TYPros reached a milestone when member No. 2006 signed up this summer.
Desiree Franseen signed up online and became the TYPros’ 2006th member to
add her name to Tulsa’s next generation of leaders.
To mark the occasion, Marnie Ducato, TYPros chair and vice president of Rex
Public Relations, presented Franseen with an iPod nano.
Franseen, 22, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a double major
in accounting and marketing, moved to Tulsa in June to begin her career at
the Williams Cos. as a compliance auditor.
“To reach more than 2,000 members in less than a year is phenomenal,” Ducato
said. TYPros is one of the fastest-growing groups of its kind in the
nation. “We have exceeded all expectations on growth and there are no signs
of slowing down,” Ducato said.
But with growth comes the challenge of keeping all 200 member engaged, she
said. “Keeping them plugged in, making sure we are connecting with these
people is exciting.”
Giving away an iPod came from a brainstorming session with the Chamber,
Ducato said, “When we hit the 2,000 mark, we tried to think of a way to
highlight the milestone. It is a fun way to commemorate it.”
The iPod represents a part of a new plan by Ducato and the Chamber to
communicate TYPros goals and objectives through Podcasts.
TYPros has not awarded other prizes for milestones, Ducato said.
“Obviously, we did it because of the 2006th members in 2006,” she said.