New Commerce Department leader named by Governor Stitt



Jenks Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Heather Turner was named this week by Gov. Kevin Stitt to be the next executive director for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

“Heather’s time at Jenks Chamber of Commerce is marked with impressive vision and growth. Her work advocating on behalf of businesses in Jenks has created an environment where companies can thrive,” said Stitt.

“She knows what it takes to make Oklahoma a Top Ten state for business, and I’m excited for her to bring that drive to Commerce.”

Turner had been the head of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce since October of 2022 and previously was the founder and owner of Anthem Road Academy.

“Throughout my time at Jenks Chamber of Commerce, I found creative ways to build up our business community and attract new businesses to our town. I’m honored that Governor Stitt is appointing me to bring that same vision and creativity to the Department of Commerce. Oklahoma is the most business-friendly state in the nation, and I can’t wait to continue to build on that success,” said Turner.