Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is the new president of the National Governors Association.
Fallin formally adopted the role on Sunday at the organization's summer meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Fallin says her priority will be improving education and job training. She says she wants the initiatives to be lined up to the specific needs of individual state economies.
Fallin says closer relationships have to be developed between high schools and colleges and workforce training providers and employers.
The organization next meets in February in Washington, D.C.