David Prater

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David Prater began his law enforcement career at 19 years of age when he was hired by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. At the age of 20, Mr. Prater became the youngest cadet ever to graduate from the Norman Police Academy. During his time with the NPD, he was a dedicated and respected Master Police Officer. In addition to his patrol duties, he was a member NPD’s Tactical Unit, Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team and the Norman Police Department’s Pistol Team. Additionally, he was responsible for training other officers in patrol techniques, firearms, and Emergency Vehicle Operations and was awarded more than 20 commendations from Norman’s Chief of Police.

In 1988, Mr. Prater left the police department to complete his Law Enforcement Administration Degree from the University of Oklahoma. In 1991, he began law school at the University of Oklahoma, graduating in just two and a half years. From 1993 until 2001, he served Oklahoma County and the state as an Assistant District Attorney under Bob Macy and as an Assistant Attorney General, in the Grand Jury Unit, under Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

Prior to being elected as Oklahoma County District Attorney, he maintained a private law practice in Oklahoma City, with the firm of Huddleston, Pike, Henderson, Cusack & Parker.

Today, David Prater humbly serves as your elected choice for Oklahoma County District Attorney where he fights every day for “justice for all.” Regardless of race, creed, religion, or socioeconomic status, David Prater desires to see justice served for all people of Oklahoma County.

Above all else, Mr. Prater is most grateful for his wife and their two children. The Praters share a deeply held faith in God and dedication to putting family first. These principles provide the foundation to their commitment to make Oklahoma County a place where families thrive in safe and healthy communities.

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Roy Williams became the president and chief executive officer of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Jan. 1, 2004, after having served as executive vice president of economic development since mid-2002.

Roy has held numerous executive leadership positions in chambers of commerce and economic development organizations in Texas, Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma. Additionally, Roy was partner, co-founder, and president of The Economic Development Group, Inc., an international economic development consulting firm with offices in Ohio and Arizona. Roy also serves on the faculty for several professional certification programs including the United States Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Institute.

Roy has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Lutheran University and pursued his Master of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at Southern Methodist University, successfully completed the American Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in North Carolina, and is a graduate of the Governor’s Center for Strategic Leadership for State Executives program at Duke University.

In 2008, Roy was the recipient of the prestigious Chairman’s Award from the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Board of Directors for his significant contributions to ACCE and the chamber profession. Roy served as Chairman of the Board for ACCE in 2012 – 2013. Roy also recently earned his Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) certification. This is the only national certification for chamber professionals and demonstrates extensive knowledge in four core chamber management areas.



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