About TAMA

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TAMA is Tulsa's Champion for Manufacturing

The Tulsa Area Manufacturers Association began as a group to provide ideal networking and professional enrichment opportunities for manufacturing executives in Tulsa and Green Country. Today, those professional opportunities continue for our members each month, with activities, plant tours, committee meetings and educational outreach programs.

What makes TAMA different?

A manufacturing executive can participate in local chambers and broader organizations, but TAMA represents the opportunity to meet and network with professionals facing the same challenges as you and your business. TAMA also has a highly qualified membership, due to a screening of potential members.

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What are TAMA's key initiatives?

TAMA members work together to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing manufacturing in Oklahoma, and on a larger scale, the United States. TAMA works with area chambers to communicate Green Country's manufacturing strength, craftsmanship, and innovation. The organization also has a strong emphasis on growing Oklahoma jobs, and educating future generations about careers in manufacturing. Here's just a few of the initiatives we support:

  • TAMA scholarships for manufacturing students in technical schools and colleges
  • Fundraising for educational programs
  • Networking and Collaboration Opportunities for Members
  • Monthly plant tours for professional enrichment
  • Local Career Pathways Fairs

TAMA's leadership is comprised of some of the leading executives of Tulsa-area manufacturing organizations. If you are interested in serving on the board or helping a committee, let us know!

Executive Committee

Tim Epps

Tim Epps

President
Kannan Sripathy

Kannan Sripathy

Vice President, Scholarship/Education Chair
Skylar Guillfoyle

Skylar Guilfoyle

Treasurer & Finance, B y-Laws Chair 
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Kristi Wade

Secretary

Directors

Justin Ecklar

Justin Ecklar

Membership Chair
John Melton

John Melton

Programs/Events Chair
Karen Pennington

Karen Pennington

Marketing Co-Chair
Gretchen

Gretchen Gleason

Marketing Co-Chair
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Colin Jones

Golf Tournament Chair
Michael Liepzig_

Michael Leipzig

Brent Blackmon

Brent Blackmon

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John Peterson

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Aaron Polliard

Stephanie Regan

Stephanie Regan

Each committee in TAMA takes on specific tasks and duties to achieve the membership's goals. If you are interested in joining a committee, please let us know!

  • Effectively communicates with the TAMA membership opportunities to participate in tours, workshops, golf tournament and other networking opportunities.
  • Develops electronic communication and social media presence and strategies for TAMA using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other methods.
  • Creates marketing materials for committees, including Scholarship, Education, Golf and Program committees to effectively communicate the mission of TAMA and to recruit and educate members as needed.
  • Acts as a liaison between TAMA membership and various community manufacturing education initiatives.
  • Educates the TAMA membership about the various community programs/activities that promote manufacturing and how they can get involved.
  • Organizes educational seminars or workshops.
  • Connects manufacturers with education, training, and workforce development resources available in the Tulsa region.
  • Builds robust partnerships and a collaborative environment for manufacturing growth and economic development.
  • Develops Scholarship guidelines.
  • Works with schools and counselors and others to get information out to students and the public about scholarships.
  • Interviews scholarship applicants and awards scholarships.
  • Verifies potential members and level of membership.
  • Recruits new members.
  • Reviews membership requirements and recommends possible changes.
  • Maintains membership list.
  • Serves as delegate from TAMA to the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Manufacturing Council. Reports back to TAMA Board and Membership as needed.
  • Monitors Oklahoma State Chamber events and activities to communicate/promote to the TAMA Board and Membership.
  • Monitors Tulsa Regional Chamber events and activities to communicate/promote to the TAMA Board and Membership.
  • Monitor local and regional news and social media for government events, activities, and issues to communicate/promote to the TAMA Board and Membership.
  • Effectively communicates with the TAMA membership opportunities to participate in tours, workshops, golf tournament and other networking opportunities.
  • Develops electronic communication and social media presence and strategies for TAMA using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other methods.
  • Creates marketing materials for committees, including Scholarship, Education, Golf and Program committees to effectively communicate the mission of TAMA and to recruit and educate members as needed.