Henry Names Lt. Gov. Askins
Small Business Advocate in
Oklahoma City – Gov. Brad
Henry has appointed Lt. Gov. Jari Askins
as Oklahoma’s Small Business Advocate, a role tasked with
providing assistance to small business owners throughout the state.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood
of Oklahoma’s economy, and it is vital that we provide the
resources and attention necessary to help them to thrive,” Gov. Henry said. “Jari Askins is a proven leader
with a strong and unwavering commitment to Oklahoma’s small businesses. This is a perfect fit, and one
that I am confident will help our economy continue to grow.”
Lt. Gov. Askins
said she is eager to help small business owners throughout the state.
“Small business is the backbone of Oklahoma’s economy and a key part of our state’s continued and
future prosperity,” she said. “I am honored by Governor Henry’s appointment to
advocate on behalf of our small business owners.”
As Small Business Advocate, the
Lieutenant Governor will provide assistance in every possible manner to the
small businesses of Oklahoma.
Gov. Henry said he is confident Lt.
Gov. Askins’ advocacy position will help fuel Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial spirit.
“Because the vast majority of all
businesses in Oklahoma have less than 100 employees, it is only appropriate
that these small businesses have an advocate when dealing with the numerous
state regulatory agencies,” he said.