TYPros 5-year Anniversary Party Wows Crowd

FOREVER YOUNG: Gathered at the 5th anniversary parties were TYPros members, sponsors, organizers, leadership team members and other community members. Above are past chairs, former executive director Chris Oden, current chair Michael Christian, founders and organizers. From left, Josh Roby, Karisha Arnett, Bailey Siegfried, Billy Kulkin, Sheila Curley, Matt Pivarnik, Andrea Myers, John Wiscaver, Chris Oden, Don Walker, Michael Christian, Marnie Fernandez and Shane Fernandez.

DON SIBLEY, Tulsa Metro Chamber

Tulsa’s Young Professionals marked five years of fun, networking and economic development April 24 with a black-tie optional event at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity. The event was held throughout the building, including the open-air rooftop deck which provided spectacular views of downtown, and local music acts Radio Radio and Stars Go Dim performed for the crowd of about 300.

Event co-chairs Andrea Myers and Brittany Sawyer hosted a short program that featured remarks from Chamber Chairman Don Walker about the impact of the ros members on the cultural, political and economic landscape. State Farms’ John Wiscaver also congratulated the organization and reiterated State Farms sponsorship of ros for the coming year.

After a short video program highlighting ros activities and featuring interviews with members and leadership, Myers presented awards to ros founders Matt Pavarnik and Sheila Curly, founding members, past chairs and past directors.

“We’ve accomplished so much in a very short time,” Myers said. “It was a great night to recognize how far we have come and to give us encouragement for the future.”

The mission of Tulsa’s Young Professionals is to attract and retain young talent in the Tulsa metro region while also establishing Tulsa’s next generation of business and community leaders.

Since April 2005, Tulsa’s Young Professionals has grown to over 6,000 members and is considered one of the fastest-growing and leading YP groups in the nation.
ros 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.

ros attracts talent and builds leaders.

For more information, contact ros Executive Director Brian Paschal at (918) 560-0286 or brianpaschal@typros.org.

Updated 05-21-2010

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