Welcome to IABC/Tulsa
IABC’s International and Small Chapter of the Year 2013.
IABC/Tulsa is the professional organization of choice for communications in the Tulsa area, promoting communication as an integral part of achieving the strategic goals of business and other organizations.

IABC March Meeting

Crafting a Culture of Ownership

Business culture can be described simply as “The way things get done.” Every business has a culture; it’s essential for organizational success. It’s perhaps more tangible, prevalent and impacting on the bottom line than any person or documented policy. Unfortunately, though, few businesses set out to create their cultures intentionally. So how do you transform your work environment in a way that catapults productivity and efficiency?

Join us March 26 as Greg Hawks will help you discover how to deliberately design a culture that produces growth. In this session, he will help you understand the five elements that communicate caring to every employee; discover the four foundational pillars that foster engagement and productivity; and, realize the three benefits from having an intentionally crafted business culture.


All about Greg

Greg Hawks is the lead agent for Hawks Agency in Oklahoma City. With a leadership portfolio spanning both nonprofit and for-profit worlds, he has spent his life investing in people. Through Hawks Agency, he challenges and empowers leaders, teams and organizations to reach for greatness. His history is broadly dynamic. Speaking on platforms around the nation, creating mentoring networks, leading small and large teams, real estate investing, running summer camps, hosting leadership events and producing city-wide projects have equipped Greg to be uniquely qualified to serve you, your people and your business.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

The Summit Club – Bank of America Building
Governor’s Suite – 30th Floor, 15 W 6th Street, Parking ticket validated, Tulsa, Oklahoma

IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Member Fee) $25.00
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Non-Member/Guest Fee) $35.00

Monday, March 24, 2014



Wed., Feb. 19, 2014 11:30 AM  – 1 PM
The Summit Club – Bank of America Building
Governor’s Suite – 30th Floor, 15 W 6th Street, Parking ticket validated
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Member Fee) $25.00
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Non-Member/Guest Fee) $35.00

RSVP    Monday, February 17, 2014

Do you work for a publicly traded company? Are you responsible for communicating financial information to investors or employees? Do you have investments in stocks and bonds or just want to learn more about the financial markets?

If so, then this meeting is for you!

Andrew Ziola, vice president of investor relations and public affairs at ONE Gas, Inc., (NYSE: OGS) will provide a unique perspective on the roles of investor relations and business communications and how the two functions can work together to add value to your business.

Andrew is a “numbers guy” by degree, but has transitioned into a senior-level communications role at ONE Gas, which recently spun-off from ONEOK, Inc. Andrew has mastered the art of effectively communicating complicated financial subjects.

What you’ll learn:

  • An insider’s perspective on how communications and investor relations teams can work together to market a business and reach key audiences.
  • Messaging strategies for financially-focused information and how to make it accessible and understandable to the average reader or investor.
  • “Must-know” financial terms – for communicators AND every-day investors.
  • Basics about the stock market what contributes to a stock’s price.

Andrew will also share insight into the process of spinning off a new, publicly traded company and how his team juggled all aspects of communications prior to, during and after the spin.

About Andrew:

Andrew is vice president of investor relations and public affairs of ONE Gas. He is responsible for the company’s investor relations, communications and community investments functions. Prior to ONE Gas becoming a standalone publicly traded company separated from ONEOK, Inc., he served in a similar role as vice president of investor relations and communications of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners.

He joined ONEOK in 2004 as the manager of financial planning and analysis and also served as the manager of investor relations. He began his career in the energy industry in 2003 as a financial planning specialist of Northern Border Partners, L.P. headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and on the board of directors of the institute’s virtual chapter. He also is a member of IABC/Tulsa and the Tulsa Press Club. A native of California, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1991 from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a Masters of Business Administration degree in 2007 from Creighton University in Omaha.



When our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. For anyone who struggles with creativity, or who makes excuses for delaying the work of innovation, David Burkus will help you overcome your obstacles to finding new ideas with his presentation, The Myths of Creativity.

Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, David will highlight the mistaken ideas that hold us back and show how anyone can embrace a practical, grounded approach to finding the best new ideas. He’ll answer questions such as, “What causes us to be creative in one moment and void in the next?” and he’ll debunk several common myths about creativity.

All about David

David Burkus is assistant professor of management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. He is the founder and host of LDRLB (pronounced “leader lab”), a podcast that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation and strategy.

His work on leadership, creativity and innovation has been published in numerous scholarly journals and practitioner publications. He also is a contributing writer for 99U, Creativity Post and the Harvard Business Review blog. As a presenter, he has spoken on leadership and innovation to a diverse set of audiences, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to the U.S. Naval Academy.

David is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University.

When:       Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:     The Summit Club
15 W. Sixth Street, 31st floor, Renaissance Room
Bank of America Building (parking garage entrance located on Boulder Avenue)

Fee:           Event Registration
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Member Fee) $25
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Non-Member/Guest Fee) $35

RSVP:        Monday, Jan. 13, 2014


The 2013 IABC International Chapter of the Year is thrilled to offer a full-day workshop with Ann Wylie of Wylie Communications Inc.

If writing is an important part of your job and you’ve never had the opportunity to participate in an Ann Wylie workshop or seminar; you’re in for a treat! And if you’re already familiar with Ann, you’re probably checking your calendar and looking for the registration link.

Ann has worked with clients around the globe and is consistently recognized as a top-rated speaker at IABC and PRSA conferences and meetings from coast to coast. Join us as she brings her “Catch Your Reader” full-day workshop to Tulsa.

Expect to leave this event inspired and motivated – ready to return to the office with fresh ideas and new tools that help you:

  • Think like a reader and move your audience to act
  • Go beyond the inverted pyramid and master the feature-style story structure
  • Cut through the clutter and make every piece you write easier to read and understand
  • Rev up your readership and lift your ideas off the page or screen with display copy

This may be the most valuable professional development opportunity you’ve had this year – or may even have next year. And IABC Tulsa is offering this workshop to members and non-members alike.

Members: $59 | Non-Members: $99 | Student Discount: $55

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and parking in the Bank of America building’s parking garage (enter from Boulder Ave.).

RSVP by: Monday, November 18, 2013