Meggie Froman-Knight

 
Staff
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 918-283-8241
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In 2020, Meggie Froman-Knight accepted the position of Associate Director for CIEDA, after serving as the team’s Talent Development Manager since 2016. During her tenure, she has worked alongside many community and business partners to develop a holistic workforce development approach for Claremore and Rogers County featuring programs such as:

  • Partners in Education -  Connecting Community & Industry Leaders to Students
  • Reboot, Rebuild Resource Fair & Boost Reverse Job Fair – Assisting Justice-Involved Populations
  • Encounter, a hands-on teacher experience – Relating Career Pathways to the Classroom
  • RoCo Rally – High School Freshman Career Exploratory Event
  • Learn and Earn – High School Senior Paid Manufacturing Internship Program
  • Empowering the Innovators -  Agriculture Mechanics Classroom Grant Program
  • In addition to other job placement and STEM related initiatives

A sixth-generation resident of Claremore, Meggie received her Bachelors of Arts in Corporate Communication from Northeastern State University, and Masters in Business Administration from Rogers State University. Prior to CIEDA, she worked in the nonprofit and higher education sector, aiding with NSU’s Alumni Association and Foundation, in addition to serving as Executive Director of Claremore Collective.

Meggie is recognized as a Certified Nonprofit Manager by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and was honored as a member of the inaugural class of Rogers County’s 40 Under 40. Currently she is participating in the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute (OUEDI), with aspirations to achieve the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

Before realizing it, Meggie has been involved in workforce development throughout her young-adult life. Due to the National FFA Organization playing an influential role, today, you will find her still aiming to live by their motto, “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve”. She has a passion for helping area FFA students work on their public speaking skills, practice leadership development, and develop relevant career pathway plans. Additionally, she serves as the Vice President for the Rogers County Junior Premium Auction Committee, a fundraising effort targeted at supporting hard-working students who participate within the livestock show.

Her passion for serving those facing obstacles to employment, or other life difficulties, called her to join the Light of Hope Board in June 2020. Here, she is able to more closely connect with those from the community that need prayer, support and encouragement to achieve restoration.

In her free time, you will likely find Meggie enjoying time with friends and family, dreaming of the beach, taking care of cattle or fishing with husband, Garrett, all the while frequently chasing their toddler, Jasper.

 

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