Economic Development group hires new CEO

The Daily Times

FARMINGTON - Following a nationwide search, Four Corners Economic Development has chosen a new CEO, according to a news release issued today

Warren Unsicker, a certified economic developer, has more than 10 years of experience in the field of economic development. His current role as vice president at the Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation in Tulsa, Okla., led to several award-winning programs, including revitalization of the Rose District downtown arts and entertainment district.

"I am excited to be a part of this thriving community as it is on a path to greatness," Unsicker said in the release. "With its many assets, including its suite of business assistance programs, collaborative community partners, and low cost of doing business, I envision transformation in its future," said Unsicker.

Four Corners Economic Development, or 4CED, is an organization created to support business growth even as the local economy suffers from a prolonged bust in the oil and gas industry, upon which it is heavily dependent.

"With the challenges of increasing regulation and fluctuating prices in the energy industry, we continue to assist our local employers, diversify our industry base, and retool our workforce for jobs of the future," wrote Sally Burbridge, 4CED interim co-CEO.

Unsicker is joined by wife, Nicci, an attorney who works with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, as well as his two children.

Four Corners Economic Development CEO Warren Unsicker.