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.

2017 Conference Planning Committee

Graham Cobb

Chairperson, Board President

Little Rock (AR) Regional Chamber
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Rich Cantillon

Immediate Past Chairperson/Past Board President, Board Member

Ponca City (OK) Chamber of Commerce
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Julie Burden

Program Planning Chair, Board Member

Clinton (OK) Chamber of Commerce
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Ruth Littlefield

MAKO Association Manager, Secretary

Littlefield Management Solutions
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Shelley Short

Treasurer, Sponsorship Chair, ACCE Representative, Board Member

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives
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Jeanine McKenna

Planning & Logistics Chair, Board Member

Emporia (KS) Chamber of Commerce
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Jason Camis

Board Member

Gardner Edgerton (KS) Chamber of Commerce
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Linda Leeper

Past Vice President, Board Member

Shawnee (KS) Chamber of Commerce
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Tracy Qualls

Board Member

Choctaw (OK) Chamber of Commerce
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Steve Clark

Board Member

Fayetteville (AR) Chamber of Commerce
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Perry Webb

Board Member

Springdale (AR) Chamber of Commerce
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Matt McCormick

Board Member

Columbia (MO) Chamber of Commerce
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Jeff Meredith

Board Member

Monett (MO) Chamber of Commerce
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Tamara Tatesosian

Board Member

Callaway (MO) Chamber of Commerce
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Tammy Long

Board Member, CCEM Representative

Missouri (MO) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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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.

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

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