Junior Achievement Announces 2020 Tulsa Tycoons

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma has announced honorees for its 5th Edition of Tulsa Tycoons, A Night of Monopoly fundraiser. The 2020 honorees are:

• Carlos Conerly, Linde Engineering North America
• Dr. Leigh B. Goodson, Tulsa Community College
• Angela Kouplen, WPX Energy

This year, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma’s largest fundraiser is an opportunity to honor outstanding business leaders who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to the workforce of today, and are helping to shape the workforce of tomorrow.
“We are excited to provide a fun environment as we celebrate these incredible leaders in our community,” said Shannon Beeler, J.A. president. “As the economy and workforce continue to evolve at a rapid pace, we know we must also change the way we prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges. Junior Achievement is committed to developing a new generation of individuals who are armed with the confidence, knowledge and determination to thrive and build a better future for themselves and our state.”
Tulsa Tycoons, a Night of Monopoly, 5th Edition, includes a mobile auction, live auction, networking, stories of JA impact, and amazing food. In addition, attendees can engage in low-key Monopoly-themed activities. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.
Funds raised from the event and auction will support Junior Achievement programs, which will bring lessons on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness through over 900,000 contact hours with students this academic year. Financial literacy prepares students to manage resources effectively through courses on budgeting and planning. Entrepreneurship lessons focus on what it takes to start, manage and grow a business. Work readiness helps ensure students understand the skills they need to successfully enter the workplace.
“We look forward to honoring this year’s Tulsa Tycoons because of their commitment to business, education and the Tulsa community,” said Beeler. “Their leadership in the community should be an inspiration to any student now learning about business and entrepreneurship through Junior Achievement.”
Sponsors for the event include:
Chairman of the Board: AAON. Mobile Auction Sponsor: US Cellular. Free Valet Parking Sponsor: Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust.
Business Magnates: The Anne and Henry Zarrow Family Foundation, Bank of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Ernst & Young LLP, Linde Engineering North America, and Williams.
Property Owners: Cancer Treatment Centers of America / Tulsa, CCK Strategies, The Consultants Ltd., Matrix Service Company, T.D. Williamson, WPX Energy and Zeeco, Inc.
Additonal sponsorships and tickets are now available. For more information concerning Tulsa Tycoons, A Night of Monopoly, 5th Edition, please contact Martha Rongey at mrongey@jaok.org, call 918-663-2132 or visit www.tulsatycoons.com.

 About Junior Achievement of Oklahoma
Junior Achievement inspires Oklahoma students K-12 by bringing the business world to life inside the classroom through memorable, exciting, hands-on learning experiences. Established locally in 1966, JAOK serves more than 62,137 Oklahoma students in 103 school districts and 319 schools. Junior Achievement utilizes more than 4,410 dedicated members of the community to implement its programs reflecting over 900,000 contact hours. To learn more, visit www.jaok.org or call 918-663-2150.