Yolanda Creswell is the Economic Development Director for the City of Weatherford. Yolanda graduated from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. After graduation Yolanda worked for Northwestern Oklahoma State University as the Assistant Director/Walch Center for Business Development and Career Services for 4 years. During her time at Northwestern she was involved in Economic Development projects for the City of Alva and Woods County. In 2010 Yolanda worked for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust covering Alfalfa, Major and Woods County. She worked directly with communities and businesses in her area. During her time with TSET she managed the grants, and assisted many communities in state grants to better their community and local businesses. In 2017 Yolanda was employed for the Western Oklahoma Workforce Development Board covering 25 counties in Oklahoma. She has many connections throughout the state and worked directly with businesses on workforce needs.
Economic Development Intern, Caitlyn Matthews, is currently attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University pursuing a major in Business Management. Caitlyn works on economic development projects for the City of Weatherford, the Weatherford Area Economic Development Foundation, and the Weatherford Industrial Trust. She also assists in maintaining the online presence of these entities and works in a general support role to promote economic development in the Weatherford area.