about the speaker
jim d. mason is the executive director of the oklahoma nanotechnology initiative and vice president of technology initiatives for the state chamber.   as the executive director of the oni, mason coordinates a clearinghouse of information on nanotechnology in oklahoma via  and works to increase the awareness and growth of nanotechnology within the state.

at the state chamber, mason serves as a legislative advocate and lobbyist for the technology sector of oklahoma’s economy and works closely with technology companies to determine the legislative needs that will make them more successful.

mason is a certified economic developer and a certified economic development financial planner.  he is a past-president of the oklahoma economic development council (oedc) and the oklahoma chamber of commerce executives (occe).  he has served as chairman of the governor’s economic development team, a founding board member of the oklahoma technology and research park, and a leadership oklahoma graduate.

mason has been named economic development professional of the year by oedc and chamber executive of the year by occe.  he has a master’s degree from oklahoma state university.