Team

Talmadge Powell

Founder, Principal and namesake Talmadge Powell has built his career on providing stellar events for Tulsa’s elite, non-profit organizations, businesses and industry leaders. Over the course of 12 years, Talmadge has built a reputation for offering consistent and genuine value to his clients. Employing individuals with the same intrinsic sense of responsibility has ensured continued success and growth for his company, his clients, and their causes.


Todd Pyland

As Principal and Creative Director, Todd brings a variety of professional experience to TPC, including brand and marketing strategies for a range of industries including Fortune 500 companies, regional start-ups and local organizations.  His skills include broadcast, interactive and print design with particular strengths in campaign concepting, branding, collateral development and marketing strategy.


Patricia G. Chernicky

Patricia G. Chernicky serves as Principal and Managing Partner for Talmadge Powell Creative. Her professional background as a Human Resources Manager and C.P.A., balances well with her many years of community volunteerism for non-profits including Tulsa Area United Way, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa CARES, Mental Health Association, American Heart Association and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Philbrook Museum, Tulsa CARES board and the board of Patriot Bank.


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W. Austin Park

Austin brings vast experience in the event planning world, with his background in planning major athletic events like marathons and triathlons. But since he’s joined as Event Manager at Talmadge Powell Creative, he’s traded in his track jersey for a tuxedo. His eye for detail helps to ensure every project has a beautiful finish.


Dave Butts

Dave’s capabilities are as diverse as his background, a dexterity not under-utilized as the Accounting Manager at TPC. Dave’s analytical skills and proficiency with a calculator help us to continue to make informed and innovative business decisions.


Joel Cuthriell

Joel draws from a varied background of website development, design and IT support. He has joined Talmadge Powell Creative as Interactive Designer/Developer, working with everything from CSS and SEO to servers and smartphones to create rich online and interactive experiences for our clients.


Jennifer Dory

From her role as co-hospitality chair for the National Governors’ Meeting to working as the Director of the Tulsa Governors’ office, Jennifer brings an abundance of management experience to Talmadge Powell Creative. Her ability to multi-task and diligently care for our clients as she supports the coordination of each event is what makes her role key amongst the TPC team.


Nate Leitz

Nate manages all the logistics behind event production. From construction, shipping, deliveries, set up and tear down to day-to-day maintenance requirements of the busy TPC offices. Nate’s role is vital to the success of every TPC event.


Heath Potter

Heath has helped develop messaging for business and organizations of all sizes, from FORTUNE 500 companies to local non-profits, each with their own communication challenges. He has extensive experience with advertising, print design, interactive design, print production and script writing.


Beth Kaiser

As the Events Account Executive, Beth interfaces between our clients and the TPC creative team. She has a wide variety of project management experience, from working with national publishers and global oil and gas companies to local small business owners. Beth manages and supports the creative and design process of each event from start to finish. She ensures all client expectations are met and the TPC creative team has what they need in order to get the job done on time and on budget.

Support Staff

Lou Hodgson

Stylist. Florist. Creative genius. Lou Hodgson is our resident go-to girl for many of the beautiful projects we create for weddings and upscale non-profit events. Lou’s fresh approach on our centerpieces, artistic installations and interiors adds the perfect touch to every event she helps to create.


Susan Hart

The master of floral and creativity – Susan Hart brings a creative flare to our decor and tablescapes for weddings, private parties, non-profit events and large corporate functions.