Get Involved!

Below is a list of OCCE committees/task forces that are available for you to get more involved in OCCE.

Email Ruth Littlefield or the chairs/co-chairs if you would like more information or become an active volunteer in that committee.

Annual Conference & Awards

Conference Objective: To solicit bids, develop budget, plan, organize and promote the 2021 annual conference. Focus of the conference is to educate, build peer relationships, and identify critical issues facing chamber management.

Awards Objective: To identify and solicit nominations of qualified executives for the New Executive of the Year, Shelia Lee Executive of the Year, Outstanding Chamber Staff of the Year, Chamber Young Professional, and Hall of Fame awards.  Identify awards that should be given on a annual basis.   Work with conference planning committee to organize awards program, logistics, and presenters at the Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference.

Conference planning will begin in May 2021.

Co-Chairs: 

Krystal Crockett – Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce

Sherri Wilt – Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Management Institute (CMI)

Objective: To plan, promote and present a basic professional development program in one-day sessions for four consecutive months starting in August 2021 for chamber professionals taught by industry experts.  Committee members will organize and assist with graduation at the annual conference.

Co-Chairs: 

Krystal Crockett – Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce

Sherri Wilt – Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Young Professionals

Objective: To engage chamber employees, under the age of 40, early in their careers by providing professional development, peer networking, coaching, mentoring, and career guidance.

  • Hold a two (2) education/networking events in Tulsa and/or OKC with host chambers
  • Hold CYP Happy Hour at annual conference
  • Create mentoring program between seasoned professionals in all job duties and CYPs
  • Solicit speaker proposals from CYPs for annual conference

Co-Chairs: 

Angela Wilson – Greater Muskogee Chamber of Commerce

Krystal Crockett – Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce 

Marketing & Communications

Objective: To provide members with quality educational information on events, professional development, personal development, and peer networking through OCCE’s newsletter, social media and the website.  

Chair:

Ruth Littlefield – OCCE Association Manager 

Membership Recruitment & Retention 

Objective:  To identify non-member to increase membership revenue and retention of members.

Chair:

Ruth Littlefield – OCCE Association Manager 

Scholarship Committee

Objective: To financially help chamber executives and their staff with professional development by identifying, soliciting, and selecting executives to receive scholarships for the Institute for Organization Management (all sites), Chamber Management Institute, MAKO Conference, and OCCE Annual Conference.

Co-Chairs: 

Barby Myers – Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce

Tracy Caulfield – Cushing Chamber of Commerce