Robin Roberts Krieger is the owner of RRK Resources, a strategic business development firm that specializes in organizational development, strategic thinking and economic development. Clients include Oklahoma City University School of Law and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Prior, she was Vice President of Business & Industry Training and Economic Development for Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City for five years, serving as the liaison between OSU – OKC and the business community. As a member of the Executive Team, she oversaw continuing education and non-credit training programs, as well as several profit centers on campus. Ms. Krieger worked closely with the OSU Foundation and directed the institutional grants effort.
Ms. Krieger was the Executive VP of Economic Development for the Greater OKC Chamber for eight years, and led the 10-county region in international and domestic business recruitment, and Oklahoma City in expansion and retention, research and strategy development. She oversaw contracts with the City of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County to provide their economic development services. She played a key role in the acquisition of the idled GM facility by the County, which has been redeveloped by the US Air Force and Tinker AFB as a major site of MRO for the Air Force. She was also part of the Forward Oklahoma City 3 and 4 efforts, raising over $30M for economic development efforts.
Roberts Krieger is a native of Oregon, and has over 25 years of public service in the economic development, education and the public policy arenas. She served as a Regional Coordinator for the Oregon Governor’s Office, focusing on developing cooperation between local, regional, state and federal governments and the private sector for economic development projects. Areas of focus included Transportation, Economic Development, Land Use, Housing, and Environmental Issues. Previously she served as Director of Economic Development for the Portland Development Commission, where she oversaw Economic Development activities as well as two urban renewal areas and as the Executive Director of Economic Development for Central Oregon; and International and Product Development Manager for the Oregon Tourism Commission, part of the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. She spent several years in the private sector and as an educator, teaching 7/8 grades (and coaching the football team!) and in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.
Roberts Krieger holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Oregon State University (Go Beavers!) and a Master’s of Science in Education from Portland State University. She was a scholarship recipient for the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
She is Past Chair of the International Economic Development Council, the first woman and first Oklahoman to hold this position. She is also a Fellow Member, Honorary Lifetime Member, and in 2015 was chosen for the Chairmen’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development. Roberts Krieger serves on many boards and committees including United Way Women’s Leadership Society, Oklahoma City Ballet and the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Commission. She is an alumnus of Leadership OK and Leadership OKC. She is a Honorary Trustee with the Oregon State University Foundation. In 2011 she was a Woman of the Year finalists (one of 50) and was named the Economic Development Professional of the Year for Oklahoma.