Young Professionals Connection Announces 2016 Board Of Directors
Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has announced its 2016 board of directors. Board members began their term on Jan. 1.
The 2016 Board
President: Cory W. Sharp, FEH Design
President-Elect: Abby Rodewald, Genus Landscape Architects
Past President: Emilee Richardson, Science Center of Iowa
Treasurer/Secretary: Mackenzie Hawk, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
At Large: Alyssa Nicolai, KDSM Fox 17
Charitable Chair*: Nick Peterson, National Kidney Foundation
Civic & Culture Chair: Josh Strief, Elverson, Vasey & Abbott, LLP
Community Relations Chair: Mandy McWherter, Conference Event Management
Diversity Chair**: Brandon Pollard, Public Allies Iowa AmeriCorps
Marketing Chair: Becky Sidles, Big Green Umbrella Media
Membership Chair: Jarret Sheets, Lone Wolf Financial
Professional Development Chair: Alex Duong, Mediacom Communications
Social Chair: Abby Belvin, West Financial Advisors
Ambassador Coordinator: Sarah Mowery, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
Athletics Coordinator: Chris Ajluni, Northwestern Mutual
Business Relations Coordinator: Chelsea Ochylski, Drake University
Impact Downtown Coordinator: Ryan Bruner, The Members Group
Social Media Coordinator: Lindsay Moeller, Hanser & Associates
Student Relations Coordinator: Jessie Nemesi, Storey Kenworthy
Webmaster: Kate Rutledge, RDG Planning and Design
“We are thrilled to lead this organization, which is now 600-members strong, into its next chapter,” said YPC President Cory W. Sharp. “If you are a young professional looking to build your network or looking to shape our community, we hope that you will be involved in the organization. YPC has always been fortunate to have the support of the business community, and we look forward to working even more closely with business leaders this year.”
For more information about YPC, please visit YPCDSM.com.
About Young Professionals Connection
YPC's mission is to promote an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in Greater Des Moines. Our efforts focus on connecting young professionals to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. YPC is a program of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.
About the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization serving Central Iowa for more than 125 years. Together with 21 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and 5,700 business members, The Partnership drives economic growth and careers through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration. We foster an environment where residents are empowered to live their passions and shape our community, making Greater Des Moines the best place in the world to build a business and life.
* (Note: The Charitable Committee has since changed to the Volunteer Committee)
**(Note: The Diversity Committee has since changed to the Diversity and Culture Committee)