Even our international visitors get in the spirit of volunteerism. A big thanks to our guest from Georgia and Pakistan who took time to hand out water to runners recently at the Tulsa Run.
The Tulsa Global Alliance (TGA) Governing Board has announced Thomas Hemphill as the new President/CEO. The announcement comes after the retirement of Becky Collins, who led the non-profit organization for 8 years. Hemphill will assume his new position August 15, 2015. Hemphill has extensive international and non-profit experience working with Heifer International; Southern Russian Regional Center in Krasnodar, Russia; Mercy Corps International in Manila, Philippines and National Cooperative Business Association as the Asia Program Director in Washington, DC. He most recently was the Executive Director of the Sancta Sophia Seminary/Light of Christ Community Church in Tahlequah, OK. “Tulsa is an award-winning city in international relations and cross-cultural friendships,” said Hemphill. […]
TGA received Sister Cities International’s 2015 Best Overall Program Award Saturday night. The 2015 Sister Cities International Best Overall Program Award recognizes sister city programs that demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in 2014 in advancing the goals and mission of the sister cities movement. Eric Kunkel, Partner at Tulsa’s CCK Strategies, accepted the award for TGA during a ceremony in Minneapolis, MN. Kunkel is the Secretary-Treasurer of the TGA Board. TGA was bestowed the same honor for a city with a population between 300,001 and 500,000 for its work in 2012. News Release SC Award 2015