MAKO is organized to encourage the highest professional standards for those 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.
2021-2022 Conference Board of Directors
James Reddish, CEcD
Little Rock (AR) Regional Chamber
Jason Camis, IOM
Gardner Edgerton (KS) Chamber of Commerce
Josh Driskell, IOM
Secretary & Program Chair
Jenks (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Libery (MO) Area Chamber of Commerce
Ruth Littlefield IOM, CCE
MAKO Association Manager
Littlefield Management Solutions, LLC
Drew Dugan IOM, CCE
Greater Oklahoma City (OK) Chamber
Tammy Long, IOM
Board Member; CCEM Representative
Missouri (MO) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Bonnie Lowe, IOM
The Chamber Lawrence Kansas (KS)
Jeff Meredith, IOM
Board Member and Past Chair 2019
Monett (MO) Chamber of Commerce
Fort Scott (KS) Chamber of Commerce
Corey Parks, MBA, PCED
Conway (AR) Development Corp/Conway Area Chamber of Commerce
Bill Rogers, IOM
Springdale (AR) Chamber of Commerce
Shelley Short, IOM
Board Member; AEDCE Representative
Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives
Branson/Lakes (MO) Area Chamber and CVB
Great Muskogee (OK) Area Chamber of Commerce
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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