Zac Craig – Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Zac Craig was named the new president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, operated by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber in January, 2021.

Craig comes to the position after more than 11 years with Omni Hotels & Resorts, where he most recently served as area director of sales and marketing based in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University.

 

 

 

Chair of the Day
Robin Roberts Krieger

Robin Roberts Krieger is the owner of RRK Resources, a strategic business development firm that specializes in organizational development, project/program development and management, strategic thinking and development support.

Robin was Vice President of Business & Industry Training and Economic Development for Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City for five years, serving as the liaison between OSU – OKC and the business community. As a member of the Executive Team, she oversaw continuing education and non-credit training programs, as well as several profit centers on campus. Ms. Krieger worked closely with the OSU Foundation and directed OSU-OKC institutional grant effort.

Ms. Krieger was the Executive VP of Economic Development for the Greater OKC Chamber for eight years, and led the 10-county region in international and domestic business recruitment, and Oklahoma City in expansion and retention, research and strategy development. She oversaw contracts with the City of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County to provide their economic development services. She played a key role in the acquisition of the idled GM facility by the County, which was redeveloped by the US Air Force and Tinker AFB as a major program management and maintenance site for the Air Force, and two major expansions of Boeing. She also helped create the City of Oklahoma City Strategic Incentive Plan. She was part of the leadership team for the Forward Oklahoma City 3 and 4 campaigns, which raised over $30M for economic development efforts.

She is a native of Oregon, and has over 35 years of public service in the economic development, education and the public policy arenas. She served as a Regional Coordinator for the Oregon Governor’s Office, focusing on developing cooperation between local, regional, state and federal governments and the private sector for economic development projects. Areas of focus included Transportation, Economic Development, Land Use, Housing, and Environmental Issues. Previously she served as Director of Economic Development for the Portland Development Commission, where she oversaw Economic Development activities as well as two urban renewal areas and managed public and private funds; and as the Executive Director of Economic Development for Central Oregon. Prior she was the International and Product Development Manager for the Oregon Tourism Commission, part of the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, where she also oversaw a small grant program for rural communities. She spent several years in the private sector and as an educator, teaching 7/8 grades (and coaching the football team!) and in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.

Roberts Krieger holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Oregon State University (Go Beavers!) and a Master’s of Science in Education from Portland State University. She was a scholarship recipient for the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

Robin is Past Chair of the International Economic Development Council, the first woman and first Oklahoman to hold this position. She is also a Fellow Member, Honorary Lifetime Member, and in 2015 was chosen for the Chairmen’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development. Roberts Krieger serves on many boards and committees including United Way Women’s Leadership Society Steering Committee, Oklahoma City Ballet and as a Commissioner for the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Commission. She is an alumnus of Leadership OK and Leadership OKC, and an Honorary Trustee with the Oregon State University Foundation. In 2011, she was a Woman of the Year finalists (one of 50) and the Economic Development Professional of the Year for Oklahoma.

 

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