Over 150 Roundtable members and guests attended the Oklahoma Business Roundtable’s annual meeting at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa on June 12. Guest speakers were Governor Kevin Stitt and Commerce Secretary Sean Kouplen. Both leaders were interviewed by Chairman Bill Anoatubby in a unique “conversation” format that also included Q&A from the membership. The leaders discussed successful legislative initiatives and ongoing efforts to streamline and improve state government services. Economic development highlights included $19 million in funding for the state’s closing fund (for major projects)and focused programs to support aerospace, automotive and entrepreneurial/small business growth. The new state budget also includes significant investments in classroom funding, teacher pay raises, and criminal justice reforms.