2013 Young Professionals of Albuquerque Board

Young Professionals of Albuquerque

Young Professionals of Albuquerque (YPA) is an organization for professionals in their 20’s and 30’s from all industries looking to grow personally and professionally through professional events, social networking events, and giving back to the community.

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We come up with creative monthly Live After Five happy hour mixers at locations throughout the city, review opportunities for YPA sports teams, organize fun events such as beer and wine tastings, trolley tours, membership and group outings and holiday parties. We partner with the civic engagement committee to uncover opportunities for YPA teams at community events, work with the partnership/sponsorship committee to secure social event sponsors and communicate with the marketing committee to promote our events. Our committee encourages suggestions for social activities from YPA members.

Contact the networking chair: Jackie Myers

Committee members play key leadership roles by establishing important relationships in the community, while working to improve visibility and member opportunities. We promote YPA sponsor opportunities by developing partnerships with top businesses, community and other organizations. We create value for members and sponsors through monetary and trade agreements. Committee members continually work with the social and education committees to develop creative opportunities to enhance member and sponsor value. We also work closely with the marketing committee to deliver sponsor promotional promises.

Contact the partnership/sponsorship chair: Ben Walton

YPA’s membership committee serves a vital role of linking potential members with the organization. We serve as the first point of contact for young professionals looking to get involved, oversee the member application and approval process, and educate new members on how to best engage with the organization. We maintain the roster of current and potential members, and work closely with the marketing committee to ensure all interested young pros are receiving YPA communications.

Contact the membership chair: Rachel Gorenflo

Members of the marketing committee are constantly seeking new ways to get the word out about the YPA, our activities and events. We maintain the YPA website, work with other committees to promote the events they organize through emails, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and more. We develop marketing materials for distribution to potential speakers, members and sponsors. Committee members take photos and videos to be used in promotional efforts.

Contact the marketing chair: Madison Clark

Professional development committee members recruit business owners, non-profit leaders and other interesting locals to speak at our monthly Lunches with Leaders. We find and arrange a different luncheon venue each month and coordinate with the partnership/sponsorship committee to secure and incorporate luncheon sponsors. Committee members gather speaker bios, coordinate announcements with the marketing committee, introduce luncheon speakers, and gather member input and feedback about our professional development events.

Contact the professional development chair: Jason Buchta
The Community Engagement committee’s mission is to encourage YPA members to connect with a variety of local non-profit organizations. Committee members arrange quarterly service projects, publicize volunteer opportunities, and educate members about community organizations. We aim to make a difference by contributing our time, talent and fund-raising potential.

Contact the Community Engagement chair: Megan Bodenheimer

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