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.

2022-2023 MAKO Board of Directors


Bonnie Lowe, IOM


The Chamber, Lawrence Kansas (KS)
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Gayle Potter

Chair Elect

Libery (MO) Area Chamber of Commerce
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Bill Rogers, IOM


Springdale (AR) Chamber of Commerce
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Josh Driskell, IOM


Broken Arrow (OK) Chamber of Commerce
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Association/Conference Manager: 

Ruth Littlefield IOM, CCE

MAKO Association Manager

Littlefield Management Solutions, LLC
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Board Members:

Drew Dugan IOM, CCE

Board Member

Greater Oklahoma City (OK) Chamber
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Candice Lawrence

Board Member; AEDCE Representative

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives
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Tammy Long, IOM

Board Member; CCEM Representative

Missouri (MO) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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Bill Luther

Board Member

El Dorado/Union County (AR) Chamber of Commerce
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Lindsay Madison, IOM

Board Member

Fort Scott (KS) Chamber of Commerce
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Crystal Narr

Board Member

Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce
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Cody Slater

Board Member

Jonesboro (AR) Regional Chamber of Commerce
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Grant Sloan

Board Member

Branson/Lakes (MO) Area Chamber and CVB
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Candi Westbrook, IOM

Board Member

Coffeyville (KS) Area Chamber of Commerce
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Angela Wilson, IOM

Board Member

Greater Muskogee (OK) Area Chamber of Commerce
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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