RSU’s President’s Leadership Class to Host Claremore Chamber President Nov. 8 for Leadership Speaker Series

Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barby Myers

Barby Myers, Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

Rogers State University will host Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barby Myers as the guest speaker for the upcoming Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series event Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Baird Hall Performance Center at RSU.

This event is free and open to all Rogers State University students.

Myers has more than 37 years of experience in government relations, communications, public relations, media relations and Chamber management roles.

From 1987-93, Myers lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked at the White House during the George H.W. Bush administration and held positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy.

For eight years, she served in the administration of Gov. Frank Keating as Chief of Staff to Oklahoma First Lady Cathy Keating and worked as executive director of Red Earth Inc., a nonprofit, Native American arts and cultural organization in Oklahoma City.

From 2007-17, she served as vice president of government relations and communications for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce in Wichita, Kansas. She also worked as vice president at Schnake Turnbo Frank Public Relations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served as director of public relations and strategic planning at Armstrong/Chamberlin Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations, in Wichita.

She currently serves as president and CEO of the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce and has held that position since 2018.

Sponsored by RSU’s President’s Leadership Class, the Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series provides leaders the opportunity to share their experiences, insight, and philosophies on leadership with members of the RSU community. Speakers selected come from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and careers.

The series was developed to help students cultivate leadership skills, examine the components of an effective leader, discover best leadership practices, build a healthy organizational culture, resolve workplace conflict, overcome roadblocks, and use their learned leadership skills to empower others.

This will be the final lecture in this series for the fall 2023 semester.

The President’s Leadership Class is a four-year scholarship program designed to develop a student’s leadership skills and enhance their academic experience, with scholarships available for those in the program. For more information about PLC, visit