OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Bill Anoatubby has appointed Kyle Impson as director of community Development within the Chickasaw Nation Department of Communications and Community Development.
“Kyle Impson understands the importance of developing constructive partnerships,” Anoatubby said. “He has built solid relationships with numerous individuals and organizations throughout Oklahoma and understands our mission to enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people should have a ripple effect that reaches all our neighbors.”
Impson began his career within the Chickasaw Nation in 2009 as special projects assistant within the office of strategic development. In this capacity, he researched potential business development interests and prepared official correspondence for various administrative offices within the Chickasaw Nation. Key among these was the executive office.
“The Chickasaw Nation has such depth that moving in any direction is possible,” Impson said. “Getting into leadership was definitely a goal of mine.”
In 2011, Impson was appointed special assistant within the Office of the Governor, where he coordinated special projects and worked directly with Chickasaw citizens and community organizations to address special requests. He coordinated philanthropic donations from the Chickasaw Nation and managed personnel and logistical matters for the Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma City Regional Office.
As director of community development, he works with community leaders to strengthen the Chickasaw Nation’s bonds with nearby communities. He has created and maintains relationships with chambers of commerce, various economic groups, municipalities, community groups and nonprofits.
“Governor Anoatubby often says what is good for Oklahoma is good for the Chickasaw Nation and what’s good for the Chickasaw Nation is good for Oklahoma,” Impson said. “I am looking forward to working with our community leaders to find common ground to address issues that affect us all.”
Firmly believing in the tenets of servant leadership, Impson currently serves as a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Second Century Board. He also serves on the board of directors of both Infant Crisis Services and Oklahoma Contemporary. He is a member of the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City.
In the past, he has served on the advisory team to Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb for the Oklahoma Young Professionals Conference. He has also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Oklahoma City Arts Festival, Allied Arts and the Ada Boys and Girls Club.
Impson earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Oklahoma State University. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University while working full time for the Chickasaw Nation.