NATIONAL AWARD-WINNING MARKETING LEADER GAIL HUNERYAGER TO CHAIR OKLAHOMA CREATIVITY FORUM 2011

Early Bird Registration Deadline This Friday

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 12, 2011) - Creative Oklahoma announced today that national award-winning marketer Gail Huneryager, Director of Business Development for Crowe & Dunlevy, will serve as Chair for the inaugural Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2011. Huneryager is leading the one-day Forum for education, commerce and cultural leaders that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Norman from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"Gail is an innovator who is passionate about inspiring creativity in Oklahoma's business and educational sectors," said Susan McCalmont, president of Creative Oklahoma. "For our first statewide Forum, we needed a strong leader with fresh, out-of-the-box ideas. Through Gail's leadership, the Forum will be spectacular with an incredible lineup of speakers and a showcase for some of Oklahoma's most creative talents."

Huneryager won numerous marketing and creativity awards, including the coveted Hermes Creative Awards by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, and was most recently honored by the Byliner Award from the Association for Women in Communications. She serves on several community boards, including Creative Oklahoma

The 2011 Oklahoma Creativity Forum will feature "out-of-the-box" catalysts who are business, education, and cultural leaders. Whole Foods Market Co-Founder and Co-CEO John Mackey will make his first formal presentation in Oklahoma as the keynote speaker at the Forum.

Other confirmed speakers include Matt Beckham, CEO of the nation's leading online auction site Quibids; Gregg Fraley, Chief Solver of London corporate-innovation company Kiln Ideas; David E. Albert, MD, owner of ECG Apple App company AliveCor and sleep-safety device LifeTone Technology; Bulent Atalay, Scientist/Artist/Author; Robert Sternberg, Provost at Oklahoma State University who is nationally recognized for utilizing creativity in the academic community; Tamara Christensen founder of the speed innovation challenge MomentumXDesign; Chase Curtiss, CEO of Capacity Sports; and Kevin Carroll, "Red Rubber Ball" innovator and advocate of the Sport for Social Change movement.

Early bird registration for the Forum continues through Friday, Sept 16. More information about the 2011 Oklahoma Creativity Forum is available at stateofcreativity.com.

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