Fall Chamber Meet Features SBC Leader

OWASSO TEAM: Present at the Owasso November Chamber luncheon are, from left, Rickey Hayes, director of economic development for the City of Owasso; Scott Yandell, president of the Bank of the Lakes and chairman elect of the Owasso Chamber; Don Cain, president of SBC Oklahoma; Rhonda Sellers, SBC areamanager and Owasso Chamber board member; and Dr. Greg Strathe, owner of Strathe Veterinary Hospital and chairman of the Owasso Chamber.

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SBC Oklahoma President Don Cain was the featured speaker on a variety of subjects during his Owasso Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation November 3 at the Owasso Baptist Retirement Village. Located at 7410 N. 127th E. Ave.

A specific topic was deregulation of the telecommunications industry. President Cain says that while there are more consumers enjoying the convenience of new services like cellular phones of broadband access, outdated regulatory rules are hampering further technological investments and job growth. “Outdated regulations in the telecommunications industry have hurt the country and Oklahoma through a steep decline in new telecommunications investments and additional jobs,” Cain says. “We’d like to see all telephone companies treated the same.

Cain was named president of SBC Oklahoma on October 9, 2003. He oversees SBC’s regulatory, legislative, governmental, and external affairs activities in the state. An SBC employee since 1979, he most recently serves as managing director of federal regulatory policy in the company’s Washington D.C. office.

Cain is an active member of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, United Way of Greater Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City chamber, the state Chamber, Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. and allied arts.

Updated 11-24-2004

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