YPN Committees

Professional Development Committee


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

Meets every first Monday from 5pm – 6pm at Coffeebar on Mt. Rose. This committee plans all YPN Power Lunches, the Power Dinner and any other professional development events. Chairs: Whitney Myer Arroyo whitneymyer.realtor@gmail.com and Samantha Arellano samyarellano@gmail.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 5 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.

Marketing/PR Committee

To promote YPN, its activities and memberships.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month at Coffeebar McCarran from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. The Marketing/PR 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 Marketing/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. Chairs: Ravyn Smith ravynmonique@gmail.com and Lee Bound leeward@boundcorp.net

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 (Rancharrah) at 5 pm. This committee plans all YPN Raise the Bar events, YPN Adventures, and our annual Un-Holiday Party. Chairs: Alyson Mullen amullen@questreno.com and Carissa Bradley carissabradley1@gmail.com