YPN Committees

Professional Development Committee


Expanding the network and knowledge of young professionals through community events, leadership presentations and business tours.

Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at Urban Deli – Reno from 11:30am – 12:30pm. This committee plans all YPN Power Lunches, the Power Dinner and any other professional development events. Chair: Stefphon Jefferson stefphonj@gratispayments.com & Todd Rhoden todd.rhoden@lockwoodmoore.com

Community Involvement Committee

To develop leaders and make a difference in our community through building connections, civic initiatives, and community investment with non-profit partnerships.

Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm at Coffee N Comics on Moana. This committee plans all YPN’s philanthropic undertakings throughout the year. Chair: Alex Farside alex@coffencomics.com & Keelie Bishop kbishop@graystoneba.com

Non-Profit Call-To-Action Guide:

Annually over the last 13 years, RTYPN’s Community Involvement Committee has hosted an expo-style networking event highlighting area non-profits with the goal of bridging the gap between the needs of these community organizations and the public. Included in this Non-Profit Call To Action Guide is a record of all exhibiting non-profits, how to contact them, and their request for support.

Public Relations Committee

To promote YPN, its activities and memberships.

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Prost from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. The Public Relations Committee strategically promotes YPN through a variety of media outlets and community resources. YPN is the place for young professionals looking to expand their connections and professional skills. The PR committee makes certain the everyone knows we are here! The goal of the Committee is to bridge the gap between Reno-Tahoe YPN and our community, to ensure every young professional, a Reno-native or a newcomer, has the opportunity to expand their network and grow as a professional. If you have any suggestions of events or organizations that YPN should be promoted with, please reach out to us today. Chair: Sandi Parkhurst sparkhurst@allwestern.com & Megan McNutt megan.mcnutt@maslowcreative.com

Attract and Retain Committee

To connect young professionals and encourage professional and social outreach.

Meets the third Monday of each month at Mary Chuy’s (Racharrah) at 6 pm. This committee plans all YPN Raise the Bar events, YPN Adventures, and our annual Un-Holiday Party. Chair: Brian Powell Bryanjpowell92@gmail.com and Alex Velto velto.alex@gmail.com