Kian Kamas serves as Chief of Economic Development for Mayor G.T. Bynum and the City of Tulsa. In this role, she is responsible for directly managing a team that focuses on managing and developing tools and programs crucial to successful economic development, and supporting existing industry, new businesses, and developers seeking to invest in Tulsa. In addition to this, she is responsible for oversight of the Development Services Department and the Executive Directors of the Tulsa Parking Authority and Downtown Coordinating Council.
Kamas is currently leading efforts to transform the City’s economic development efforts through a merger of five separate public entities, placing Tulsa at the forefront of innovation in organizational strategy for economic development.
Prior to joining the Mayor’s team in August 2017, Kamas served as Vice President of Economic Development for the Tulsa Regional Chamber, where she led new business attraction efforts for the region.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, a Master’s in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and completed the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute program.
Kamas spends her free time chasing her toddler son Leith around, hunting vintage furniture with her husband, and eating at her favorite Tulsa hole-in-the-wall restaurants (or at least she did in a pre-COVID world). She currently serves as a board member for Tulsa Honor Academy and previously served as a board member and Chair of the Tulsa Health Department.