Why TYPROS exists

Founded as an initiative of the Tulsa Regional Chamber in April 2005, TYPROS was created with the mission to attract and retain young, creative talent to the Tulsa region, while also developing the next generation of leaders and enhancing Tulsa’s sense of place.

No small task.

TYPROS’ early leadership decided this could only happen by working hand-in-hand with community and business leaders to learn from their experiences and create relationships among the most passionate people in Tulsa. It could also only happen with a focus on diversity and inclusion among members and suppliers. When identifying new partners, TYPROS takes into account minority, women, veteran, and LGBT-owned businesses.

After over a decade of connection, conversation, development and activism, TYPROS has become one of the leading young professionals groups in the nation.

But, it’s still all about Tulsa.


TYPROS Staff

Employees of the Tulsa Regional Chamber dedicated to TYPROS

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Maggie Hoey
Executive Director

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Piper Wolfe
Communications Manager

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Andrea Pemberton
Program Manager


Leadership Team

Volunteers graciously giving their time to make Tulsa better

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Adam Doverspike
TYPROS Chair

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Chelsea Kester
TYPROS Chair Elect

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Moises Echeverria
Immediate Past Chair

 
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Andrea Nieves
TYPROS Ambassadors Chair

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Patrick Garcia
Arts & Entertainment Crew Leader

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Trevor Killblane
Arts & Entertainment Co-Crew Leader

 
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David Tollette
Business Development Crew Leader

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Hannah Demuth
Business Development Co-Crew Leader

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Aaron LaBounty
Diversity Crew Leader

 
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Mikeal Vaughn
Diversity Co-Crew Leader

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Tanner Sturm
Government Relations Crew Leader

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Andrew Carlson
Government Relations Co-Crew Leader

 
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Shannon Kelly
Leadership & Service Crew Leader

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Malachi Blankenship
Leadership & Service Co-Crew Leader

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Ashley Bath
Sustainability Crew Leader

 
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Joel Garza
Sustainability Co-Crew Leader

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Annie Hull
Urbanists Crew Leader

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Ben Stephens
Urbanists Co-Crew Leader

 
 
 
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The Highlight Reel

Some of our community accomplishments

2005


1,400 people join TYPROS

2006


Hosted Young Professionals Day at the Capitol to promote a bill drafted in part by the Government Relations crew

Launched the Intern in Tulsa

Created community pride campaign called “I am Tulsa”

2007


Supported first position on a political issue with the Rock the River campaign

Work began to create a business incubator program for entrepreneurs

 

2008


TYPROS went digital with Facebook and MySpace page launch

2009


Donated centennial gift to the city, a 12-foot sculpture for downtown Tulsa park

2010


The Forge Business Development Center opened, fulfilling incubator work started in 2007

 

2011


Hosted first large-scale fundraiser, the Tulsa Big Wheel Race, raising over $15,000 for the 2011 Community Partner, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. 100% of the funds matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation

2012


Hosted second annual Street Cred in Red Fork, providing a visual display of the area’s ability to become a historic Route 66 tourist destination

Placed 80 young professionals with a nonprofit board internships

2013


Created Bring It To Tulsa, a place-making initiative that brought in Trader Joe’s grocery chain

Raised over $12,000 for Community Partner Arts & Humanities Council

 

2014


Created the Golden Crater design competition, encouraging applicants to reimagine downtown Tulsa’s surface parking lots in innovative ways that would promote usability and beautification

Second Bring It To Tulsa campaign successfully attracted Uber and Lyft, the city's first ridesharing services

2015


Celebrated our TYPROS 10th anniversary

Launched the first TYPROS Foundation grant cycle, funding projects like the Great Raft Race

2016


Young voter engagement campaign "Love Tulsa Vote" led to a 50% increase in voters under age 40 for the June mayoral primary

Began most ambitions Street Cred event yet reimagining Route 66

 

2017


Focused on “People, Purpose, Play” and created programs like the Adventure Series, encouraging young people to explore outdoor green spaces around the Tulsa region, as well as an increase in professional development opportunities for young people

2018


Relaunched Intern In Tulsa, a talent retention initiative that provides summer interns with cultural, social, and professional opportunities in Tulsa

 

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