The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network (YPN) provides opportunities for professional growth and social interaction to the regions emerging leaders. The mission of YPN is to Connect, Develop and Empower Young Professionals through networking, educational and volunteer opportunities.

Executive Committee 2017-2018
The Executive Committee is made up of 11 volunteers from the YPN Membership. Each Committee member serves a three year term, with the Chair position serving for only a one year term. Open positions on the Executive Committee are filled by nomination based on applications received from the general membership. The purpose of the Executive Committee is to provide oversight of vision, goals and objectives of the YPN as general direction for the future.

Ryan Melton, Chair, Freeman Health System | Shawn Daniel, Incoming Chair, Commerce Bank | Brent Baker, Past Chair, Empire District - Liberty Utilities Central | Courtney Barnard, Ronald McDonald House | Drew Kimble, 12Eighty-One Photography | Jennifer Little, Leggett & Platt, Inc. | Emily Marion, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School | Stephanie Onstot, TAMKO | Tyler Overstreet, City of Joplin | Megan Tyler, Ex-Officio, Commerce Bank | Whitney Warren, Leggett & Platt, Inc.

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"The task of Leadership is not to put the greatness into people. But to elicit it, for the greatness is there already."

John Buchan