About The Speaker
Tim Lovell is the Public Private Program Manager for the City of Tulsa and Executive Director of Tulsa Partners, Inc. Tim was recruited by the City of Tulsa Project Impact office in May 2000 with almost 20 years of experience in working with faith-based and community-based organizations in the areas of social service ministry, community revitalization, and historic preservation. In these areas, he developed a particular emphasis on using public private partnerships, grant writing, and resource development to meet community goals.

Building on his past experience and the existing multi-hazard mitigation activities of the Tulsa community, Tim utilized partners to implement grants promoting tornado saferooms. He assisted in the creation of Tulsa Partners, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency designed to support the building of a disaster resistant community.  Tim oversaw the process that created the Tulsa Mayor’s Citizen Corps umbrella of homeland security volunteer programs, leading to grants totaling almost $1,400,000.  He negotiated a partnership with a local McDonald’s cooperative that led to the 2003 Tulsa McReady initiative, later expanded statewide.

Tim has spoken about Tulsa‘s award-winning programs to conferences in Oklahoma; Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Kansas City, MO; Charleston, SC; Austin, TX; and Toronto, ON, Canada. He has made presentations to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National Citizen Corps Council Subcommittee on Individuals with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness, and to the federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities.

Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa.   He also earned a Master of Management degree from Oral Roberts University and received the 1999-2000 Outstanding Master of Management Award for academic achievement in non-profit management.  Tim was a 2000 JCPenney Golden Rule Award Finalist, a 2001 American Red Cross Every Day Hero, a recipient of the 2004 President’s Volunteer Service Award and the 2004 Wess & Cathryn Young Community Service Award.

Tim serves on the Tulsa Volunteer Center Advisory Board and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Metropolitan Housing and Community Development, Inc.  He is the past President of the Brady Heights Neighborhood Association and a past member of the RSVP Tulsa Advisory Council.  Tim’s spare time is taken up with his three young children–Michael, Carissa, and Claire Marie–and his lovely wife of over 15 years, Cara.