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Meet the Oklahoma Team

Oklahoma is committed to helping your company achieve success in our state. The Oklahoma Team offers the highest quality, one-stop professional assistance to make that happen.

Mayor of Tulsa G.T. BynumMayor of Tulsa G.T. Bynum

G.T. Bynum was sworn in as the 40th Mayor of Tulsa on December 5, 2016. Prior to his election as Mayor, Bynum served for eight years on the Tulsa City Council. Throughout his time in Tulsa city government, Bynum has focused on fiscal restraint, public safety, and infrastructure. He led the successful effort to enact the largest streets improvement package in the city’s history, authored the first city sales tax cut in Tulsa history, authored legislation creating the first municipal rainy day fund in Oklahoma, and coordinated efforts to establish the first municipal veterans treatment court in the United States.

Vince Howie

Aerospace & Defense Director

Jesse Garcia

Global Trade Manager

Aldwyn Sappleton

Research & Economic Analysis Deputy Director

Jennifer Springer

International Trade & Foreign Investment Director

Martin Roberts

Business Recruiter

Kristin Goodale

Marketing & Communications Director


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Consolidated Turbine Systems

Johnny “Bump” Grant, President CTS logo

Consolidated Turbines Specialists (CTS) is an independent business specializing in the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, PT6T, PW100 engines. CTS took flight in 2012 and collectively, we have over 125 years of experience in the repair/overhaul business. CTS was founded on the belief that honesty, integrity and respect are essential to any relationship.

Vantage Plane Plastics

Mark SeaverVantage Plane Plastics logo
General Manager

Serving as a third-party facilitator and resource, our economic development team provides technical support to companies interested in expanding or relocating in our service territory. The economic benefits of low cost, reliable electricity and the opportunities to purchase renewable energy credits give companies and site selection professional’s incentives to relocate. Some of the companies we’ve helped recruit to our service area include: CMC in Durant, Okla., and Siemens in Woodward, Okla.


Duke Peer, EVPWHI logo
Sales & Marketing

WHI is a vertically integrated manufacturer of complex metal parts and assemblies for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. WHI’s operating history dates back to 1951 with a 200,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing footprint that includes three ITAR registered facilities carrying AS9100C & ISO 9001 certifications.

Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation

Kinnee Tilly Broken Arrow Chamber logo
Senior Vice President

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is the one of the largest cities in the state, with a growing population of over 120,000. Home to a first-class K-12 education system, as well as three higher education facilities, this creates a strong, skilled workforce pipeline. Our community is an integral part of the state’s largest manufacturing hub, with over 350 manufacturers in Broken Arrow, focused on aviation and energy. Home to leading aerospace and energy companies such as Flight Safety and Baker Hughes GE and a well-developed supply chain to support long term growth. With available land and a business-friendly environment, we aggressively recruit and retain companies in our community.

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Jeff Seymour Oklahoma City Chamber logo
Director of Business Development

Greater Oklahoma City, with a metropolitan area population of more than 1.5 million, is one of the fastest-growing regions in America, and among the top five places for economic strength, job creation and to start a business. We’ve also been recognized as boasting a top two small business ranking, named one of the most popular places for millennials, and one of the top 10 cities for young adults – much due to a quality-of-life-driven renaissance.

MidAmerica Industrial Park

Dave StewartMid America Industrial Park logo
Chief Administrative Officer

MidAmerica is one of the nation’s largest industrial parks with a strategic location in northeast Oklahoma, just 40 minutes east of downtown Tulsa. Easy access to major interstates leading directly to major markets and on-site rail connections makes MidAmerica an excellent choice for manufacturing, processing and distribution. Benefits include park-owned water and waste-water systems as well as competitive electrical rates from Grand River Dam Authority, a public cost-of-service provider. In addition, MidAmerica offers a Quick Action Incentive Fund to help facilitate your relocation.

Tulsa International Airport

Mark VanLohTulsa International Airport logo
Executive Director

Tulsa International Airport (TUL) is northeast Oklahoma’s air transportation gateway with five airlines providing service to 18 airports across the country. In 2014, over 2.8 million passengers and 117 million tons of cargo traveled through TUL in support of a local population base approaching one million people. In addition to providing the infrastructure for air transportation, Tulsa International Airport plays a significant role in the nation’s aerospace industry as home to the city’s largest industrial complex.

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Brien ThorstenbergTulsa chamber logo
Senior Vice President of Economic Development

Now in its third five-year plan, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s economic development initiative, Tulsa’s Future, is designed to leverage diverse strategies to enhance the Tulsa region’s standing as a place for business, residents, and superb quality of life. Global, national and regional corporations as well as site location firms find Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma an attractive location for investment and/or a new U.S. location.  More than 1.2 million people live in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma with a skill-set well suited to aerospace, energy, professional services, regional headquarters, logistics and information technology sectors.


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The Oklahoma Team is ready to assist with your international investment in Oklahoma with expert and confidential guidance. Contact the Oklahoma Team today at 800-588-5959.


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