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Tue November 9, 2010

Tulsan Added to Cabinet

Tulsa, OK – Gov-elect Fallin names jobs task force

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A week after winning election, Oklahoma Gov.-elect Mary Fallin has named several economic advisers charged with improving the state's business climate.

Fallin named Tulsa businessman Robert Sullivan Jr., owner of an independent oil and gas exploration company, as a special adviser to the governor on economic development. Sullivan will be charged with looking at Oklahoma's tax code and regulations affecting business development.

David Rainbolt, the president and CEO of BancFirst Corp, and Gary Sherrer, a former state representative, were also added to the economic team.

Lieutenant Gov.-elect Todd Lamb also was tapped to be Fallin's small business advocate in her cabinet.

Fallin took no questions from reporters afterward.

On Monday, Fallin announced that Devon Energy Chairman Larry Nichols and state Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee will lead the transition.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.