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  • Gov. Kevin Stitt

    Kevin StittJ. Kevin Stitt is the 28th governor of Oklahoma, leading with a vision to place the state in the Top Ten, from government accountability to job growth, infrastructure, education, and more. Stitt is an entrepreneur who in 2000 founded Gateway, a Tulsa mortgage company, with $1,000 and a computer. He grew the business to operate in more than 40 states and service more than $17 billion in residential mortgages. Stitt merged Gateway with Farmers Exchange Bank and established Gateway First Bank, one of the 10 largest banks in Oklahoma with $1.2 billion in assets, 160 mortgage centers across the U.S., and 1,200 employees. Gateway is headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma. 

  • Steve Largent

    Steve LargentSteve Largent is considered one of the greatest wide receivers of all time. In 14 seasons with the Seahawks, Largent raised the bar by which other receivers were measured. He was named to the Pro Bowl seven times and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

    Largent retired from football in 1989. He worked as a marketing consultant for the Sara Lee Corporation from 1991 to 1994. In 1994, Largent was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma and was reelected three times before leaving office. From 2003 to 2014, he was CEO and president of a cellular communications lobbying group.

  • Ryan Donovan

    Ryan DonovanAs chief advocacy officer at the Credit Union National Association, Ryan Donovan is responsible for the development and implementation of CUNA's legislative, regulatory, and state government advocacy efforts. Prior to joining CUNA in 2007, he worked for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues as director of federal government affairs, and he also served as a member of the congressional staffs of Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and former House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.). Donovan holds a master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in political science from Truman State University.

  • Cordon Dekock

    Cordon DekockCordon Dekock is vice president of political affairs and a registered lobbyist who joined the Government Affairs division of the State Chamber of Oklahoma in 2011. He worked on the Oklahoma Republican Party’s Victory team during the historic 2010 elections and thereafter joined the State Chamber to lead electoral and legislative advocacy. While managing the Chamber’s political engagement through four election cycles, he has developed expertise on many policy areas at the State Capitol. Prior to the 2010 election cycle, Cordon managed local issue and legislative campaigns while studying economics and political science at Rice University and Oklahoma State University.