Past Business Forums

Are We Forfeiting Global Economic Leadership?

Speaker:      Dr. Mitchell Smith

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of International Studies, Professor of Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma

Panelists:     Dr. Rebecca Cruise

                    Assistant Dean, College of International Studies.
Assistant Profrssor of International and Area Studies,University of Oklahoma

Date: November 2, 2017

How To Revitalize The Cities

Speaker:      Dr. Charles Warnken

Associate Dean, Division of Regional & City Planning, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma

Panelists:     Mayor Fred L. Fitch

City of Lawton

Dr. Tom Thomas

President, Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation

Richard Rogalski

Director, Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority

Dr. Rosemary Bellino

President, Lawton Beautiful, Inc.

Date: March 02, 2017

The Power of the Wind - Challenges and Prospects for Wind Energy in Oklahoma

Speaker:  Dr. John Scott Greene

Professor, University of Oklahoma and Director of OWPI (Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative)

Panelists: Kylah McNabb

Energy Policy Advisor, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy &   Environment

   Russell Philpott

       Lead Consultant, Precise Building Performance

Date:    October 05, 2016

U.S and Oklahoma Economic Update:Oil Price Worries

Speaker:  Megan Williams

                  Associate Economist and Manager, Oklahoma City Branch,

                  Federal Reserve Bank

Panelists: Debra Welch

                  President and CEO, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce

                  Chris Deal

                  President and CEO, Duncan Chamber of Commerce

Date:        February 18, 2016

Dynamics of Labor Market and Job Opportunities - a State and Regional Perspective

Speaker:    Lynn Gray  Chief Economist, Oklahoma  Employment

                    Security Commission

Panelists:  Lyle Roggow  President, Duncan Area Economic   

                   Development Foundation

                  Debra Welch President and CEO, Lawton Fort Sill

                  Chamber of Commerce

                  Phil Kennedy Chairman, Lawton Fort Sill Economic

                  Development Corporation

Date:        October 28, 2015

Changing Dynamics of Energy: Looking Back to Go Forward

Speaker: Dana  Murphy

Commissioner, Oklahoma Corporate Commissioner of Health and Secretary

Panelists: David Blatt Director, Oklahoma Policy Institute
David J. Bond

Director of External Relations

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Inc.

J. Terry Snider, Vice-President of Production and Explorations, Co-owner of Perkins Energy Company, Duncan, OK
Date: September 24, 2013


What Makes the City Beautiful

Speaker: Fred L. Fitch

Mayor of Lawton

Panelists: Gene Brown Mayor of Duncan
Rosemary Bellino, MD.

Lawton City Council Mamber

Former President of Lawton Beautiful Inc

Bryan Long City Manger of Lawton
Jay Burk Chairman of Lawton Enhancement Trust  Authority
Date: April 10. 2013

Oklahoma Weight War: Battling Obesity

Speaker: Dr. Terry L. Cline

Oklahoma Commissioner of Health and Secretary of Health and Human Services

Panelists: Dr. Ed Legako pediatrician
Lori Cummins Director of Community Relations, Comanche Memorial Hospital
Steve Hyde Southwestern Medical Center
Lori Cummins Director of Community Relations, Comanche Memorial Hospital
Candace Benson, Dietician
Date: November 15, 2012

Challenges and Opportunities for the Indian Economy

Speaker: Dr. Amit Gupta President of Fort-Sill National Bank
Panelists: Arun Tilak Driector, CETES, Cameron university
Dr. Ankur Nandedkar

Assistant Profesor of Managenent

Cameron University

Date: September 4, 2012

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA


Constance N. Johnson 

Matt Pinnell

Senator from State Democratic Party

Chair, Oklahoma State Republican Party

Panelists: David Blatt Oklahoma Policy Institute
Wallace Collins Chair, Oklahoma Democratic Party
Steve Hyde Southwestern Medical Center
Toby Pedford CEO, legacy Wealth Stratagies Group
Jonathan Small

Fiscal Policy Director, Oklahoma Council

of Public Affairs

Date: September 4, 2012

Current Issues in Banking in the State and the Nation

Speaker: John Davis President of Fort-Sill National Bank
Panelists: William Wilson, Jr Senior Vice-President, Bancfirst Lawton
Ron Martin Executive Vice President and Loan Manager, Arvest Bank Southwest Oklahoma
Date: March 7, 2012

2010-2011 Oklahoma Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Speaker: Michael Clingman Director, Office of State Finance
Panelists: Gene Brown Mayor of Duncan
Fred Fitch Mayor of Lawton
Larry Mitchell City Manager, Lawton
Date: March 31, 2009



Speaker: Kim Holland     Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
Panelists: Jeff Raymond   Executive Director, OKWatchdog
Wayne Rhode Co-founder of Oklahomans for Health Care Reform 
Dr. Brent Smith        Personal Care Physician, Lawton
Date: Nov. 19, 2009

Continuing to Build Oklahoma's Economy in Times of Uncertainty

Speaker: Natalie Shirley Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism
Date: April 23, 2009

Economic Issues - 2008 Presidential Election

Speakers: Jed Green                State Campaign Director for Obama for America and Vice President of Membership for the Young Democrats of Oklahoma
Gary Jones           Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party
Date: Oct. 22, 2008

The Housing Market Crisis and Its Fallout on the Local Economy

Speaker: Chad Wilkerson         Vice President and Branch Executive, Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas
Date: August 28, 2008

Budget: Deficit and Surplus

Speaker: Dr. Syed Ahmed Cameron University
Date: 2007

Your Taxes in Lawton

Speaker: Tom Thomas
Date: December 6, 2006

Social Security Reform

Date: April 13, 2005

How to Start a Business: Make It a Reality

Speaker: SIFE Cameron University
Date: February 25, 2004

Will this Year's Stock Market Recovery Persist?

Date: January 30, 2004

Is It Time to Get Back Into the Market?

Date: January 24, 2004

Charitable Giving Strategies

Speakers: Gary Miller Cameron University
Court Newkirk         Lawton Ft. Sill Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Date: October 30, 2002

Marketing the Military: An Examination of Recruitment Slogans from "I Want You" to "An Army of One"

Speakers: Dr. Suzanne Clinton Cameron University
Dr. Sylvia Miller Cameron University
Date: April 24, 2002

The Economic Impact of the Recession on Southwest Oklahoma

Speakers: Dr. Syed Ahmed Cameron University
Dr. Robert Yuyuenyongwatana Cameron University
Date: March 12, 2002

Coping with Stock Market Disaster

Speaker: Dr. T.K. Bhattacharya Cameron University
Date: January 29, 2002

Violence in the Workplace

Speakers: Dr. Sylvia Burgess Cameron University
Dr. Suzanne Clinton Cameron University
Dr. Doug Brady Clinical Consulting Psychologist
Date: November 14, 2001

Internet Retailing Stratigies

Speaker: Dr. Terrence Paridon Cameron University
Date: October 24, 2001


The Economic Impact of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

Speaker: Dr. Syed Ahmed Cameron University
Date: September 28, 2001


The Right to Work Law

Speaker: Dr. V. Sivarama Krishnan Cameron University
Date: September 11, 2001

Budget Story: Surpluses, Deficits, and Balance

Date: September 22, 2000

The Economic of the Nineties: Who Gets Credit?

Speakers: Dr. V. Sivarama Krishnan Cameron University
Dr. John Courington Cameron University
Date: May 5, 2000

Oil: A New Crisis

Speakers: Dr. V. Sivarama Krishnan Cameron University
Commissioner Denise Bode Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Date: April 14, 2000

Census 2000: Economic, Political, and Social Implications

Speaker: Dr. V. Sivarama Krishnan Cameron University
Date: March 10, 2000

The Smart Economy Task Force for Lawton/Ft. Sill: Report

Speaker: Dr. Don Sullivan Vice President, University Advancement
Date: February 18, 2000

Investments for the New Millennium

Date: January 21, 2000