Charles serves in a dual role as head of the HWH Oklahoma City regional office and President of HWH Group, which accelerates projects with capital solutions, incentives and site selection. He is an economic development and construction professional with over 30 years of experience, and has led these functions for county industrial authorities as well as large tribal organizations. Charles received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Vice President - The HWH Group
Steve joined The HWH Group in 2014 following four years as director of the Paris, Texas Economic Development Corporation. He works with local, state and regional economic development entities as well as city and county officials to effectively position and market their assets and programs. In addition, he assists businesses with expansion and relocation initiatives, and in applying all available incentives. During his four-year tenure with the Paris EDC, Gilbert was instrumental in negotiating expansions by established employers, and in attracting new businesses. He also led successful efforts to expand retail development by working closely with developers, brokers and corporate real estate decision makers. Prior to that position, Gilbert served as city manager and economic development director for Stroud, Oklahoma. He has held senior positions at major regional chambers of commerce in locations including Tulsa, Memphis and St. Louis. Steve is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a B.A. Degree in Communications.
Chief Financial Officer | Vice President of Construction
Mike joined Harrison, Walker & Harper, parent of The HWH Group in 2010 as corporate controller, and was promoted to his current role in 2012. He manages the strategic planning and budgeting process, directs the accounting staff function, leads compliance, audit and tax services, and provides financial oversight for the New Market Tax Credit process. Mike also maintains relationships with insurance, bonding and financing institutions. He has over 16 years of finance experience in construction and manufacturing including M&A activity, and earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Harding University. Mike is currently enrolled in a Masters Degree program at Texas A&M University Commerce.
Vice President of New Market Tax Credits & Site Selection
Robbie has over 20 years of experience in public and private sector economic development. He is an expert in fiduciary entitlement, tax credit and bond procurement, with expertise in attracting capital-intensive projects in manufacturing, distribution, education, health care, automotive and aerospace. He also advises clients on key issues in the early stages of site selection, including financial feasibility studies and labor market assessments. Robbie received his Bachelor’s degree and completed graduate studies in economic development at the University of Oklahoma.
Vice President of NMTC Finance
Steven is a finance professional, seasoned in structuring, advising and negotiating custom solutions for the sophisticated financing and developmental needs of clients. Leveraging long-standing relationships with a national and regional network of investors, financial partners and professionals, he enhances development feasibility and investment economics. Steven has expertise in equity and tax credit finance, economic development, commercial and bond finance. He has worked as an investment banker and as an advisor and is a former registered securities representative (FINRA Series 7, 53 and 63). Steven has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Louisiana State University.
Alison provides financial services for both clients and management of the HWH Group, including project management and closing support, authoring project marketing materials, due diligence completion plus accounting and reporting. She is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in both industry and public accounting, having served in previous roles at Alcon Laboratories and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Alison is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station with an MS Degree in Audit and a BBA Degree in Accounting.