Lisa Powell, Executive Director
Lisa serves as the Executive Director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance, the economic development organization for the Enid area. As a native of Enid, Oklahoma Lisa has a passion for growing businesses and improving the quality of life in her hometown.
After 10 years in the telecom industry where she led multi-state teams in product development, sales and regulatory compliance, Lisa moved back to Enid and began her career in economic development in 2009.
Recently, Lisa partnered with local businesses to secure $1.3 million of state and federal funding to support new jobs, capital investment, and infrastructure development in Enid. A specific beneficiary of Lisa’s forward thinking is the Garfield County Industrial Park. Thanks to an $800,000 EDA grant for new roads, water, and sewer infrastructure, 6 new parcels will be added for development. Under Lisa’s leadership, there has been a 66% increase in new business locating in the Park.
Lisa believes in giving back to the economic development community through board service. She does so as a member and past Chair with Select Oklahoma an Economic Development Partnership, member of Heartland Economic Development Board, and the Oklahoma State Chamber Board of Directors. Lisa is the founder of Enid Women in Business and was key in organizing the Enid First Team. Most recently Lisa established Elevate Enid, a collaboration of 7 strategic committees focused on moving Enid from dreaming big to actionable steps to make Enid the best place to live, work and play.
Lisa is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, Leadership Greater Enid Class XIV, and is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 33.
Lisa has a busy life as she is marred with two children and is glad to call Enid, Oklahoma her home. One fun fact about Lisa, she is the President of the Concord Cemetery in an old territorial town southwest of Enid that no longer exists.
Trent Misak, Marketing & Communications Director
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 joining 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, Main Street Enid Board of Directors, and serves on the Enid First Church of the Nazarene board. Trent is also active as a member of Select Oklahoma, Oklahoma Hall of Fame Second Century Board, Oklahoma Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Alumni and Associates, and the International Economic Development Council. Trent is a graduate of Leadership Greater Enid Class 30. Trent also served as an Enid Public Schools Board of Education member from 2017-to 2019.
Trent is married to his wife Tiffany, and they have two kids, Kasen and McKinsey.
Debbie Moore, Talent Attraction & Operations Director
Debbie Moore grew up in Enid, Oklahoma and has called it home most of her life. Debbie served as a Medical and Dental Office Manager for over 20 years in Enid and Stillwater. In 2013, Debbie began working for Enid Regional Development Alliance and was promoted to Project Manager in 2020. Debbie supports the ERDA Board of Directors and manages ERDA’s pipeline of economic development projects. Debbie enjoys managing ERDA’s job board and assisting employers find new talent for their growing businesses. Recognizing that Economic Development begins with building relationships certainly works well for Debbie as she has never met a stranger.
You will find Debbie and her husband Dennis spending time on weekends with family or attending antique tractor events. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren to boast about. Debbie delights in reading, church activities, taking cruise vacations and watching Cowboy football – Dallas and Oklahoma State!