Impson appointed director of community development

Kyle Impson

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.

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