Cameron University business forum to address Oklahoma’s economic health

Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will host a business forum focusing on the state’s economic health as measured by gross collections by the state. The keynote address will be delivered by State Treasurer Ken Miller. The forum will take place on Friday, March 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Shepler Center and is open to the public at no cost.

photo of ken millerIn addition to discussing the industries that are fueling the state’s economic growth, Miller will offer some initiatives to further enhance Oklahoma’s economic health. As the state’s chief financial officer, Miller protects and manages more than $22 billion of taxpayer money deposited each year, safeguards the financial health of the state, and promotes responsible fiscal policy. He serves as chair or member on numerous boards and commissions including the State Pension Oversight Commission, the Oklahoma College Savings Plan Board of Trustees, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Board of Investors, and the State Board of Equalization, which certifies funds available for the state budget.

Following his presentation, Miller will participate in a panel discussion with Bryan P. Long, City Manager, City of Lawton; Brooks Mitchell, Finance Director, City of Lawton; Patty Clift, Finance Director/Treasurer, City of Duncan; and Diane Branstetter, Chief Financial Officer, Lawton Public Schools.

For more information, contact Dr. Syed Ahmed at 581-2430/2842.

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March 4, 2014

PR#14-038