Scott Meacham Chairs Chamber Group
State Chamber President Fred Morgan announced today that state Treasurer Scott Meacham will chair the organization’s Economic Development and Taxation Committee beginning later this month.
“There are very few people in the state who understand tax and economic development policy better than Treasurer Meacham,” said Morgan. “We are excited to have him as part of our committee structure and look forward to working with him to craft a policy agenda that will help grow Oklahoma’s economy and create jobs in our state.”
The committee is responsible for crafting The State Chamber’s legislative agenda for the 2011 legislative session as it pertains to tax and economic development policy.
The issue-specific committees will meet over the next two months to determine The State Chamber’s legislative agenda, which will be presented at its fall forum Dec. 8.
“The State Chamber serves as the leading voice for business at the state Capitol, and I look forward to working with them as we continue to champion pro-growth policies for our state,” said Meacham. “Given the current budget situation, we must work with our legislators and the business community to craft policy that helps our state grow economically now and over the long-term.”
Meacham first entered politics in 2003, when he was appointed by newly-elected Governor Henry to serve concurrently as his Secretary of Finance and Revenue and as his Director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance. In 2005, Henry appointed Meacham to the position of state treasurer, and he was elected in 2006.
Late last year, Meacham announced he would not seek re-election and would return to the private sector; Meacham will become a director and shareholder in the Crowe and Dunlevy law firm in Oklahoma City, heading up their banking and financial institutions unit. “We are excited to have Treasurer Meacham on board as a shareholder at our firm, and as a State Chamber member, are happy to see him have a prominent role in the Chamber’s future economic development and taxation agenda,” said Roger Stong, President of Crowe and Dunlevy.