Bob Lieser, Vice-President of Programs
A native Tulsan, Bob has been on the TGA staff since 1998. He coordinates the schedules for international visitors to Tulsa through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, and Community Connections, Open World, Youth Ambassadors, and Sister City programs for TGA. Lieser previously worked as an English as a Second Language teacher and refugee job counselor at the YWCA Multicultural Center in Tulsa. He received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Russian Area Studies from Cornell University in 1992. Mr. Lieser has served on the boards of the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa Association of Volunteer Administrators, All Souls Unitarian Church Adult Programs Board, and on the Governor’s International Team. Email Bob
Cathy Izzo, Office Administration
Long before she moved from her native Chicago to Tulsa in 1994, her roots had branched out to other places far and near. With grandparents emigrated from Europe, to being an exchange student to Colombia at age 16, to earning two certificates in the French language at the Université de Dijon, France, to working for the Moroccan Government and the French Banque Paribas in Chicago, to living with her husband and two children in Limerick, Ireland for 3+ years have all given her opportunities to speak other languages, travel extensively, be immersed in other cultures, and view the US from another perspective.
Little did she know how well this would prepare her for TGA! She assisted with the 2005 Sister Cities Summit which led to the Office Administrator position soon after. Now, she views the world via our eight Sister Cities and the international visitors and events which are such an important mission of TGA! Cathy is a member of Alliance Francaise and the Swiss Club of Oklahoma. Email Cathy