Founded in 2014, RedAnt, LLC, is an Oklahoma-based consulting firm, serving clients in the public, private, and third sectors. We provide comprehensive business development, management, messaging, and strategic government and public relations consulting services.
We have extensive expertise in assisting state and local governments, tribal nations, chambers of commerce and other local and regional development organizations and corporations with implementation of successful strategies to achieve their public policy and economic development goals. The firm specializes in the areas of education, telecommunications, municipal and community development, transportation and water infrastructure, and natural resources policy, with a particular focus on regional water management and planning.
Our successful approach begins with intensive identification of a client’s goals and objectives. We then work with them to tailor individualized strategies to achieve these goals. We also provide third sector and regional development organizations with the organizational and management consulting essential to address their challenges and to fulfill their vision.
Amy Anne Ford
Joshua J. McClintock
Amy Anne Ford is a partner at RedAnt. She previously owned and operated NEON, Inc., an emergency physician staffing company, for more than 18 years, employing over 100 physicians with operations in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. She and her husband, Dr. Jim Ford, also own and operate a cow-calf operation and have called Durant home for over 20 years. They have a daughter, Erin, a physician’s assistant who resides in Oklahoma City.
Josh McClintock is a partner at RedAnt. He also serves as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Ground Water Association, managing the day-to-day operations of the association and advocating on behalf of Oklahoma's groundwater industry with Congress and the Oklahoma Legislature. He is also serving as Chair of the South Central Regional Policy Committee as well as State Liaison Representative on the Government Affairs Committee for the National Ground Water Association. A native of Altus, he and his wife, Sara, currently reside in Edmond with their two daughters.
Amy graduated from Broken Arrow High School and attended Oklahoma State University. Deeply involved in community and civic activities, she currently dedicates her energies to a number of philanthropic endeavors focused on issues including economic development, education, and sustainable water policy. She is a strong advocate for the protection of children in our schools.
Amy has also been a strong water policy advocate in Oklahoma for over two decades, providing leadership on a number of local, statewide and national water policy issues. She was appointed in 2012 to serve on the Oklahoma Public/Private Water Task Force by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, and Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory Pyle. This task force was created to facilitate meaningful dialogue about Oklahoma’s current water management policies and challenges. Amy is also the President of the Board of Directors for the Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer.
Appointed by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Amy is a member of the Board of Regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. She serves in the Position 7 seat, which covers Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Latimer, LeFlore, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha counties. The Regional University System of Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s largest four-year university system, which is made up of six universities containing more than 3,000 faculty and staff members and over 50,000 students.
A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma’s Class XXVIII, she is now a member of the LOK Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, as well as the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center's State Advisory Board. Amy was selected as a member of the Journal Record’s Fifty Making a Difference and a finalist for Woman of the Year in 2015 and again in 2017. She was also named in 2015 as a Broken Arrow High School Outstanding Graduate.
She was previously appointed by Governor Fallin to represent Congressional District 2 on the Oklahoma State Board of Education and the Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology, and also served as Chairman of the Oklahoma Standards Setting Steering Committee during her tenure. Her previous service includes the Boards of Directors for Durant Partners in Education and the Durant Crisis Control Center, as well as serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer.
Josh previously served as Director of External Affairs for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, where he was the primary point of contact with the Oklahoma Legislature, Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation, and municipalities across the state. He also coordinated the community and industry outreach efforts of the OWRB and represented the agency on national and statewide water policy organizations.
McClintock also served as Legislative Director in the office of Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr., where he was responsible for the coordination and management of the congressman’s policy initiatives for Oklahoma. Before joining Congressman Watts’s legislative staff in Washington, Josh was a field representative for the congressman's congressional campaign as well as a caseworker in his Norman, Oklahoma, congressional office. Following Watts’s retirement from Congress, Josh took a position as Director of Government Relations at a member firm in Washington, DC’s largest independent government affairs group. During his tenure in Washington, McClintock was instrumental in securing authorization and funding for a broad range of projects in Oklahoma including tornado recovery efforts in Moore, the National Weather Center in Norman, the Interstate 40 Crosstown in Oklahoma City, the Reed Center in Midwest City, as well as community infrastructure improvements in Altus, Durant, Lawton, Woodward, Norman, and other communities throughout Oklahoma.
Josh is actively involved in his local community. He was recently appointed by Edmond Mayor Dan O’Neil to serve on the Edmond Capital Improvement Projects Advisory Board, making recommendations to the City Council on local capital improvement projects. He previously served on the Edmond Public Works Committee as an appointee of then-Mayor Charles Lamb. Josh also serves on the Government Affairs Committee for the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and volunteers his time for a number of educational and philanthropic causes in the community. A graduate of Leadership Edmond’s Class XXXI, Josh serves on the Leadership Edmond Alumni Committee. He previously served on the Citizens for Edmond Committee, assisting with the public relations campaign for the sales tax extension that was overwhelmingly approved by Edmond voters in April 2016.
McClintock is a graduate of Western Oklahoma State College in Altus and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Josh currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals and the Oklahoma Messages Project, the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center’s State Advisory Board, and the Western Oklahoma State College Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma’s Class XXXI. Josh was selected for The Journal Record’s Achievers Under 40 Class of 2015. His previous service includes the Board of Directors of the Interstate Council on Water Policy, the Oklahoma Champions for Early Opportunities Advisory Board and the Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association Board of Directors.