Within our community resides a group of young professionals who are well-educated, broadly diverse, extremely motivated and now, highly organized.
Founded in April 2005, Tulsa's Young Professionals has since grown into one of the largest and leading YP groups in the nation.
TYPros provides its members with opportunities to build relationships with local community, business and government leaders and gives a voice to Tulsa-area young professionals 21-40 from all professions.
We are attracting talent. We are building leaders. We are the voice of Tulsa’s Young Professionals.
The mission of TYPros is 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.
TYPros is a quality group of diverse young professionals working together to showcase the awesomeness of Tulsa. TYPros provides its members with opportunities to get in front of and build relationships with local community and business leaders. Not only does TYPros give young professionals a voice - it gives them an outlet for affecting change in the Tulsa community. TYPros seeks to work hand-in-hand with current community and business leaders to learn from their experiences and to create a young professional-friendly atmosphere.
Diversity is a founding principal of our organization since inception. From the programming developed for our members to the leaders that we cultivate, TYPros champions the inclusion of diversity as a critical component to achieving our mission to attract and retain young talent to the Tulsa region.
Tulsa’s Young Professionals has a deep commitment to the inclusion of diversity and we value organizations that share that same commitment. When TYPros identifies new partners, we take into high consideration minority, women, veteran, and LGBT-owned businesses.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber launches Tulsa’s Young Professionals, TYPROS, to retain and attract young profesionals. The organization quickly grows to over 1,400 members.
Chair: Andrea Myers
TYPROS hosts a YP Day at the capitol to promote a bill drafted in part by the Government Relations crew. TYPROS launches the Intern in Tulsa website and the community pride campaign called “I am Tulsa”.
Chair: Marnie Fernandez
The Business Development Crew begins work to create a business incubator for YP entrepreneurs. TYPROS supports its first position on a political issue with the Rock the River campaign.
Chair: Josh Roby
TYPROS announces the organization has grown to 5,000 members and begins participating in social media outlets, including MySpace and Facebook.
Chair: Shane Fernandez
TYPROS grows to more than 6,300 members. Members raise more than $12,000 for our community initiative, the most to date. Our centennial gift to the city, a 12-foot sculpture, is unveiled at a park in downtown Tulsa.
Chair: Karisha Wagoner
TYPROS celebrates its 5th Anniversary. The Forge Business Development Center opens its doors for startup companies. TYPROS raises over $15,000 for Junior Achievement.
Chair: Michael Christian
TYPROS hosts its 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, with 100% of the funds being matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Chair: Cassie Reese
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. 80 young professionals were placed with a nonprofit board internship.
Chair: Kate Hoback
Hosted Bring It To Tulsa, a retention and expansion initiative that brought in Trader Joe’s grocery chain. TYPROS also raised more than $12,000 for Community Partner Arts & Humanities Council.
Chair: Hillary Parkhurst
TYPROS hosted the Golden Crater design competition, encouraging applicants to reimagine downtown Tulsa’s surface parking lots in innovative ways that would promote usability and beautification. The second Bring It To Tulsa campaign successfully attracted Uber and Lyft, the city's first ridesharing services
Chair: Isaac Rocha