As President and CEO, Scott Meacham leads i2E’s efforts to create knowledge-based jobs in Oklahoma through the development of and investment in high growth companies.
Scott comes to i2E from the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm, which he joined in January 2011 as a shareholder and director. He served as chairman of the banking and financial institutions practice group. Prior to that, he served as the 17th State Treasurer of Oklahoma, an office he held from June 2005 until January 2011.
In addition to his duties as State Treasurer, Scott served on the governor’s cabinet as Secretary for Finance and Revenue from January 2003 until January 2011. In this capacity, he was the governor’s primary financial and budget advisor and served as the governor’s chief negotiator on budget, legislative, tribal and other matters.
Scott formerly served as Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Lending Supervisor of First National Bank & Trust of Elk City. Under his leadership, the bank more than doubled in size and saw its profits increase by more than 150 percent. He assumed executive leadership of the bank in 1991 and served as the bank’s general counsel since 1989. He continues to be associated with the bank as a member and secretary of the board of directors and a member of the loan, investment and executive committees.
Scott is a certified financial planner, has also practiced law in Clinton, Oklahoma, as a partner in the Meacham & Meacham law firm where his practice focused on banking, oil & gas, real estate, estate planning and commercial litigation. He practiced in the same areas in Elk City, Oklahoma, as a sole practitioner. His experience includes serving as counsel for several financial institutions; handling collections, transactions and corporate matters for financial institutions; representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy; and successfully handling district court litigation as well as appellate matters in areas of commercial law and oil and gas.
A fifth generation Oklahoman and a graduate of Chickasha High School, Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance, a Masters of Business Administration and a law degree, all from the University of Oklahoma.