It is that time of the year again! Get involved with IgniteOKC! Click here to learn more about the 2017-2018 positions available. We have a stellar slate this year with several vacancies waiting to be filled by the movers and shakers of OKC. Applications are due by midnight, Tuesday, September 26th, 2017.

The IgniteOKC Leadership Crew consists of a group of volunteers connecting people of diverse backgrounds to support collaboration, creativity, innovation, and leadership in our community. Our main event is IgniteOKC, a community-driven networking event and speaker series that features rapid-fire 5-minute presentations with 20 slides auto-rating every 15 seconds … no matter what! Heading towards our eleventh event, the next installment of IgniteOKC is tentatively set for May 24, 2018, and it is going to be incredible!

Over the past eight years, IgniteOKC has grown and fostered an incredible community of creative and forward-thinking Oklahomans. We are excited to continue this tradition with people with vast curiosities and interests who shape our city and communities into better places.

Please see below for more information about our Team and available positions.


Board members must attend 75% of meetings, occurring monthly. All meetings are held at noon on the second Friday of the month at Dunlap Codding on Film Row, unless planned otherwise. Accepted applicants should attend next month’s meeting, Oct. 13. The Board terms run from August – June.

Board membership dues for the year are as follows:

  • Executive Committee – $100
  • Committee Chairs – $75
  • Committee Members – $50

Committee Chairs must serve as Board members, but you may serve as a member of a Committee without serving on the Board.


  • CHAIR – oversees the IgniteOKC organization, leads monthly Board meetings, and provides support and guidance to Committee Chairs. 2016-2017 Chair: Regina Banks
  • CHAIR-ELECT – supports the Chair, manages board change-over and formation at the end of the Board term, and will serve as Board Chair for the 2017-2018 term: 2016-2017 Chair-Elect: Alyssa Grooms
  • TREASURER – manages IgniteOKC finances. 2016-2017 Treasurer: Debbie O’Dell
  • SECRETARY – records and distributes Board meeting minutes. 2016-2017 Secretary: Steven Charles


  • COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR – oversees all social media efforts, email blasts, press releases, radio & TV appearances, website, and design. 2016-2017 Communications Chair: Matt Goodwin
    We are seeking members to assist with our communication efforts! Do you love social media? Are you a fearless content creator or meticulous copy editor? Are you connected to the TV or radio business? Do you enjoy website content creation and tinkering? Do you have an eye for design? Apply to join this committee!
  • PROGRAMMING CHAIR – oversees planning and correspondence regarding the late summer IgniteOKC Happy Hour, the fall Speaker Round Table, and the January Team Happy Hour & Recruitment (with the IgniteOKC Event Chair). 2016-2017 Programming Chair: Lindsey Workman Gilbert
    We are seeking members to assist with our programming and recruitment efforts! Do you have experience recruiting volunteers? Do you enjoy planning social events and bringing people together? Apply to join this committee!
  • SPONSORSHIP CHAIR – oversees cash, in-kind, and door prize sponsorship efforts and correspondence throughout the Board Term. 2016-2017 Sponsorship Chair: Adam Brooks
    We are seeking members to assist with our sponsorship efforts! Do you have experience gathering sponsors? Do you enjoy asking people for money? Apply to join this committee!
  • SPEAKER CHAIR – oversees speakers correspondence throughout Board Term and speaker management at the IgniteOKC Event. 2016-2017 Speaker Chair: Tim Hast
    We are seeking members to assist with our speaker committee efforts! Do you have experience connecting with different kinds people? Do you enjoy working with others and answering questions? Apply to join this committee!
  • TECHNICAL CHAIR – oversees speaker slides and presentations as well as work closely with A/V team for the event and video production. 2016-2017 Technical Chair: Jeremy McKinney
    We are seeking members to assist with our technical efforts! Do you have experience working with PowerPoint? Do you enjoy all things techy? Apply to join this committee!
  • IGNITEOKC EVENT CHAIR – oversees the IgniteOKC 2018 event, including the event calendar, venue, food, bar, ticketing, video, photography, speakers, and slides and plans January Team Happy Hour & Recruitment with the Programming Chair. 2016-2017 IgniteOKC Event Chair: Eden Badgett.
    We are seeking members to assist with our biggest event of the year! Do you have experience planning BIG events? Do you enjoy being apart of the action? Apply to join this committee!


  • Communications – Are you a social media guru? Particular about your punctuation? Seeking Communications Chair and 10-12 members.
  • Programming – love planning events? Are you the host with the most? Seeking a Programming Chair and 1-2 members.
  • Sponsorship – Do you have development experience? Are you great at building and maintaining relationships? Are you comfortable asking for mullah? Seeking a Sponsorship Chair and 2 members.
  • Speakers – Are you a past speaker? Do you remember that helpful Crew member on the night you spoke and want to be that helpful Crew member to future speakers? Seeking a Speaker Chair and 1-2 members.
  • Technical – Are you a pro at all forms of slide presentation software? Seeking a Technical Chair and 1 member.
  • Event – Are you crazy about major event productions? Do you have ideas for how to make the IgniteOKC event better? Seeking an Event Chair and 8-10 members.
  • Members-at-Large – attend meetings as voting members, support Board, and serve on a Committee. Seeking 2-3 members.

SHOW YOUR INTEREST! To apply for the IgniteOKC Board or a Committee, please click here and fill out the quick form by midnight, Tuesday, September 26th, 2017.

Alyssa Grooms, IgniteOKC Board Chair, will be in touch with selected applicants by Monday, October 2nd. New Board members begin their terms at the Oct. 13 meeting. Committee members not serving on the Board will be notified by their Committee Chairs regarding committee meetings. Please direct any questions to Alyssa Grooms at IgniteOKC could not happen without the efforts of our volunteers. Thank you!

The IgniteOKC Crew