Jeromy Manke is the President of Build Our Center, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, which recently opened Northern Nevada’s only LGBT community center after raising substantial funds to support its mission. He has served as Chair of Northern Nevada Pride since it’s launch in 2014, during which time it has tripled attendance to over 7,000 attendees. He serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Chair and a member of the Young Professionals Committee for the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association (NNHRA), in addition to working with Reno-Tahoe YPN’s Professional Development Committee. He served as the Director of Young Professionals for the Nevada State SHRM Council from 2013-2015, with the program being recognized nationally with the Pinnacle Award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). During this time, he also served on SHRM National’s YP Advisory Council in representing the Pacific-West Region. In April of this year, Jeromy and his husband, Brian Jensen, opened Jensen & Co. Salon, which houses over thirty salon professionals and recently won Best Salon in Reno for 2016 from the Reno News & Review. Professionally, Jeromy works as the Human Resources Business Partner for Reliable Management Solutions, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Reno. He helps to influence policy, troubleshoot challenges, and oversee human resource functions for over 500 employees nationwide. Jeromy graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business, in 2012.