Tina Young


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, Advisory Board of the Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Entrepreneurs for North Texas and the American Marketing Association. Outside of work, Tina enjoys spending time with her daughter, Emma, and husband, Mike.