SHAWNEE, Oklahoma – January 22, 2019 – Shawnee Forward, INC announces that Jeremy Davidson, President and Creative Director of Mission in Motion Design, will be joining Shawnee Forward as the Director of Marketing and Events.
Davidson will have oversight of internal and external communications, branding, content creation, information technology, and event management for Shawnee Forward, a collaboration of the Greater Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and the Shawnee Economic Development Foundation. Shawnee Forward, INC is in place to lead the greater Shawnee region in both community and economic development efforts.
Shawnee Forward brings together the resources, commitment, and energy of both the chamber of commerce and economic development organizations, and will be the lead marketing and business attraction/retention entity for the community. In addition to business attraction and retention, Shawnee Forward will work to build a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, to also support private employers in identifying, recruiting, and developing the right talent, and act as a unified, collaborative voice to all of the businesses that call this community home.
“When I was first approached about the opportunity to work with Shawnee Forward I jumped at the chance. There is so much energy behind this organization and what they are accomplishing,” said Davidson. “The leaders and members of this organization have a strong sense of entrepreneurship, they are growing and attracting businesses, and are improving the quality of life in this community. I am very excited to contribute to the growth of the greater Shawnee region’s economic development and to participate in the nurturing of young professionals and entrepreneurs.”
“What has drawn Shawnee Forward to Mr. Davidson first and foremost is his passion for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. He has grown and run successful small businesses,” said Shawnee Forward CEO Tracy Qualls. “I have seen him help many businesses succeed and provide valuable guidance to owners. His knowledge of emerging technology, business trends, and leadership will enable us to stay abreast of what is happening in the marketplace and culture.”
Davidson will join Shawnee Forward from roles with Mission in Motion Design, where he is President and Creative Director, and Harrah Church, where he was serving as the Executive Pastor and Director of the Harrah Early Learning Center. Prior to Harrah Church, he was Media and Marketing Director at Arrow Heights Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Davidson is an Adjunct Instructor for the Business and Industry Services Department at the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center. Davidson earned his Master’s of Administrative Leadership in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma.
Tracy Qualls, CEO