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TulsaFest 2023
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Central
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TulsaFest is an annual members-only event featuring a networking luncheon and educational sessions in the Tulsa area. Featuring top speakers in the industry, it's a can't-miss event! The 2023 TulsaFest will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Tulsa. 

*Registration for the 2023 TulsaFest has closed. If a Board Member still would like to register for the Board Meeting and Board Dinner, please call the ORA office at 405-942-8181 and ask for Lacey Pierson or Audra Pixley. 



Schedule - March 28, 2023
Business casual attire is appropriate for all sessions.



10:00am - 11:30am

AM Education Session - Presenter: Tracy Spears, Exceptional Leaders Lab
PLAY BIGGER: Tracy’s Leadership Story; Living Your Dream
You’ve put in the work and now you're “Living the Dream,” but who knew that with that dream it meant you sometimes have to literally take out the trash and/or deal with all of those difficult situations? Join Tracy Spears with Exceptional Leaders Lab, as she shares a few of the stories from her journey to becoming an entrepreneurial leader. She will entertain you, inspire you, make you think, and give you tried and true strategies for building high-performing teams. She will also help you become a better leader by explaining the role of an Exceptional Leader. 

11:30am - 12:00pm

Member Mingle (Networking)

12:15 - 1:30pm

Luncheon Keynote: James Leewright, ORA President & CEO

2:00 - 3:15pm

PM Education Session - Speaker: Tracy Spears, Exceptional Leaders Lab
Leveling Up: How Managers Become Leaders
The world of work has changed; leading a team is fundamentally different now. Innovative talk by Tracy; identifying 5 crucial elements of leveling up from being a manager to a leader: SELF AWARENESS – COMMUNICATION – PRODUCTIVITY – DELEGATION – PRESENCE

3:30 - 4:45pm

ORA Board of Directors Meeting


ORA Board Cocktails/Dinner- Private Event
Summit Club
15 W 6th St
Tulsa, OK 74119

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*After March 20, 2023 no refunds will be provided; however, if you wish to transfer registration from one person to another we are happy to accommodate your request in advance of the event.
  • Luncheon Presentation ONLY: $50/person
  • FULL Event (includes AM and PM sessions, luncheon with presentation and networking opportunities): $155 (bundled savings of $15/person)
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Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa
100 E 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK 74103

Room Rate Link: Click Here
ORA Group Rate: $129 per night, plus taxes
ORA Group Code: G-OHL3
Cut-Off Date: March 3, 2023

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Speakers - 

Tracy Spears; Exceptional Leaders Lab

Tracy is an Internationally sought-after keynote speaker, advocate, and host of the podcast “Shift Out Loud”.  She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Founder of the Exceptional Leaders Lab.  Her organization specializes in developing leaders, inspiring teamwork, and creating inclusive cultures. Her best-selling books, What Exceptional Leaders Know, and The Exceptional Leaders Playbook and Leadership Is a Verb provide much of the content in the workshops she teaches globally. Tracy's energetic and interactive approach has helped leaders and aspiring leaders all over the world improve their leadership skills, their communication, and their understanding of how people and organizations succeed.   Much of Tracy's work centers around inspiring each person to rethink their personal success story and inspires her audiences to strive for the best possible outcome in everything they approach.  Her mission is to support as many people as possible in playing bigger because she believes there is enough room for everyone at the top.   On a personal note, she is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and earned her college degree through a softball scholarship.  She was a member of the U.S. National Softball Team and competed in the U.S Olympic Sports Festival. 

Luncheon Keynote: James Leewright; ORA President & CEO

As a small business owner, Leewright was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Creek County in 2007 and one of Oklahoma’s Top 40 Under 40 Professionals in the State by Oklahoma Magazine. He has been a Big Brother for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, served on the Board of Directors, and Executive Board, and was past President of the Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce. He is also the past President of the Sapulpa Ambassadors.

Leewright currently serves as a board member for Youth Services of Creek County and as a Governor on the Board of Governors for Oklahoma State University Foundation and on the Board for the Sapulpa Arts Council. Leewright has received two citations from the Oklahoma House of Representatives for civic and business accomplishments.

As a legislator, Senator Leewright was named to leadership positions in the House, which is rare for a first-term legislator. In leadership, he was appointed asst-whip and served as vice-chair for Banking and Financial Services. Leewright also served on Higher Ed and Career Tech, Government Oversight and Accountability, and the Appropriations and Budget for Transportation Committee. In the Senate, as a freshman senator, he was named Chairman of the Business, Commerce, and Tourism Committee, a first in state history, and also has served on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Retirement and Insurance, Appropriations and Budget, Judiciary, AG and Wildlife, and Transportation Committees. Leewright also served as third in leadership for the Senate as Assist. Majority Floor Leader, Chair of the Rural Broadband Council, Chair of the Infrastructure Committee for ARPA, and Chair of the Medical Marijuana working group.

Leewright and his wife Cari have four children and are both native Oklahomans who have a small ranch near Kellyville. He holds a BS in Hotel Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University and MBA studies from Oklahoma City University.

Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa
100 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK 74103
Contact Person
Lacey Pierson
(phone: 4059428181)

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