Amber Egnor Martin Wins "40 Under 40" Award in Economic Development

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

by Kaylee McDaniel

Orlando, Fla., Jan. 28,2013 – Amber Egnor Martin, senior business development manager at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s “40 Under 40” awards, the first-ever awards program recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.

A five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 150 candidates based on their exceptional contributions to the economic development industry. The award’s program was managed by Development Counselors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing.

“Amber’s leadership has contributed to more than 3,000 relocated jobs in Oklahoma City in the past five years,” Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber said. “Amber is a credit to the work of the Chamber and we are proud to see her receive recognition for her work.”

Egnor Martin also manages a recruitment effort to bring California companies to Oklahoma City, focusing specifically on the aviation, aerospace, manufacturing and biotechnology industries. She was a team leader for the group that recruited Boeing to relocate 550 jobs from Long Beach, Calif. to Oklahoma City in 2010.

Egnor Martin maintains membership in several professional and leadership organizations, including Oklahoma Economic Development Council, International Economic Development Council and CoreNet Global. She is also involved in charitable organizations in the Greater Oklahoma City area, including Infant Crisis Service, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

DCI’s “40 Under 40” award was designed to discover the economic development profession’s rising stars.

“The people chosen by the selection committee represent a bright future for the economic development world,” said Andy Levine, president of DCI. “They are a new breed of results-driven, place makers. We’re very pleased to see Amber among the winners.”

DCI officially announced the winners at an awards reception during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Orlando and will feature an in-depth profile of each on its website during 2013.

For more information on DCI’s “40 Under 40” winners, visit