Each year, the YP Network elects a new vice president (VP) to serve a three-year term on the organization’s Executive Team (Chairman, President, VP). Once again, the opportunity is open to all members! Network members elect the vice president at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration/Annual Meeting held in May. The Vice President is the YP Network’s only elected position. The person elected as vice president serves as VP for one year, then transitions into president for a year, and finally as chairman (an advisory role to the president and board). The transitions occur each May.
Through this three-year term, you will have the opportunity to work with a great team of individuals who are highly motivated to help young professionals build their professional and personal lives in our community. You will also gain access to some of the brightest business minds in our area and have the chance to learn from several up-and-coming leaders. Best of all, you will have the opportunity to make a difference, develop as a leader, and influence others.
“Running for YPN vice president is more than serving a position on a board. The three years you spend on the YP Executive Team will be the most direct and beneficial management training an up and coming leader could ask for. Think of it as a voluntary boot camp! You have access to senior leaders across our community and state; some who may serve as your most valuable mentors through your time on the Exec Team and beyond. If your true desire to is positively impact the YPN culture in Bismarck-Mandan, expand and strengthen your professional network and further develop your management skills, YPN vice president is definitely the right position for you! P.S. did I mention it’s fun!”
-Molly Sullivan (Served 2010-13), Government Relations, KLJ
“The leadership, professional development and management skills that one gains after serving as a YPN executive are invaluable. I really enjoyed my time as vice president, president and chairman as I was able to work with so many outstanding YP members and community leaders. A person can truly make a difference in this community in this position.”
-Jerry Haas (Served 2007-10), Landman, Petro-Hunt, LLC
“Having the opportunity to lead this amazing group of people was an invaluable experience that I will carry forward with me throughout my career. I learned not only how to lead, but to utilize creative thinking and problem solving, assist in event planning, leading meetings with confidence, and sit at the table with community leaders and offer thoughts and ideas. One of the most gratifying part of this role was to help other people see and grow their potential as new leaders.”
-Angil Wanner (Served 2011-14), Senior Underwriter & New Business Coordinator, The SIA Companies