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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Douglas R. Major
Superintendent and CEODr. Major
Meridian Technology Center, Oklahoma

Dr. Douglas R. Major has more than 28 years of experience impacting students through career and technology education. Since joining Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as Superintendent and CEO in 2008, he has led the organization to numerous achievements and been influential across the district.

Major is responsible for implementing the school’s strategic plan, overseeing the budget and interfacing with community stakeholders to meet the educational and workforce needs of the district. In addition, he works with state and national associations along with the Oklahoma legislature to ensure CareerTech student needs are at the forefront of decision-making. Influencing his profession at the national level, Major is past president for the Association for Career and Technical Education.

Prior to his current role, Major was at Pioneer Technology Center as Superintendent/CEO and served there for eight years. Major previously held several senior management positions at Meridian, including Assistant Superintendent, Director of Business and Industry Services and Director of Student Services.

Numerous national, state and local positions have provided Major an opportunity to impact his profession. Former Governor Brad Henry appointed him to serve as a Commissioner on the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. He is past president of the National Association for Career and Technical Education and a recipient of the National Council of Local Administrator’s Distinguished Service Award.  He is a graduate of Leadership Stillwater, Leadership Oklahoma, and holds a doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University. In 2012, The Journal Record honored Major as one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs.


Jeffery L. Sayer

In October 2011, Jeffery Sayer was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter as the director of the Idaho Department of Commerce.

In Idaho, he is best known for his role as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls.

Mr. Sayer is a CPA and started his career with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley where he advised technology companies and high growth businesses.  Since then, he has provided financial and executive leadership for companies ranging from start-ups to companies with over $500 million in sales. 

But most importantly, Mr. Sayer is passionate about the capabilities of the state of Idaho and the endless possibilities that lie ahead for our great state.