Who’s Who

As part of TBJ’s ongoing coverage of the Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, we introduce you to the 11 individuals who have donated their time, energy and experience as judges for the award.
This week, meet the final two judges: Award chair Sean Griffin and vice chair Jeff Horvath. The information below was provided by the Spirit Award.
Sean Griffin, Founder, Vizalution LLC
Sean Griffin, chair of the Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, is nationally recognized as a leading visual facilitator, working with clients in a variety of industries, focusing on the development of a purpose-driven performance culture.
As a vizpreneur and Internet pioneer, Sean founded one of the first interactive agencies and Web site development companies broadcasting original television content.
He is a motivational speaker and author of the What Box? series of books: Out of The Box Thinking for Career and Life, The Creativity Challenge, Arrows of Wisdom and The Seeker: Discovering and Living Your Life’s Purpose.
Griffin supports his client base through business model development, visual communications, creativity, strategic planning, group dynamics, marketing, and “What Box?” thinking.
Griffin serves as president of Sustainable Tulsa, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to responsible economic growth, environmental stewardship and quality of life for all, and he is co-chair of the Mayor’s Green Team.
He serves on the Economic Development Commission as the Entrepreneurialism Chair and, for the past three years, he has served as the chair and founder of the Mayor’s Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and the Tulsey Awards.
Griffin is leading the creation of The Collaboratorium, a not-for-profit entrepreneurial accelerator.
Jeff Horvath, Vice President, Entrepreneurial Education Foundation
Jeff Horvath, vice chair for the Spirit Award, works both nationally and internationally assisting people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.
With more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Horvath is the vice president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Education Foundation, FastTrac.
He has helped organizations across America and around the world develop their entrepreneurial communities through organic growth and leveraging of their community resources.
Horvath serves on several local and national boards as well as a judge for national, state and local business plan competitions.
To learn more about FastTrac, visit http://www.fasttrac.org.

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