The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the addition of Zach Thomas to its staff, who will serve as director of economic development.

Thomas previously served as a staff assistant for Senator James Inhofe from 2016 to 2019. He also served as an economic development intern for the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce in 2016. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in political science in 2016.

Thomas will be responsible for implementing elements of Elevate Jenks, the Chamber’s economic development plan. He will work with and recruit retailers and other businesses to Jenks.

Other responsibilities include implementing the Chamber’s business retention and expansion plan, as well as working with economic development entities across the region and state.

Excited about new things on the horizon for Jenks, Thomas said he looks forward to working with the Jenks community.

“I look forward to working with the community to make Jenks the best it can be,” Thomas said. “It’s an exciting time to be living in Jenks and I am eager to help keep the momentum going.”

President and CEO of the Chamber Josh Driskell is glad to welcome Thomas to the Chamber staff.

“Zach brings an energy and unique perspective to this newly-created position. The board of directors and I look forward to him helping build a robust and successful economic development effort for Jenks,” Driskell said.

When not working at the Chamber, Thomas said he enjoys watching college football, reading, skiing, hiking, duck hunting and spending time with friends and family. 

For questions about the Chamber, or to welcome Zach to the team, email or call 918-299-5005.