Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be meeting Tuesday morning with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who serves as the chair of the National Governors Association.
Fallin was elected on November 2, 2010 – the same day as Malloy – and defeated her Democratic opponent by 60 percent to 40 percent. Before serving as governor, Fallin served for four years in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. and 12 years as lieutenant governor of Oklahoma under Governors Francis A. Keating and Brad Henry. Keating became well-known nationally for his leadership of the state following the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995.
Fallin, 58, is the first woman to serve as Oklahoma’s governor.
The two governors will be discussing public education and workforce training as Malloy now serves as the NGA’s chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee.
The opening remarks at the Stamford Marriott will begin at 8 a.m. before the talks on education and the economy. They will also participate in a roundtable discussion on the best practices in states regarding workforce training, education, and economic development.