TULSA -- Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo will take over as President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma after Carl Williams announced his retirement.
Williams served in the role for 26 years.
Smaligo has 11 years of experience as Tulsa County Commissioner and also served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for three years.
He will resign from his position as commissioner on April 2.
Smaligo released a statement on Friday:
ABC is an organization focused on promoting free enterprise and open competition in the construction industry. They are keenly focused on safety education, business development and legislative action. I can’t imagine another organization whose values align more perfectly with my own. I am excited about the opportunity to lead the organization and take it to the next level.
Mike Neal, President and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber also released a statement:
John has been a great leader for Tulsa County and a valuable friend to the Tulsa Regional Chamber and our business community for many years.
“He has served his constituents extremely well and lifted his district to new heights. As a commissioner for 12 years, John proved himself as a leader in Tulsa on numerous projects. He was instrumental in landing construction of the Macy’s Fulfillment Center in north Tulsa County, one of the largest economic development projects our region has seen. His leadership on the Board of County Commissioners served not only his district but the entirety of Tulsa County. We are a stronger county and community because of John Smaligo.
The Chamber eagerly awaits continued progress with John’s successor.
We know John will continue to serve Tulsa and Oklahoma well in his new position, and we wish him continued success.
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