SPEAKER

David Myers, CEcD

Executive Director
Ponca City Development Authority
Ponca City, OK

David J. Myers is the Executive Director of the Ponca City Development Authority, (PCDA) a position he has held since 2003. PCDA was the first economic development organization in the State of Oklahoma to gain accreditation. Prior to coming to Oklahoma, Myers served as the President of the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance in Lancaster, California, and as a Regional Manager with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Myers serves of the faculty of the Heartland Economic Development Course and the Oklahoma Chamber Management Institute. He is a specialist in working with micropolitan and rural communities in many facets of economic development. He was named as the economic development professional of the year by the Oklahoma Economic Development Council in 2008 and has served as the Chairman of the Governor’s Economic Development Team. He holds a master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management from California State University.