Chad Warmington

President and CEO

The State Chamber

Chad Warmington's Bio

Chad Warmington has a rich history with The State Chamber of Oklahoma. He served as the Chamber’s COO from 2010 to 2013 and returned to serve as president and CEO in 2020. Under his leadership, the Chamber spearheads pro-business advocacy and political affairs on behalf of Oklahoma’s business community.

Since taking the helm, Warmington has guided the organization through extensive modernization, refocusing Chamber efforts toward big picture goals. The Chamber has since achieved huge wins in tax reform and workforce transformation. Chad knows that Oklahoma businesses must succeed for our state to grow and thrive.

Chad has over 20 years of experience in Oklahoma politics. He previously served as the president of the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association and the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma. He also served as chief of staff to three speakers of the Oklahoma House, on U.S. Sen. Don Nickles’ staff, and as campaign manager for multiple statewide campaigns.

Ben Lepak

Executive Director

State Chamber Research Foundation

Ben Lepak's Bio

Ben Lepak is the Executive Director of the State Chamber Research Foundation (SCRF), leading the organization’s mission to develop free enterprise oriented public policy that improves Oklahoma’s economic competitiveness. Prior to taking the helm at SCRF in 2020, Ben served as a legal fellow and public policy analyst at the 1889 Institute, a think tank focused on Oklahoma public policy issues. Ben has practiced law in both the public and private sectors in Oklahoma and Texas, serving in diverse roles at large and small private firms, as general counsel for a nonprofit, and as lead counsel to 24 elected officials across a three county district in northeast Oklahoma. Ben received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with distinction, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where he served as an Articles Editor on the Notre Dame Law Review and studied under now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. 

Ben and his wife, Sarah, will soon welcome a baby girl, who will join Teddy (5), Paul (3), and Daisy (1) in keeping their parents on their toes. 

Brent Skarky

Vice President of Communications and Marketing

The State Chamber


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About the State Chamber

What is the State Chamber?

Established in 1926, The State Chamber is a statewide membership organization. Our purpose is to be the unified voice of business and the most effective advocacy organization at the State Capitol. Every day, The State Chamber fights for Oklahoma’s future by defending the right of every business to thrive.

What is the State Chamber Research Foundation?

For information about State Chamber Research Foundation, click here.

General Contact Information


P O Box 53217 | Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3217


330 NE 10th Street  |  Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Note: We cannot receive mail at our physical address, so please send all correspondence to the PO Box shown above


(405) 235-3669 Phone  |  (405) 235-3670 Fax

Why become a member?

The State Chamber of Oklahoma is a powerful force in advancing policies that benefit Oklahoma and its business community. When you join the State Chamber, you gain a strong partner and advocate at the State Capitol.

Membership offers opportunities for networking with businesses and policymakers influencing issues affecting your company. In addition, the State Chamber is the only entity that advocates for companies across the entire state.