As CEO and Founder of Marketwave, Tina Young has built a thriving agency that combines Texas tenacity, strategic smarts and the power of nice to deliver integrated marketing programs with a service level that makes her clients raving fans. The agency has grown because of its values-driven culture and it continues to attract top talent who bring diversity of thought and skills to client collaboration.
Tina is a servant leader who believes in helping others meet their goals and she invests in her team and clients for long-lasting relationships. She is a charter member of the Dallas Conscious Capitalism chapter where she joins other business leaders who recognize the power of business to make a positive impact on people and the world by having a higher state of consciousness about a company’s purpose and culture. Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures and she has always had a vision to be this type of company.
A marketing and public relations veteran, Tina has more than 20 years of experience in branding, advertising, consumer and B2B marketing, and a broad spectrum of digital strategies. Prior to starting Marketwave, Tina was a partner at GTT Communications, an Austin-based technology public relations firm that was acquired by Edelman Worldwide. Her other experience includes: Omnicom-affiliate Bustin & Co., Edelman Worldwide and David Hadeler & Associates.
Tina graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and actively supports UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism. She currently serves on the board of directors for the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Women’s Business Council Southwest, Communities Foundation of Texas for Business and the American Marketing Association. Outside of work, Tina enjoys spending time with her daughter, Emma, and husband, Mike.