Department: Economic Development
Rue Ramsey is Vice President of Workforce and Talent Strategies. She leads the efforts to ensure that the Tulsa region is well-equipped to supply the skilled workers employers need to grow and thrive into the future. As a former career and technical education teacher, college and career readiness specialist and education director, Rue has more than 20 years’ experience in creating initiatives and developing programs to better align strategies across industry sectors to provide collaborative solutions for workforce development. She was instrumental in creating the model for high school internships, college and career fairs in schools and educator and business roundtables for the region.
Rue is a native of the greater Tulsa region and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she majored in Management and Human Relations and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is a certified teacher and was named Teacher of the Year at Booker T. Washington high school in 2012. Rue is also a graduate of the Arizona Basic Economic Development Course and is pursuing her designation as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
She is a member of the Oklahoma Economic Development Council (OEDC), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), and the Innovative Workforce Opportunity Council. She also serves on the Board of Workforce Tulsa.