The Logan County Economic Development Council is pleased to announce the hiring of Kellian Schneider as Director. She joins the Logan County Economic Development Council with over 17 years of non profit management experience for both charitable and trade organizations. Her focus has been on strategic planning, growth and development, financial management and member/community engagement.
Schneider graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors degree in Economics and minor in Marketing. She began her career in the private sector, progressing to become the Executive Director of Business Development for Fowler Productions where she was the recipient of Sony’s award for best advertising in market, North America. She then served as the Executive Director of Experiences for LifeChurch with an incredible team that focused on creating exceptional experiences, development of a scalable multi-campus model that was key for expansion, and creating the brand identity you see today. Schneider then worked with the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS for eight years, promoted to the position of Vice President of Professional Development. There she directed statewide professional development objectives for about 10,000 members and facilitated strategic plans for local REALTOR® boards throughout the state, targeting increased member participation and enhanced revenue opportunities.
Schneider comes to the Logan County EDC from serving as the Managing Director of the Junior League of Oklahoma City, a longstanding nonprofit organization with over 1,300 members/trained volunteers who serve the community.
“It has been the joy of my career to build relationships, provide support, and partner on innovations that benefit all. I am thrilled to now have this opportunity in my own community and look forward to working together to stimulate economic growth,” says Schneider.
Schneider has served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium for over 10 years. She also sits on the Advisory Council for the Rose State College Accounting Department.
A native Oklahoman, Schneider resides in Guthrie along with her husband Sam, son Mason (age 5,) two dogs, one cat, six chickens, two beehives and assorted wildlife. She loves exploration, learning, trading and almost anything outdoors.
The mission of Logan County Economic Development Council is to promote and expand the economic base of Logan County Oklahoma by providing assistance with community, state and federal resources that will stimulate the growth of Logan County’s economy. It manages a revolving loan fund for financial startup, growth and expansion of businesses. For more information, visit www.logancountyedc.org.