Tulsa Town Hall announces 2022 – 2023 speaker series

Open Minds and Stir Curiosities

Since 1935, nonprofit Tulsa Town Hall has hosted speakers who are diverse and provocative, as well as experts in their fields. The 2022 – 2023 speaker series includes Theresa Payton, Jon Meacham, Jean Chatzky, Richard Dreyfuss and Jonna Mendez. You can purchase season tickets on-line at and have the option to purchase tickets for a luncheon with the speaker.

September 23, 2022: Theresa Payton

A leading authority on cybersecurity and IT strategy, Theresa Payton details her strategies for identifying and guarding against online fraud. She brings years of experience to the cybersecurity industry and oversaw IT operations for President George W. Bush.

November 18, 2022: Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham has worked as editor, reviewer and journalist for America’s most prestigious publications. He won a Pulitzer for his biography on Andrew Jackson and was the official biographer of President George H. W. Bush. Meacham’s book The Soul of America became an HBO documentary.

January 13, 2023: Jean Chatzky

Journalist and popular podcast host Jean Chatzky has advice for battling debt and improving your economic future. She has authored 11 books, was financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show for 25 years, and worked for Smart Money, Money Magazine and Forbes.

March 3, 2023: Richard Dreyfuss

The world knows actor Richard Dreyfuss from his films Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Holland’s Opus and The Goodbye Girl. Less well known are Dreyfuss’ efforts to revitalize civics education in schools and advance the principles that guide democracy.

April 28, 2023: Jonna Mendez

Poison pens, sub-miniature camera as well as quick-change artistry were part of Jonna Mendez’s world for decades as she operated undercover in the most hostile areas of the world. She and her husband, Tony Mendez, the real-life spy depicted in the movie Argo, co-authored the books Argo, Spy Dust and The Moscow Rules.

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