The purpose of these orientations is to share with your Board of Directors of your Chamber what is expected of them, what can be expected of a chamber organization, and to give them background information about chambers, their historical function, and best practices. Nearly every individual performs better and is more comfortable if he or she has a clear understanding of what is expected, and that is exactly what we will provide.

The agenda will focus on the responsibilities and expectations of the board member, governance of the organization, fudiciary responsibilities, and evaluations, to name a few items.  

Rich Cantillon, President & CEO, Ponca City Chamber of Commerce will be the lead presenter.

Please join us with your volunteer leadership. 

Take advantage of this invaluable chamber training offered to you by the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives (OCCE).

For more information contact Ruth Littlefield at [email protected] or 918-630-6049

Two (2) dates and locations to choose from:

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Three Forks Harbor River Center in Fort Gibson (hosted by the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce)

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the Ponca City Chamber (hosted by the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce)

10:00am – 1:00pm

Lunch will be provided by the host chambers

 No cost for OCCE members & their board of directors

$15.00 for Non-Members


Thursday, March 31, 2022

10:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

10:00am – 1:00pm

Rescheduled date from February 18th.  If you registered for the February event, you do not need to re-register. 


Rich Cantillon, IOM

Rich Cantillon, IOM

President/CEO, Ponca City Chamber of Commerce

Rich is a 1976 Graduate of Ponca City High School and a 1981 Graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva.  Rich also attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman and completed his Chamber Institute Management Certificate at the University of Arizona Winter Institute in Tucson.

Rich owned and operated a photography studio in Blackwell for 14 years and worked for the Blackwell Chamber of Commerce 8 years.  He has been with the Ponca City Chamber for 18 years.

Rich has been married to his wife Pam for 39 years.  They have 3 grown children, a son in-law and a daughter in-law plus 2 beautiful granddaughters Harper and Whitley.  Rich enjoys working with his church youth group at St. Mary’s Catholic Church which he has been doing for over 35 years.  He also enjoys teaching and working with other chambers on how to be successful.

Rich served on the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, Ponca City Arts Council, Hospice of Northcentral Oklahoma, Oklahoma Travel Industry Association, Rotary and was the Chair for Winter Institute in 2014.  Rich is past president of the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives.  He currently serves on the US Chamber National Institute Board.

Rich was named the 2009 Oklahoma Chamber Executive of the Year by the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives and inducted into OCCE’s Hall of Fame in 2021.