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Applications for the YPC Board of Directors Now Open

YPC Board

October 4, 2018

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Young Professionals Connection (YPC) is an exciting organization made up of nearly 550 young professionals (YPs) growing in their careers, exploring #DSMUSA and giving back to the community. YPC is able to meet the needs of its Members and help attract and retain young professionals to Greater Des Moines (DSM) because it is led by a dedicated volunteer board comprised exclusively of local YPs.

Leadership opportunity

Applications for the YPC Board of Directors are being accepted now through Oct. 21. Apply today to serve on the third most influential board in DSM for the 2019–2020 term.

The upcoming board term is one of exciting opportunities and challenges for the organization. YPC recently amended its bylaws, shifting the Board term from a calendar year running January through December, to a fiscal year running July 1 – June 30. 2019–2020 will serve as the transition year with Board Members serving 18 months from January 2019–June 2020 before their successors assume office July 1, 2020.

Current YPC President-Elect, Jessie Cruise (who will lead YPC as President during the 2019–2020 term), views this transition year as an ideal moment to shake things up within the organization and continue to innovate and implement new events that may need a longer lead time than 12 months. Current YPC President, Ryan Bruner (who will serve as the Past-President for the 2019–2020 term), encourages all YPC members ready to step up into leadership roles to explore open board positions and apply.

How to apply

Navigate to the YPC application website to find all the information about making an application.

There are nine positions on the YPC Board of Directors that YPC Members can apply for. They are President-Elect, Community Engagement Director, Volunteer Chair, Civic Chair, Impact Downtown Chair, Social Chair, Marketing Chair, Athletics Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator.

Dates and deadlines

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, Oct. 21. At the end of October, the current YPC Board will hold a special meeting to review all applications and slate the 2019–2020 Board nominees. In November, the proposed slate will be put to an electronic vote by the YPC membership. The newly elected board will be recognized at the YPC Annual Gala Saturday, Dec. 1. A combined Board meeting with both the 2018 Board and the 2019–2020 Board will be Tuesday, Dec. 18. The transition year for the 2019–2020 term begins Jan. 1, 2019.

How to find out more

Be sure to check the YPC calendar for information sessions hosted by current Board Members designed to empower potential applicants to confidently apply. Check out the YPC website for a one-stop shop for all YPC election and application info. Additionally, questions can be directed to President-Elect, Jessie Cruise and Secretary/Treasurer, Phil Kreznor.

Young Professionals Connection (YPC) aims to attract and retain young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM) by connecting emerging leaders to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. Learn how you can get involved.

Phil Kreznor

Phil Kreznor is a former Young Professionals Connection (YPC) secretary and treasurer. He is a Drake grad, certified financial planner (TM) professional, music lover and proud to call DSM USA home. Outside of YPC, Phil is active in his neighborhood Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity and is an alum of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute's Community Connect program.