Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance
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NORA Leadership

Board of Directors

Johnnie Earp, Grand savings bank, Chair
Dr. Ron Cambiano, NSU, Vice- Chair
Horace lindley, Town of Gore, Treasurer
Anna Knight, Cherokee Nation, Secretary
Royal Allis, Rogers state university
Barbara Hawkins, Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce
Tami McKeon, Grand Gateway
Scott Fry, MidAmerica Industrial Park
Andy McMillan, Cherokee Nation Businesses
Judy McCombs, OK Manufacturing Alliance
Suzanne Sullivan, Vian Community Foundation
Justin Alberty, Grand River Dam Authority
Steve GilbertMiami Chamber of Commerce
Diane Kelley, Cherokee Nation
Glen Clark, Lake Region Electric Coop
Diana Forth, Nowata County
stephen highers,
City of tahlequah
marie Synar,
Muskogee City-County Port Authority 
John Feary, Claremore Industrial and Economic development authority
Shelldon miggletto, Stilwell
Liberty Shere,
Northeast Technology Center
tim thompson, OG&E
michael gordon, pso





Lisa Smith

Executive Director

Most recently Lisa Smith served as the director of the Lake Area United Way (LAUW). Prior to joining the team at LAUW she worked statewide with business, industry and communities as an economic development practitioner for over 14 years. She is a graduate from Northeastern State University, the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute, the Oklahoma Citizen's Academy Class I, and the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class V. Smith has lived in northeast Oklahoma for 23 years and currently lives in Muskogee with husband, Roger Smith and their 3 children, Jace, Ketcher and Olivia.