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Stephens County Approves Contract with EMBLEM Strategies, Accepts Emergency Operations Plan
The Duncan Banner

August 3, 2021

The Stephens County Commissioners met on Monday morning for a routine meeting during which the board accepted a contract with EMBLEM Strategies, approved the Emergency Operations Plan and acknowledged a retirement letter.

The county board met with EMBLEM Strategies, LLC representatives Josh McClintock and Hope Sutterfield to discuss and approve a contract between the firm and the county for the firm to render project management, reporting and support services in connection with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds distributed to Stephens County for COVID-19 recovery efforts.

City Commissioners Approve Contracts at Monday Meeting
The Woodward News

December 8, 2020

Woodward City Commissioners met in the chambers of city hall Monday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting.


The board approved professional services contracts with several companies:

  • Emblem Strategies, business advisory services

  • Michael S. Bates, Labor Relations Consulting Services of Tulsa

  • Accurate Environmental Services


“Emblem Strategies will be handling the administrative duties for our EDA grant we received for the Weatherford building rehab,” Assistant City Manager Shaun Barnett said. “Their responsibilities will be to maintain the required documents and reports for EDA during the 5-year term of the grant.”

Former Governor Mary Fallin-Christensen and Construction Executive Xavier Neira join EMBLEM Strategies as Strategic Advisors

August 14, 2020

EMBLEM Strategies, LLC is excited to announce the addition of Former Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin-Christensen and long-time construction industry executive Xavier Neira as strategic advisors to its team of professionals. The unique talents, experiences and input brought by Governor Fallin and Mr. Neira allows EMBLEM to further expand its capacity to offer a comprehensive suite of business services and project management for its clients.

Four Long-Standing Oklahoma Professionals Combine Talents to Create the First Full Service, Minority Owned, Economic and Business Development Firm
Digital Journal

July 14, 2020

The partners at EMBLEM Strategies capitalize on more than a century of combined real-world experience in finance, government, academia, business and economic development to secure funding for innovative projects.

Minority-Owned Development Firm Formed
The Journal Record

July 14, 2020

EDMOND – Emblem Strategies has been formed as a minority-owned consulting firm specializing in lending assistance, community and economic development, marketing, education and entrepreneurship.


The partners at Emblem Strategies have more than a century of experience in finance, government, academia, business and economic development.

The partners are Cornell Wesley, former economic development representative with the Economic Development Administrations; Shawna McWaters, former chief of staff at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Amy Ford, current member of the Regional University Board of Regents; and Josh McClintock, former legislative director for Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla.


“Today businesses actively seek a firm such as ours,” said Wesley. “ We offer a one-stop shop for business, local and state governments as well as higher education, tribal government and private enterprises.


Emblem’s headquarters is at Vault 405 in Edmond.

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