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 2019-2020
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.
Jennifer Little, Chair, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Dale Clark, Incoming Chair, Selby Granger Insurance
Shawn Daniel, Past Chair, Commerce Bank
Hailey Arehart, Connections Case Management (NEW)
Alex Gandy, Missouri Southern State University
Joe Malin, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Kayla McCollum, Jasper County Sheltered Facilities Board (NEW)
Ray Moore, The Alliance of Southwest Missouri
Dana Pim, Southwest Missouri Bank (NEW)
Erin Porter, Connections Case Management (NEW)
Sergio Rizo, Ozark Christian College
Hayley Sirmon, Liberty Utilities
Heidi Smorstad, (Ex-Officio), Commerce Bank
“The task of Leadership is not to put the greatness into people. But to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”
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