For more than sixty years, The Economic Club of Oklahoma (ECoO) has been a cornerstone for meaningful dialogue and thought leadership within the business community. The ECoO is an assembly of Oklahoma’s top influencers meeting to discuss important economic and social issues. Members not only benefit from access to local experts, but national speakers purposefully selected for their industry knowledge, relevancy and timeliness.
Club objective: To aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion of the important economic and social questions of the day.
In the winter of 1955, at the suggestion of Hardin W. Masters, a group of businessmen met to discuss forming a club. The principle purpose was a forum for public discussion of current economic and social subjects.
Twelve notable businessmen were selected to form the organization modeled after the well-respected Chicago and New York clubs, and tentatively adopted a constitution and by-laws. Each member suggested five distinguished persons for the original charter membership and began building the organization now known as the Economic Club of Oklahoma.
The ECoO exceeded expectations in its first full year and grew in membership, stature and importance, just as its founders had anticipated.
The club offers the qualified business professional a unique opportunity to engage with and connect to a diverse body of their business peers, from nearly every industry. This non-competitive environment is a platform for discussing the economic and social health of the state, as well as the nation.
A nomination for membership must come from a current member and be submitted for initial review and evaluation by the Membership Committee. One criteria for nomination to the ECoO is based on recognition as a leader within your industry. The ECoO is seeking to grow a membership of diverse individuals representing the state’s top 100 companies, up and coming experts in emerging industries, entrepreneurs and trend setters who can offer a fresh perspective on a wide variety of topics impacting our industries, economy, society and state.
Once selected, membership will offer you the opportunity of sharing dialogue and thought leadership with your peer top-level leaders, industry experts and engaging guest speakers. Our current membership includes more than 200 of Oklahoma’s authorities in business. We believe you will find that our membership embraces all facets of diversity, working with an eye to openness, unity and broadened perspectives.
Our goal at the ECoO is to be the most informative membership based club for the C-suite executive. We are certain that as a new member you will find this to be true.