Lisa Powell, Executive Director
Lisa was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University. After graduation Lisa worked internationally before making her home in Dallas, TX. While in Dallas she worked for AT&T as a part of their prestigious Leadership Development Program and was involved in product development, wholesale sales, and regulatory compliance.
In 2009, Lisa returned Enid to put her skills in business development and sales to work in the economic development office where she focuses on creating an environment that supports business growth. As Executive Director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance Lisa leads strategic planning, business retention, and business recruitment efforts for the organization.
Lisa is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, chair of the Oklahoma Economic Development Council, serves on the policy committee for the International Economic Development Council, and as a member of the Governor’s Economic Development Marketing Team.
Married, with 2 children, Lisa enjoys raising her family back in her hometown.
Trent Misak, Marketing & Business Development Manager
Trent grew up in Medford, Oklahoma, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2014. In 2015, Trent moved to Enid and spent four years working in Student Affairs at Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) before taking the Marketing & Business Development Manager position at ERDA. During his time at NOC, Trent earned his Master’s in Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Trent is active in the community participating in Enid Young Professionals, the Oklahoma Economic Development Council, Governor’s Economic Development Marketing Team, Main Street Enid Economic Vitality Committee, Oklahoma Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Alumni and Associates and serves on the board for Enid First Church of the Nazarene. Trent also served as a member of the Enid Public Schools Board of Education from 2017-2019.
Trent is married to his wife Tiffany, and they have one son, Kasen.
Debbie Moore, Office Manager
Debbie Moore grew up in Enid, Oklahoma and has called it home most of her life. Debbie served as a Certified Medical Office Manager for over 20 years in Enid and Stillwater. In 2013, Debbie began working as the Executive Assistant for Enid Regional Development Alliance and was promoted to Office Manager in 2019. Using her managerial background, Debbie keeps things organized and moving forward in the ERDA office and is willing to help wherever needed. Debbie recognizes that Economic Development begins with building relationships and this works well for her because she truly has never met a stranger.
You will find Debbie and her husband Dennis spending time with family on weekends or attending antique tractor events. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren to boast about. Debbie delights in church activities, taking cruise vacations and enjoys watching football. Go Pokes!