ABOUT
MAKO is organized to encourage the highest professional standards for the men and women in Chamber of Commerce Management. MAKO, which represents Chamber of Commerce Executives in the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma, was formed in 2011. The annual conference is developed with the premise to advance personal and professional development and create close unity within the region.

2020 Conference Board of Directors

Suzanne Shirey IOM

Chair

Sapulpa (OK) Chamber of Commerce
 918-224-0170
 [email protected]

Perry Webb IOM, CCE

Chair Elect

Springdale (AR) Chamber of Commerce
479-530-4939
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Jason Camis

Secretary & Program Chair

Gardner Edgerton (KS) Chamber of Commerce
913-856-6464
[email protected]

Gayle Potter

Treasurer

Libery (MO) Area Chamber of Commerce
816-781-5200
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Jeff Meredith

Past Chair

Monett (MO) Chamber of Commerce
417-235-7919
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Betsy Atkins

Board Member

Greater Hot Springs (AR) Chamber of Commerce
501-321-1700
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Josh Driskell, IOM

Board Member & Marketing Chair

Jenks (OK) Chamber of Commerce
918-299-5005
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Drew Dugan IOM, CCE

Board Member

Greater Oklahoma City (OK) Chamber 
405-297-8940
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Tammy Long

Board Member, CCEM Representative

Missouri (MO) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
4573-634-3511
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Bonnie Lowe, IOM

Board Member

The Chamber Lawrence Kansas (KS)
785-865-4408
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Lindsay Madison

Board Member

Fort Scott (KS) Chamber of Commerce
 620-223-3566
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Emily McCullough

Board Member

Branson/Lakes (MO) Area Chamber and CVB
417-334-4084
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James Reddish

Board Member

Little Rock (AR) Regional Chamber 
501-377-6007
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Shelley Short

Treasurer, Sponsorship Chair, AEDCE Representative, Board Member

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives
501-944-2028
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Ruth Littlefield IOM, CCE

MAKO Association Manager

Littlefield Management Solutions
918-630-6049
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GET INVOLVED
The planning committee has developed several sub-committees that they would like to invite you to get involved in a committee. Sub-Committees will meet via conference call at least once a month to coordinate their responsibilities.

For more information, please complete the form below and you will be contacted with more information.

Marketing & Promotions
This committee is responsible for developing and implementing marketing initiatives and activities to increase awareness of the conference and attract attendees, sponsors, speakers, etc. This committee will provide compelling and innovative promotional materials and social media information in order to enhance attendance.

Planning & Logistics
This committee is responsible for executing logistic elements associated with the event coordination, that include conference hotel contract and attendee registrations. Strong communication with other committees, as to their needs in relation with this committee’s focus, is prudent to the success of the conference as a whole.

Program
This committee is responsible for developing conference session content and securing speakers for the annual conference, both keynote and breakout sessions. Other responsibilities include planning activities, outside of educational, that connect attendees with each other.

Sponsors & Exhibitors
This committee is responsible for the solicitation and fulfillment of sponsors and exhibitors for the conference. Committee members will develop an agreement outlining benefits of each along with marketing and benefits. They will also work with these businesses/organizations to determine their needs for exhibitor space throughout the conference