Press Release

February 18, 2016 - 12:15pm
Ann Ackerman

Ackerman Named Roundtable President/CEO

Chairman Tom Clark has announced Ann Ackerman as the new President and CEO of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable.

She succeeds Carl Edwards, who has completed three years of great service to the organization. Carl will continue to advise during a short transition. 

She will become just the fourth President of the Roundtable. Previous leaders were Don Paulsen, Blake Wade, and Carl Edwards.

Ann most recently served as CEO of Leadership Oklahoma.

May 21, 2015 - 9:52am

Over 140 statewide business executives attended the Roundtable's Annual Meeting June 9th in Tulsa. Speakers included Governor Mary Fallin, American Airlines Executive Elise Eberwein and representives of the Oklahoma Commerce Department and i2e.

October 24, 2014 - 1:19pm

Over 150 Roundtable members and guests participated in the Fall Membership meeting held October 15th at the Governor’s Mansion and hosted by Governor Fallin.

Oklahoma’s workforce was the major topic of the day.  

Keynote speaker Steve Hendrickson, Director of Government Operations for Boeing provided a national perspective on Oklahoma workforce initiatives and challenged business leaders to engage in the education process to address pressing education issues.

April 29, 2014 - 2:16pm


This spring the Oklahoma Business Roundtable is supporting several important projects to enhance the state’s economic development. Roundtable President Carl Edwards said the efforts help promote entrepreneurship and new business start-up, business expansion and recruitment.

July 11, 2013 - 8:40am

Over 140 Roundtable members and state leaders attended the fall membership meeting and networking reception on October 15th at the Governor’s Mansion in Oklahoma City. Vice-Chairman Rhonda Hooper presided over the event which included reports from Lt. Governor Todd Lamb, Secretary of State (and incoming Commerce Secretary) Larry Parman and Governor Mary Fallin.

Roundtable President Carl Edwards said total membership and project funding remains steady.


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