Tina Young is an entrepreneur and branding expert who started Marketwave in 1998 and has consistently grown the business while producing award-winning programs for leading Texas-based brands such as Oncor, Baylor Scott & White Health and ORIX USA. Her company has been ranked three times on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and has been awarded Marketer of the Year from the Dallas Chapter of the American Marketing Association. Tina is passionate about building a conscious company that lives its purpose and she is Past Chair of Conscious Capitalism Dallas, a group that inspires other business leaders to be purpose-driven and build thriving companies.
Prior to starting her company, Young was a principal at GTT Communications, an Austin-based PR firm acquired by Edelman Worldwide in 1998. Before GTT, she was with Bustin & Co., an Omnicom affiliate firm, and the Dallas office of Edelman Worldwide, a top-ranked global PR firm.
She is a proud cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Tina is also Chair-Elect of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Her company volunteers in the community through the Communities Foundation of Texas CFT4B program.