Contest — IABC Tulsa Student Twitter Contest


We’re giving away 3 free student memberships!

Students may enter from Friday, February 27th-Sunday, March 8th

How to enter

  1. Follow @IABCTulsa on Twitter
  2. Tweet why communications are important to you using the hashtag #WhyCommsMatter
  3. Send @IABCTulsa a direct message containing your school email address.

Contest Details:

  • Students may enter, or tweet multiple times.
  • The 3 students that tweet the most relevant and creative answers will win a free one-year membership to IABC.
  • Winners will be notified via email on Thursday, March 12th.
  • If winners do not reply back by Thursday, March 19th IABC Tulsa will choose another winner to replace them.
  • Current IABC Tulsa members are donating the student memberships to winners. Each student membership annual fee has a value of $49.
  • Please only enter the contest if you are interested in becoming an active IABC Tulsa member.

If you have questions feel free to email Kim Wilson at

Join us for our February Luncheon

Join us February 18th for Millennials: Understanding and Engaging the Connected Generation


The latest Census revealed millennials make up 25 percent of the U.S. population – outnumbering any other age demographic. And with a buying power of more than $200 billion annually, millennials are a target demographic no business or company can afford to overlook. But, there are some critical characteristics that set this tech-savvy, well-connected, “selfie” generation apart from older generations.

Join us as we hear from Shagah Zakerion to learn more about millennials as a generation of consumers and employees. She’ll share insights about trends that shape their spending habits, factors that drive their workplace and career-related motivations as well as key comparisons and contrasts to older generations.

All about Shagah

Shagah-ZakerionShagah Zakerion serves as the executive director for Tulsa’s Young Professionals, a workforce initiative of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, whose mission is to attract and retain young professionals in the Tulsa region and develop the next generation of business and community leaders. Founded in April 2005, Tulsa’s Young Professionals has since grown and is considered one of the fastest-growing and leading YP groups in the nation. Shagah oversees the entire organization, leading the efforts of eight crews, planning and implementing approximately 80 events a year and handling member and sponsor relations.



When:  Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: OSU-Tulsa, North Hall, Room 150
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106

Fee (includes Lunch):

  • Member Fee $25
  • Non-Member/Guest Fee $35
  • Students $15

RSVP:  Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

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January 2015 Luncheon: Communications & Outreach in an Evolving Environment

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As one of North America’s leading energy infrastructure companies, Williams is growing as it works to complete $25 billion in capital spend for new, greenfield pipeline projects as well as expansions to existing facilities and pipelines over the next several years.

Join us Wednesday, Jan. 21, as Rob Hatley discusses how Williams’ Communications & Strategic Outreach team is constantly adapting to the needs of the business, while helping leadership understand the value his team provides. He also will present a case study on lessons learned through support of two of the company’s recent new pipeline projects; and the lessons learned about the importance of engaging stakeholders with one, consistent voice across multiple channels – from face-to-face meetings with landowners to strategically placed tweets.

All about Rob

Rob Hatley is vice president of Communications & Strategic Outreach for Williams. He is responsible for the company’s internal and external communications efforts, including public relations, crisis communications, advertising, branding, charitable giving and public outreach. Rob joined Williams in May 2013. Prior to that, he was responsible for global communications at Freescale Semiconductor. He also was part of the communications leadership team with Dell in Austin, Texas, during its fast- paced growth from 1999 to 2006.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: OSU-Tulsa, North Hall, B.S. Roberts Room

700 N. Greenwood Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74106

Fee: Event Registration

  • Member Fee $25
  • Non-Member/Guest Fee $35
  • Students $15

RSVP: Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Click here to register for this event