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Foundation Seeks to Affect Public Policy in Oklahoma

Ryan LaCroix / KOSU

Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor and prominent state business leaders are among those seeking to affect long term public policy through a newly formed foundation.

Lt. Governor Todd Lamb says E Foundation of Oklahoma seeks to create a more diversified economy, with the hope of insulating Oklahoma from a revenue failure like the one it now finds itself in.

“Part of the goal would be to prevent what’s occurring right now, in the future. Absolutely. To make Oklahoma healthier for all of our citizens.”

The members of E Foundation’s leadership team were announced today and selected based on their expertise in one or more of the six pillars of public policy that makes up the foundation: education, energy, exporting, efficiency in government, entrepreneurship, and enduring freedom.

President Michael Carnuccio says the group will help spearhead its goals and targets over the next two decades.

“That impact and that transformation does not take place in a static moment in time or over a long period of time without multiple people being involved and being part of that effort.”

Among those on E Foundation’s leadership team are former Governor Frank Keating, BancFirst CEO and President David Rainbolt, and energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens.

Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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