The Tulsa Regional Chamber announced the appointment of Kuma Roberts as the interim executive director of its Mosaic and workforce efforts. Roberts previously served as the Chamber’s program manager for education. In that capacity, Roberts drove engagement between the Tulsa business community and area school districts.
In the interim role, Roberts will direct the Chamber’s efforts in the realm of workforce development, including the areas of training and degree attainment, as well as the Chamber’s diversity and inclusion programming.
“I have no doubt Kuma will bring the same passion and energy to workforce, diversity and inclusion that she brought to our education initiatives,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “She cares deeply about education equity, social justice and business development, so this new role is a natural fit.”
Roberts is a native Tulsan who graduated from Booker T. Washington high school and went on to study English and Theatre at the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining the Chamber staff, Roberts worked at Volunteers of America, where she developed her desire to work in a community betterment capacity.
In addition to her Chamber work, Roberts serves on several local boards, including those for the Tulsa Debate League and Leadership Tulsa. She is on the program committee for LEAD North, and she is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class 51.
“I have absolute confidence Kuma will be outstanding in this new role,” said Dr. Brett Campbell, senior vice president for education and workforce at the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “We will very shortly address the ongoing support needs for our education efforts, but in the meantime, the Chamber remains dedicated to the important work of attracting and retaining diverse talent to the greater Tulsa area. That work is in great hands with Kuma.”