Economic Development Director

Cary Simonds is the City of Choctaws new Economic Development Director. Cary was born and raised here in Oklahoma and grew up Yukon. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. His work experience is a balanced combination of sales and marketing plus development. His prior work experience includes Hershey Chocolate USA where he served in different roles from retail to strategic planning and developing new markets. His experience also includes development and fundraising with Special Olympics Texas, and private nonprofit schools in Houston Texas.

Cary is returning home to Oklahoma and is very excited about the opportunities in the future development of Choctaw. In his new role as Economic Development Director he will be responsible for working with the community and businesses thought out the city and state to provide opportunities to connect with grants and other funding to move the economic growth of our city forward.