Governor-Elect Fallin Names Economic Advisors During Tulsa Visit

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 1:05 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Oklahoma Governor-elect Mary Fallin visited a Tulsa aviation plant Tuesday to highlight her plans for job creation in Oklahoma.

Fallin was at NORDAM Aviation as part of her "Working Across Oklahoma" tour. The tour was a 15-day, 21-county campaign event where Fallin worked the jobs of other Oklahomans.

"As I said during the campaign, my first priority as governor will be to bring more jobs and opportunities to working Oklahomans," Fallin said.

Fallin also named new members of her economic team.

Robert Sullivan, Jr., a Tulsa businessman, will serve as Special Advisor to the Governor on Economic Development.  Sullivan will create a taskforce designed to "provide the governor series of recommendations designed to improve the state's business climate and create jobs," a news release stated.

BancFirst CEO David Rainbolt and former state Representative Gary Sherrer will serve on the taskforce.

During her appearance, Fallin also said Lieutenant Governor-elect Todd Lamb will serve as Small Business Advocate.

"He'll be a welcome addition to my cabinet and a strong voice for small business within my administration," Fallin said of Lamb.

Fallin announced the co-chairmen of her transition team on Monday in Oklahoma City. Devon Energy Chairman Larry and state Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee will lead the transition.

11/08/2010 Related Story: Oklahoma Governor-Elect Mary Fallin Announces Transition Team Lead

Fallin last week defeated Democratic Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins to become the state's first female governor.

The Associated Press contributed to this story