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Young Professionals Connection Announces 2019 Board of Directors

2019 YPC Board

February 8, 2019

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 8, 2019) – The Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has announced its 2019 Board of Directors. Board Members began their term on Jan. 1.

The 2019 Board includes:

YPC President

Jessie Cruise, Principal

YPC Past President

Ryan Bruner, Co-Op Financial Services

YPC President-Elect

Justin Haas, Red Cross


Phil Kreznor, Value Wealth Management

Community Engagement Director 

Abigail Weatherwax, Intoxalock

Impact Downtown Chair

Matt McGuire, Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Volunteer Chair

Steve Mulligan, Clean Harbors

Civic and Culture Chair

Taylor Larson, LS2 Group

Diversity Chair

Greg Lin, Drake University

Marketing Chair

Karter Smith, Baton Global

Membership Chair 

Brandon Bock, Midwest Heritage Bank

Professional Development Chair 

Peter Myers, Educator

Social Chair

Ryan Rohlf, Keller Williams Realty

Athletics Coordinator

Mason Sander, Denman & Company

Social Media Coordinator

Ashley Randel, Customer Experience Consultants


Jared Lanning, Farm Bureau Financial Services

“This next year we will be bringing value and new, exciting events to our 450+ members here in Greater Des Moines,” said YPC President Jessie Cruise. “YPC is a place where young professionals can come to learn, meet new people, network with community leaders and have fun along the way. If you are a young professional looking to build your network, make new friends, learn more about and impact your community, then YPC is the organization for you.”

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 (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. Learn more at ypcDSM.com.

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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 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.