Tulsa’s Young Professionals Past Chair Recognized by State for Leadership

Shane Fernandez led TYPros through numerous milestones in 2008, celebrating the exciting membership benchmark of reaching 5,000 members, launching a new website and increasing emphasis during the year on issues of diversity, downtown development and sustainability.

Photo Courtesy of TYPros & Tulsa Metro Chamber

Shane Fernandez, Tulsa’s Young Professionals immediate past Chair, received a state citation for his service to ros. The proclamation was granted to Fernandez as he exits his term as Chairman of ros and recognizes the on-going efforts of the organization to show strength and leadership in Tulsa.

“Our goal is to promote Tulsa and what it has to offer to young professionals looking to make it their home,” Fernandez said. “The growth of our organization is a positive sign for Tulsa as the role of young professionals is vital for in ensuring a solid future for Tulsa’s economy.”

Signed by witness, Representative John Trebilcock, the Oklahoma Legislature presented Fernandez with a citation recognizing “his efforts as 2008 chair of Tulsa’s Young Professionals, one of the premier young professionals groups in the country and has made outstanding contributions to the Tulsa metro area in both professional and volunteer work,” as stated in the citation.

Fernandez is succeeded by Karisha Arnett of Arvest Next.

About ros
Tulsa’s Young Professionals is a dynamic, diverse group of emerging young professionals with a passion for affecting change in the Tulsa community. ros seeks to attract and retain young professionals in Tulsa and give them the opportunity to have their voices heard in the decision-making processes involving the development of Tulsa. They are constantly involved in citywide activities from government relations to special events and more. ros provides its members with opportunities to get in front of and build relationships with local community and business leaders, as well as other young professionals. For more information about ros, visit www.typros.org.

Updated 01-16-2009

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