The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce Announces New President & CEO

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2020





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The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce

Announces New President & CEO


Lawton, OK – June 24th, 2020---The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is proud announce the selection of the new President & CEO, Dr. Krista Smith-Ratliff. Following an extensive search through the Chambers’ executive search committee composed of the Board of Directors, Dr. Ratliff was selected as the top candidate for the position. Dr. Ratliff will officially assume her position in November following relocation.


“The board and I are excited that Dr. Ratliff will lead the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce into future growth opportunities,” said Interim President & CEO Dr. Sylvia Burgess. “Her expertise in operations, management, strategic planning, and finance for more than 20 years combined with strong relationships with our community made her the ideal candidate to accelerate the Chamber moving forward”.


Dr. Ratliff currently serves as an Administrator and Director for the GBMC/RadNet, an advanced radiology imaging center based in Towson Maryland. Prior to her current position, she served as the Vice President of Operations & Business Development of Encompass Group.  Dr. Ratliff has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in in healthcare and education. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Radiobiology in 2001 at Midwestern State University and followed with a Master of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma in 2003. In 2016, she earned her Doctorate in Business and Finance at the University of Phoenix.



About Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce


The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is a strong, action-oriented organization.  Over 850 investors work through the Chamber to advance economic growth.  The Chamber asserts a leadership role in the development of increased business and tourism opportunities, the unification of our military and business community, the advancement of a pro-business legislative agenda, and in the promotion of community enrichment.