Inspired by community values and a commitment to entrepreneurism and philanthropy, Ryan Jude Tanner and Jay Krottinger founded Tanninger Companies. The firm holds interest in industries such as biotech development and marketing, neurologic diagnostic technologies, restaurants, commercial development, film, and Broadway. Over the last 10 years, the two have developed and partnered with other community investors, launching IQ Surgical, a healthcare marketing firm; MixCo, a gastro pub in downtown Tulsa; and recently a significant historic renovation of Kendall-Whittier square’s Swinney Hardware building. The most notable entity of Tanninger Companies, Square 1 Theatrics, received the Tony Award for the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin. Currently, Square 1 has Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles’ hit, Waitress, running on Broadway (garnering four Tony nominations), which is neck-in-neck with Hamilton for weekly attendance topping 103 percent. The company is also developing Body Electric, a documentary that centers around body image issues in the LGBT community, and is close to releasing Del Shores’ A Very Sordid Wedding, starring Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg and Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordon. They are planning to announce a third project soon. Above all, Tanninger Companies hopes to illustrate the power of giving and what can happen when personal giving aligns with a community agenda. Tanner and Krottinger serve on a number of non-profit boards in Tulsa, most notably Tulsa CARES and the Philbrook Museum of Art, and are members of The Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the Tulsa Area United Way.