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Dan Batchelor brings forty years of experience to the creation of legal and financial strategies that enable communities to execute development projects, especially those involving both private and public sectors.

As general counsel of the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority since 1966, Dan has provided legal guidance for more than $1 billion in the development and expansion of downtown Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Health Center. He has been instrumental in developing legal and financial strategies for development of the Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park.

His expertise has enabled him to assist communities throughout Oklahoma in creating financing strategies for economic development projects of all types and sizes. Dan was a primary architect of the tax increment financing provisions of Oklahoma's 1992 Local Development Act. He has served as development counsel for the Oklahoma City Downtown/MAPS Economic Development Project; the Oklahoma Health Center Economic Development Project; the Durant-Cardinal Economic Development Project; and the Guymon-Seaboard Economic Development Project. Earlier, he worked on redevelopment projects for the central business districts of Green Bay and Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

His education and related credits include: a BS degree with honors, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 1958; University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1961; President of the American Law Student Association (designated Outstanding Officer for the years 1956-61); Board of Editors, Oklahoma Law Review; Order of the Coif; Outstanding Graduating Law Student of 196l; named Law Graduate of the Year 1961 by the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity; and member of Oklahoma's national moot court team which won first place in the region and second place in the nation in both 1959 and 1960.

Dan currently serves as a Director of FNB Financial Services, Inc., the holding company for The First National Bank in Durant and First Texoma Bank in Sherman, Texas; secretary-treasurer and board member for the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority, a state agency; and board member of A Chance to Change Foundation, a private, non-profit service organization.

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