Have you been looking for ways to get more involved with IgniteOKC? This is your chance! Click here to show your interest in joining the 2015-2016 IgniteOKC Leadership Crew. Positions are available at Board and Committee levels. We have a stellar slate so far with several vacancies waiting to be filled by the movers and shakers of OKC—YOU! Applications are due by midnight, Thursday, August 27.

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 ninth event, the next IgniteOKC Event is tentatively set for May 26, 2016, at Lyric Theatre. Between now and then, we will hold monthly meetings and are looking forward to the following special events:

  • August  – IgniteOKC Happy Hour at The Pump, Thursday, the 20th;
  • October  – Speaker Round Table at DC on Film Row, Wednesday, the 28th; and
  • January – Team Happy Hour and Recruitment Event to wrangle day-of volunteers for IgniteOKC 9!

Over the past six years, IgniteOKC has grown and fostered an incredible community of creative and forward-thinking Oklahomans. We are excited to continue this tradition with people like you—passionate people with vast curiosities and interests—who truly shape our city and communities into better places, and we want to journey together.

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

Board Membership Information 

  • Board members must attend 75% of meetings, occurring monthly. All meetings are held at noon on the second Friday of the month at DC on Film Row, unless planned otherwise. Accepted applicants should attend next month’s meeting, Sept. 11. The Board terms run from August – June.
  • Board membership dues are $50 for the year.
  • Committee Chairs must serve as Board members, but you may serve as a member of a Committee without serving on the Board.

Board Officers 

  • Chair, oversees the IgniteOKC organization, leads monthly Board meetings, and provides support and guidance to Committee Chairs
    • 2015-2016 Chair: Elizabeth Lauderback
  • 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 2016-2017 term
    • 2015-2016 Chair-Elect: Regina Banks
  • Treasurer, manages IgniteOKC finances
    • VACANT – We are seeking an officer to serve as Treasurer! Are you good with money? Do you love spreadsheets and budgets? Apply for this position!
  • Secretary, records and distributes Board meeting minutes
    • 2015-2016 Secretary: Alyssa Novak

Committee Chairs and Committee Members

  • Communications 
    • Committee Chair, oversees all social media efforts, email blasts, press releases, radio & TV appearances, website, and design
      • 2015-2016 Communications Committee Chair: Mike Koehler
      • 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 
    • Committee 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)
      • 2015-2016 Programming Committee Chair: Zack Lee
      • 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!
  • IgniteOKC Event 
    • Event Chair, oversees the IgniteOKC 2016 event, including event calendar, venue, food, bar, ticketing, video, photography, speakers, and slides and plans January Team Happy Hour &  Recruitment with the Programming Chair
      • VACANT – We are seeking a community member to serve as Event Chair! Do you enjoy planning events? Do you love productions? Are you looking for a Leadership opportunity? Apply for this position!
    • Event Chair-Elect, supports the IgniteOKC Event Chair and will serve as the IgniteOKC Event Chair 2017
    • Sponsorship Committee Chair, oversees cash, in-kind, and door prize sponsorship efforts and correspondence throughout the Board Term
      • 2015-2016 Sponsorship Committee Chair: Sunil Isaac
    • Speakers Committee Chair, oversees speaker correspondence throughout Board term and speaker management at the IgniteOKC Event
      • 2015-2016 Speakers Committee Chair: Matt Goodwin
    • Technical Committee Chair, oversees speaker slides and presentations
      • 2015- 2016 Technical Committee Chair: Jeremy McKinney
      • Event – Are you a foodie? Are you crazy about production? Do you have ideas for how to make the IgniteOKC event better? 
      • Sponsorship – Do you have development experience? Are you great at building and maintaining relationships? Are you comfortable asking for mullah?
      • 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? 
      • Technical – Are you a pro at all forms of slide presentation software?
      • Apply to join this committee!
  • Members-at-Large, attend meetings as voting members, support Board, and serve on a Committee
    • Ann Zachariah
    • Will Vogler
    • VACANCIES – Do you want to serve on a Committee and serve as a Board member? Apply to be a Member-at-Large when applying to serve on a Committee! 

SHOW YOUR INTEREST! To apply for the IgniteOKC Board or a Committee, please click here and fill out the quick form by midnight, Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Elizabeth Lauderback, IgniteOKC Board Chair, will be in touch with selected applicants by Friday, Sept. 4. New Board members begin their terms at the Sept. 11 meeting. Committee members not serving on the Board will be notified by their Committee Chairs regarding committee meetings. Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Lauderback at or 405-607-8600. IgniteOKC could not happen without the efforts of volunteers. Thank you!

The IgniteOKC Crew