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Tyler Young named Vice President of the Chamber


The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Board is pleased to announce Tyler Young as Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Tyler will support Chamber President & CEO Mita Bates in the oversight of daily operations, human resources and fiscal management for both the Chamber and under the Management Contract with other affiliated entities.

Tyler joined the Ardmore Development Authority as in intern in the Spring of 2014. Upon completing his Masters in Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma, he came on board full time as the Director of Marketing for the Ardmore Tourism Authority and Convention Center. In this capacity, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the new branding. In December of 2016, Tyler was moved into the role as Chief Operations Officer for the Chamber of Commerce.

“Tyler has been a valuable member of our team since he served as an intern.  He took the lead in the branding initiative and provided great leadership during the process.  He then stepped in last fall to provide support in all operational areas while continuing to actively promote the Convention Center, sell Ardmore and work on branding.  Tyler has a bright future with the Chamber and our affiliated organizations” notes Mita Bates.

Tyler is a local Ardmoreite. He graduated from Plainview High School before attending the University of Oklahoma, where he served as a member of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band. He continued his education at OU with a Masters in Public Administration. While at university, Tyler met his wife Laura, who is a teacher with Ardmore City Schools.

“I am honored to be named as Vice President of the Chamber.  The Chamber has an incredible vision for the future of the community and has taken the lead in many of the activities designed to move us forward.  The Chamber has a talented team of individuals working together for the betterment of the community,” states Mr. Young.