Tanaye Harvanek, President/CEO
Tanaye has been a resident of McAlester for 12 years. A native Texan, Tanaye moved to Oklahoma in 1993. Tanaye attended Texas A and M at Commerce and Eastern Oklahoma State College. Tanaye began working as the Membership Services Coordinator and Events Planner in 2008 and has served as CEO/President since 2010. Tanaye is passionate about giving back to the McAlester community and serves on many committees such as McAlester Support Defense Association, Take Down Club Secretary, McAlester Pom Booster Treasurer, Sunbelt Housing committee, Local leaders committee, Culture Fest committee, Main Street street-scape committee and many more. Tanaye volunteers her time with organizations such as Meals on Wheels and the Boys and Girls Club. Tanaye has 3 children, Austin (a freshman Sooner majoring in International Business), Kaylee (a junior at McAlester High School), and Morgan (an 8th grader at Puterbaugh Middle School). Tanaye is married to Kameron her husband of 19 years. Tanaye recognizes and appreciates the joy and opportunities that McAlester offers to residents of all ages and is excited to be a part of the future growth and development of the McAlester area.
Vicki Jones, Membership Services and Events Coordinator
Vicki moved to McAlester in September 2007 from Atlanta, GA. She was previously with Choctaw Casino as the Marketing Manager until the middle of July 2012, when she started at the McAlester Chamber of Commerce. She has worked on the Prison Rodeo Committee and Armed Forces Day Committee while with Choctaw Casino. Vicki has 5 children, Samantha, Bradley, Lilian, Bailey and Adelyn. Vicki is very excited about her opportunity to work at the McAlester Chamber of Commerce and to be able to be community involved. Vicki is working very hard on growing the McAlester Young Professionals Group. She is helping them to learn from today's leaders, serve the community, and pursue professional and personal growth.
Patti White, Administrative Assistant/Information Specialist
Patti has worked in the McAlester area for 13 years and recently becoming a permanent resident two years ago. Patti pursued her degree as a student at Murray State College and The University of Oklahoma. Patti has 3 adult children of whom 2 are McAlester residents and 7 grandchildren (1 McAlester alumni and 2 current buff students). Patti attends church the McAlester First Baptist. Patti has spent her adult life working with the public and other businesses to help fill their needs. Patti will be donating her time to organizations such as Pride In McAlester and The Hope House. Patti understands the importance of keeping our residents (both new old longtime), our businesses, and our McAlester's guests informed.