Young Professionals Alliance

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Young Professionals Alliance engages, develops, connects, and empowers young professionals to actively shape the future of the Greater Evansville Region.

Events provide unique opportunities for the region’s young professionals to meet new people, connect with like-minded peers outside the office, develop and enhance skills, and make a lasting impact on the future of our community.

The Steering Committee works alongside Southwest Indiana Chamber team members to develop programs and events targeted to young professionals in our region.

Young Professionals Alliance Steering Committee

Chair – Ali Niemeier, Hafer
Past Chair – Brandon McClish, UE Purple Aces Sports Properties
Vice Chair – Matthew Effinger, Signarama
Secretary – Sam Rutledge, SS&C Technologies
Programming Representative – Hannah Fanzini, SABIC
Social Chair – Kalley Rocca, Automated Office Solutions
Marketing Representative – Grady Trela, Energy Systems Group, LLC
Members At Large
Jalessa Slade, Slade Consulting
Jen Kerns, The Arc of Evansville
Jennifer Kissel, Hafer
Josey Roth, Old National Bank
Lucas Underwood, ETFCU
Ty Simpson – Aflac

Young Professionals Alliance Steering Committee Member Application

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YPA LinkedIn Etiquette

Corrine Hurt with Express Pros. explains how to optimize and utilize your LinkedIn account:
  • Creating a profile / Tips & Tricks
  • Enhancing your profile / Reaching “All Star” status on LinkedIn
  • Creating and curating content
  • Building your network
  • Maximizing / Making the most of your interactions

River City Webinar Series

Table Talk with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke>
An exclusive one-on-one conversation with Mayor Winnecke discussing all things YP:
– How Young Professionals can get involved in City Boards and Committees
– Why is the Greater Evansville Region appealing to Young Professionals?
– Candid COVID-a behind the scenes look at the City’s COVID-19 Efforts

Let’s Talk! Race, Bias and Equity>
This Panel explores issues of social justice and racial bias through the lens of the Greater Evansville Region. Bringing together local leaders from education, the private and non-profit sectors for a facilitated discussion moderated by Travis Johnson – United Methodist Youth Home. Panelists include: President Rochon – University of Southern Indiana, Courtney Johnson – Young & Established and Maura G. Robinson – Inclusion and Beyond, Inc.
Movement on Main Street>
Josh Armstrong, CEO/President of the Downtown Evansville-Economic Improvement District is the guest speaker for “Movement on Main Street.” Josh’s presentation covers Downtown Evansville as the cultural, employment, economic, social and entertainment center of our Region both now and in our history.