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Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable

The Economic Roundtable is the official Oklahoma City Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month.

All Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable meetings are open to the public. There are no membership dues to join. For more information, please contact Charles Johnson at or 405-348-3761.

  • Meeting location: Meinders School of Business, Oklahoma City University campus / 2701 McKinley Ave., OKC
  • Plenty of parking north/south side
  • Large Gardner Conference Room, 3rd floor
  • OCU Foodservice catering, buffet offerings - $10 pay at the door. RSVP requested - email
  • 11:30 to noon - lunch, social time / 12:10 to 1:00 (or earlier) program


Mr. Brent Kisling
Mr. Brent Kisling

Date: July 7, 2021
Topic: Post-Pandemic Era: the Oklahoma Economic Outlook
: Mr. Brent Kisling, Oklahoma Department of Commerce executive director

The Oklahoma economy is at an inflection point as we emerge from the COVID pandemic.

Mr. Kisling will offer an overview of Commerce Department activities; analyze U.S. Census results for Oklahoma; and update economic prospects for our state.

Before taking the state Commerce Department leadership role, he was the Enid Regional Development Alliance executive director 10 years. He served from 2001-2009 as the USDA rural development director for Oklahoma. In this role, he assisted community leaders across the state in growing their local economy.

Date: June 2, 2021
Topic: Economic Review of the Oklahoma Film Industry
: Stephen F. Lalli & Elizabeth Anthony

  • Guy Frederickson, Oklahoma City Community College Film & Video Program. Oscar and Emmy winner; producer of 'The Godfather' trilogy.)
  • Tava Moloy Sofsky, director, Oklahoma Film & Music Office.
  • Rachel Cannon, co-founder, CEO of the new Prairie Surf Studios located in the Cox Center.