Amy Walton

Deputy Director for Business Development at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Amy Walton, MPH

Amy Walton is the Deputy Director for Business Development at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce where her role is to increase new domestic and international investment in the state of Oklahoma. In her role at Commerce, she most recently oversaw the largest new energy investment in the US since the passage of the Federal Inflation Reduction Act and is Oklahoma’s single largest foreign direct investment. With the announcement of 3Sun USA selecting Oklahoma for its 3.4 million square foot manufacturing facility. The project represents an initial investment of more than $2 Billion and will support the hiring of 1900 new high paying jobs for the state.

Amy joined commerce following her position as Director of Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, at the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology where she was the key strategic advisor to the executive director focusing on investing in new technology research and development, she was an integral part of Oklahoma’s innovation ecosystem.

Prior to receiving her master’s degree, from the University of Oklahoma she oversaw medical professional recruitment and international workforce training programs in Central America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Most recently Amy was awarded Oklahoma’s Woman of the Year by the Journal Record and was recognized in the Power List as one of the Most Influential Oklahomans. Her accolades include the 2022 Innovator Advocate of the Year by 405 Business, the 2022 Journal Records Most Innovative Women and she was inducted into the Circle of Excellence for women leaders. In 2021, she was awarded Oklahoma’s Advocate of the Year from Clean Cities America for her work in alternative energy and transportation. Mrs. Walton has served on numerous statewide coalitions and boards, most recently she has dedicated her time to the HALO Executive Committee, which is a multi-state initiative to grow the hydrogen economy for Oklahoma’s energy portfolio, the Energy Technology Advisory Council, She is honored to be a member of the US Global Leadership Coalition, and Oklahoma’s Advanced Mobility Council. Her experience has enabled her to work with governmental dignitaries, universities, entrepreneurs, c-suite executives, and various stakeholders worldwide.