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Board of Directors
|O.C. Walker II, Executive Director
O.C. Walker has been TDA executive director since 2009. His previous experience includes eight years as city planner for the City of Tulsa and two for the City of Broken Arrow. In those positions, he focused on city planning, neighborhood development, community relations, economic development and property enhancement. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Langston University, and a master’s degree in architectural/urban design from the University of Oklahoma. He serves on the board of Crossover Community Impact and the Tulsa Public Schools’ school bond committee.
|Jane Malone, Executive Assistant
A paralegal for over 15 years, Jane Malone has worked with other private and public institutions, including the State of Oklahoma and the Tulsa Public Schools. She has been a leader and board member with the YWCA, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and Neighborhood Housing Services of Tulsa, Inc. The city, the mayor and President Barack Obama have all recognized her accomplishments. In 2014, the Tulsa YWCA named her as one of the “100 Women with Moxie”
|Carol Young, Research Analyst
After retiring from 37 years as a city planner with the City of Tulsa Urban Development Department, where she monitored social, housing and physical projects, Carol Young returned to work part-time as a research analyst for TDA. She has also worked as a recreation director at military bases at Camp Benning, Georgia, and Camp Drake, Japan, and at Tulsa’s B.C. Franklin Park. She is a graduate of Tuskegee University.
|Vacant, Administrative Assistant
Bio/Picture to be posted soon.
|Demauri Myers, Office Intern
Demauri Myers is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and joined TDA as an Office Intern in November of 2018. His previous experience includes three years in the automotive industry and one year in Information Technology. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree with a double major in both Economics & Finance from Langston University, and later obtained an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Development from Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Oklahoma. Picture to be posted soon.
|Jot Hartley, General Counsel
A member of the Hartley Law Firm, Hartley has been an attorney since 1977 after earning his Juris Doctor the same year from the University of Oklahoma. His wide experience includes civil, trial, appellate and federal practice, real property, corporation, taxation, eminent domain, commercial, probate, criminal defense, criminal prosecution and estate planning law. He also holds a bachelor’s of business administration from Oklahoma State University.