Local Power Hour Keynote Speaker Kathy Taylor
Chief of Economic Development, Office of the Mayor (Tulsa)
January 27, 2018 | 12:45-2 p.m
Kathy Taylor has long served as a tireless advocate and change agent for Tulsa. Through decades of steadfast public service and personal investments through the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, Taylor is known for her dedication to issues that advance the success of future generations.
At her core, Taylor believes the businesses built, education kids receive, and attractions created directly drive Tulsa’s ability to become one of the country’s most innovative, collaborative and livable cities. She currently serves Tulsa’s Mayor, G.T. Bynum, as Chief of Economic Development, drawing from years of experience as a business executive and corporate attorney. It’s an office she knows well, having served as Tulsa’s 38th mayor herself.
Through the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, Taylor and her family work to stay at the forefront of being an innovator and collaborator in Tulsa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Tulsa Startup Series, Cultivate 918, Kitchen 66, 36 Degrees North and most recently Mother Road Market are just a few of the programs created by LTFF in hopes of breaking down the barriers that prevent entrepreneurs from succeeding.
Taylor currently serves as Chair of the Leadership Council for ImpactTulsa, member of the Board for Reading Partners, USS Tulsa Ship Sponsor and is a member of the Board of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. Kathy has been honored by numerous civic and education organizations, including the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the Tulsa Historical Society, the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, and many others.