses. Deidre’s work in retail recruitment by a municipality is noted throughout the State of Oklahoma and she is often asked to deliver speeches on the subject. Moore has added over 1.5 million square feet of commercial real estate, primarily retail, since Ms. Ebrey joined the City’s leadership team in 2002. Deidre has a BA and an MHR degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Norman Economic Development Coalition
Jason Smith is the President & CEO of the Norman Economic Development Coalition. The President & Chief Executive Officer of the NEDC is responsible for providing visible and active leadership in the development and implementation of economic development programs that address new investment, business attraction, business retention, and workforce development in Norman. Smith, a Norman native, was appointed to the position in July of 2015 by the NEDC Board of Directors.
Jeff Gunning has spent the entirety of his professional career with the firm, beginning with RTKL in 1984. He now leads CallisonRTKL’s commercial practice for North America, covering retail, hospitality, residential and commercial office. Previously, he served as leader of the retail/entertainment sector beginning in 1998. His work since then, coupled with the CallisonRTKL merger, has helped solidify the firm’s position as the world’s leading retail design practice for both shopping center and store design. His work has shaped the firm’s holistic approach to large, mixed-use developments that bring retail, entertainment, sport, residential, office, hotel and other uses into synergistic, experiential places that resonate with communities and stand the test of time.
Jane Jenkins is President and CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City, Incorporated. With over 30 years of experience in downtown revitalization and management, Jane is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on urban issues. She is a former Chairman for the International Downtown Association Board of Directors and is also active in the International Economic Development Council, Urban Land Institute, and the American Institute of Architects. In 2014, Jane earned accreditation from the Congress for New Urbanism and she was recently named a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Place Management in Manchester, England. A former high school educator, Jane was named 1982 Teacher of the Year at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton.
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