Enid Regional Development Alliance is adding a new project manager to the team, the nonprofit organization announced.

Trent Misak, a recent member of Enid Public Schools Board of Education and current member of the Enid Young Professionals, has been hired for the role, an ERDA release said, calling him a “natural fit.”

“We’ve worked with Trent in many capacities over the years and can’t wait to have him join the ERDA team as a project manager,” Lisa Powell, ERDA executive director, said. “We have many projects taking place and know he will be invaluable to our efforts.”

Misak holds degrees in communications, public relations and organizational leadership, the release said, “and has extensive experience engaging community stakeholders.”

Originally from Medford, Misak had been coordinator of residence life and student activities at Northern Oklahoma College Enid.

“Northwest Oklahoma has always been my home, and I want to do my part in making sure it is a quality place to work and live for generations to come,” Misak said. “I’m excited to begin working with ERDA, and am extremely proud to be part of efforts to make Enid a great place for companies to grow.”

This year has seen several changes at ERDA.

Brent Kisling stepped down as ERDA executive director in January to become state Department of Commerce executive director. He had been the chief of ERDA since 2009.

Powell, who was associate director since 2009, became interim director in January and was named ERDA executive director in May.

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Written by: MItchell Willetts