Susan Robertson has been the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE) since 2005.
As As Executive Director of this Oklahoma-based nonprofit organization, Susan’s responsibilities are to promote cooperation between the State of Israel and the State of Oklahoma in culture, commerce, education and agriculture. OKIE’s objective is to coordinate activities between the two States by sponsoring projects, ensuring responsiveness to economic and cultural opportunities, building networks through people-to-people exchanges, and serving as an agent to further mutually beneficial relationships. OKIE works directly with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Jewish Federations of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and the Israeli Consul General to the Southwest. Past Governors David Walters, Frank Keating, Brad Henry and now Governor Mary Fallin have all supported the mission of OKIE on behalf of the state.
Susan currently serves as Treasurer on the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. She is a native of Minnesota and graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a BA in Special Education. Having lived in Europe for 10 years, she now calls Oklahoma home. Susan began traveling to Israel in 1989 and continues to travel there yearly with state, agricultural, economic, and educational missions.
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