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YPC 2016 Treasurer and Secretary

Young Professionals Connection 2016 Treasurer Secretary

Mackenzie Hawk

Young Professionals Connection (YPC) Board Position: Treasurer and Secretary

Hometown: Council Bluffs, IA

Alma Mater: Iowa State University

What do you do? Financial Analyst for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


What’s a day in your job like? The first of the month, I spend a lot of my time compiling financial reports for our partners on performance metrics. The second half of the month is usually full of projects and other Ad Hoc reporting that I need to finish up!

What are your passions outside of work? When you’re not at work, what will we find you doing? I enjoy biking, reading, watching new documentaries on Netflix, and attempting to play sand volleyball. I’m trying my best to be a “green thumb” and learn how to cook.

Where’s your favorite (something) in Greater Des Moines (DSM)? I love the bike trails around Waterworks Park!

What is something you would like to see added or changed about Des Moines? I would like to see Des Moines expand on their recycling and “green” options. I think this city has so much potential!

 What are your words to live by? “There are no little events in life; those we think of no consequence may be full of fate.” — Amelia Barr

What projects have you been involved with in YPC? I helped with the Impact Downtown Committee when I first joined, and recently helped with the NEXT: Your Money project we did in 2015.

Young Professionals Connection (YPC)

The Young Professionals Connection (YPC) promotes an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM). YPC connects young professionals to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. YPC members have unique opportunities to grow personally and professionally and forge lasting relationships. They engage, connect and form a foundation for their future in DSM. YPC is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.