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Young Professionals Connection Announces 2018 Board of Directors

YPC Announces 2018 Board of Directors

January 9, 2018

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 9, 2018) — The Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has announced its 2018 Board of Directors. Board Members began their term on Jan. 1.

The 2018 Board includes:

YPC President: Ryan Bruner, CO-OP Financial Services

YPC Past President: Abby Rodewald, Heart of Iowa Market Place

YPC President-Elect: Jessie Cruise, Principal

Treasurer/Secretary: Phil Kreznor, Value Wealth Management

Community Engagement Director: Kendra Simmons, Fredrikson & Byron

Volunteer Chair: Jessica Campbell, Bankers Trust

Civic and Culture Chair: Jonathan von Arb, Mercer Market Place

Diversity Chair: Thalia Sutton, Yen Press

Marketing Chair: Brenton Marcum, Two Rivers Marketing

Membership Chair: Brandon Bock, Great Southern Bank

Professional Development Chair: Patrick Binning, Softpath LLC / State of Iowa

Social Chair: Paul Maxheimer, Unity Point Health

Athletics Coordinator: Kayla Flores, Tarbell & Co PLC

Impact Downtown Coordinator: Eric Fischer, Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Webmaster: Jared Lanning, DuPont Pioneer

“We are thrilled to lead this organization, which is now 500-members strong, into its next chapter,” said YPC President Ryan Bruner. “If you are a young professional looking to build your network or make an impact on our community, we hope that you will be involved in the organization. YPC is a great place to challenge yourself personally and professionally. We have been extremely 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 or contact Mary Bontrager at mbontrager@DSMpartnership.com.

About Young Professionals Connection

YPC's mission is to promote an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM). YPC’s efforts focus on connecting young professionals to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable, and professional development endeavors. YPC is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.