Tulsa Global Alliance is comprised of an elected, volunteer Board of Directors, as well as staff, volunteers, and interns. Together, in the spirit of citizen diplomacy, we work to help Tulsa thrive as a welcoming city for international visitors and support the diverse cultures within our community.
2019 - 2020 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Vice Chair/Program Council Chair
Drew Felling /
International Trade / Business
2019 - 2020 DIRECTORS
Mayo Baugher, City Council Liaison
Mary Frances Edmonds
Kinnee M. Tilly
SISTER CITY CHAIRS
Shu Chen---Behai, China
Clark Frayser, Laura Calderon---San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Micah Keyan---Utsunomiya, Japan
Olga Randolph---Zelenograd, Russia
Judy Glenn---Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Debbie Givens---Tiberias, Israel
Margaret Bannochie---Celle, Germany
Wendy Sheets---Amiens, France
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. Bob 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. Bob 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 the Governor’s International Team.
Vice President, Programs
Sister City Program Coordinator & Administrator
Long before she moved from her native Chicago to Tulsa in 1994, Cathy's roots had branched out to other places far and near. With grandparents' ties to Europe, she became interested in all things international---from being an exchange student to Colombia at age 16; earning two certificates in the French language during her junior year abroad at the Université de Dijon, France; and working for the Moroccan Government and the French Banque Paribas in Chicago, to living with her husband and two children in Limerick, Ireland, for three+ years---Cathy has had numerous opportunities to speak other languages, travel extensively, become immersed in other cultures, and view the U.S. from multiple perspectives. Little did she know how well these experiences would prepare her for TGA! She assisted with the 2005 Sister Cities Summit, which led to the Office Administrator position soon after and then as the Sister City Program Coordinator and Administrator. 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 the Alliance Française and the Swiss Club of Oklahoma.
TGA's success is due in large part to the participation of its members and volunteers who have committed countless hours to serving on event committees, hosting international visitors, volunteering at TGA events, and much, much more. TGA is very appreciative of those who give their time, dedication, and heart to TGA!