Founded in 1931, TEA continues to be the largest and most prestigious networking organization in Tulsa, encompassing over 150 business leaders. Tulsa Executives Association is governed by a Board of Directors that includes 4 officer and 8 members at large positions. Partial Board elections occur every 6 months and a member must be in good standing for at least one year before being elected to the Board. Before being elected to an officer role, a member must serve on the Board for at least one year.
Board of Directors
- Chairman of the Board: Keana Dorshorst Answering Connections
- President: Chris Probst Probst Communications
- President-Elect:Joe Carner Carner Plumbing
- Treasurer: Eric BohneSecurity Bank
Members at Large
- Todd AdamsProSource
- Darlene AdkinsKMS Heating & Cooling
- Derek ChuteHydra-Flo Guttering
- Shawn CollinsSisemore & Associates
- Jody DavisAccent Moving & Storage
- Lindsay HendersonFinal Touch Cleaning
- Charles HewettABC Equipment Rental
- Chad PotterDrywall Specialists
In addition to the Board leadership, several committees are appointed by the President to support TEA members in a variety of ways.
Jackie Potter, Station 13Membership Committee Chair
The most robust committee, the Membership Committee reviews potential new members to determine eligibility and to prevent classification overlap with current TEA members.
Gloria McQuade, Burnett Inc. Goodwill Committee Chair
The Goodwill Committee is responsible for ensuring member needs are met during difficult times and positive life events are celebrated together. TEA members consider TEA a family and the Goodwill Committee ensures personal updates are shared as members desire.
Chris Probst, Probst Communications Program Committee Chair
The Program Committee’s goal is to schedule desirable programming during the weekly luncheons. This program may include speakers from outside TEA or it may include a member highlight about their business operations and personal background.
Keana Dorshorst, Answering Connections Needs Committee Chair
The Needs Committee is a distinguishing hallmark of TEA membership. Designed to confidentially provide assistance and support, the Needs Committee helps members to overcome business difficulties and reach successful conclusions. Due to the intimate nature of this committee, members are required to be in TEA for at least 3 years and to adhere to the highest business ethics.
Kerrick Draper, Waterstone Mortgage New Member Orientation Chair
The New Member Orientation Committee meets every six months and welcomes new members at a designated luncheon. Joined by 2 Past-Presidents, the New Member Orientation luncheons are designed to give new members an opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of membership in Tulsa Executives Association.
Marquess Dennis, Tulsa Dream Center Attendance Committee Chair
The TEA Attendance Committee helps to keep members in good standing with TEA Attendance Standards. Attendance is required at TEA luncheons in order to foster professional and personal relationships.