Tulsa Regional Chamber inaugurates new chairman
BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A vision without a plan is a hallucination.
So, over the next year, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s will initiate a series of discussions with neighboring communities to craft a cogent regional vision and a plan for northeastern Oklahoma.
“Cities and regions are powerful networks. And it is these networks, when working together, that achieve real and permanent good...,” said Jake Henry Jr., the newly inaugurated chair of the chamber’s board of directors.
On Wednesday, Henry, president and CEO of Saint Francis Health System, formally succeeded Becky J. Frank, chairman and CEO of Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR, as the 2013 chair of the chamber’s board of directors.
More than 1,200 area business, community and civic leaders attended the chamber’s annual meeting where Frank passed the baton to Henry. The luncheon held at the Tulsa Convention Center included a video presentation featuring a review of 2012 accomplishments, an awards presentation and Henry’s inaugural address unveiling the chamber’s primary initiatives for the coming year.
As in years past, regional economic collaboration will help shape the chamber’s strategies and efforts in 2013, Henry said.
He listed four key priorities: the articulation and refinement of a regional vision; regional economic collaboration; development and execution of a regional advocacy plan and growth in chamber membership.