Sandy Pratt

Architect of Innovative Engagement


With her life’s work as an entrepreneur and in community and economic development, Sandy’s passion is helping businesses and organizations to achieve economic growth. From being an entrepreneur early in life to focusing on development in rural communities/regions and global economic development marketing strategies for Oklahoma, she attributes success to creativity and innovation, engaging stakeholders at all levels, and developing winning teams. 


  • 6 years consulting
  • 24 years in economic development industry
  • 20 years in front-line economic development management and business attraction, yielding 93,000 jobs and investments  of $8.9 billion
  • 12 years in business management and sales


  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute
  • Southern Methodist University, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Mgmt.
  • Leadership Oklahoma
  • Liberating Structures & Graphic Facilitation 

Professional Affiliations

  • International Economic Development Council 
    • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)
    • Fellow Member (FM)

Did you know?

Sandy loves research. Whether that’s a competitiveness analysis for a community, target industries or home renovations, she can get lost in her research. She thinks sea turtles are AWESOME. Most don’t know that Sandy loves fishing, boating, and wildlife (lots of bird watching). 




Twitter:          @sandyTadZo