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Waco Young Professionals

OUR VISION:
Establish an organization that facilitates the transition, development, and advancement of the Young Professionals in the Greater Waco area in order to succeed the generation that has so fervently served our community. The impetus for our group is to ensure value is being delivered to our members and reinvested into their organization and communal obligations.

OUR MISSION:
To diligently foster and prepare an exceptional pool of confident, competent and well-rounded Young Professionals who feel compelled to promote economic sustainability, engage within their community, and create a valuable, business network.

WHOM WE SERVE:
A workforce comprised of ambitious professionals between the ages of 21-35 searching for community and an avenue into the inner workings of the Greater Waco area.

The Waco YPs host over 40 standalone events each year. We provide monthly luncheons, industry tours, social networking opportunities, monthly service events, and new member drives to attract interest from new young professionals in the Greater Waco area. We also provide a number of leadership opportunities. For more information on how to get involved, please visit Waco Young Professionals Facebook.

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Waco YP Events and Opportunities

Lunch Connections are a monthly opportunity for area YPs to network, share a meal, and learn from a professional development speaker. The lunch is free to Waco YP members, and $10 for non-members. Check our Facebook events for more information on our upcoming Lunch Connection.

Leadership Luncheons are monthly intimate, round table discussion featuring a conversation with an area CEO or leader. This exclusive opportunity allows attendees to ask questions to learn about how some of Waco's finest got to where they are in their careers. Check our Facebook events for more information on our upcoming Leadership Luncheon.

Industry Tours provide YPs an opportunity to tour and learn from area industries to see the robust picture of the Waco economy! The goal is to have YPs step outside of their own industry and see the diversity of commerce happening in the Greater Waco community. Check our Facebook events for more information on this month's Industry Tour.

Community Outreach facilitates the growth of the YPs into servant leaders and exposes our members to people and organizations who have taken an active role in tackling social problems. We hope to encourage exploration for how each individual YP's skills and unique perspectives can aid in the problem-solving process. Check our Facebook events for more information on this month's Community Outreach project.

The 2019 Waco YP Leadership Team

Benji Gomez - 2019 Chair

Benji Gomez is the 2019 Chair of the Waco YPs. He has set out to create a three-year strategic plan to propel the YPs into professional and personal success. 

Lexy Bishop - Chamber Liason

Lexy Bishop is the Chamber Liaison for the Waco YPs. She works for the Economic Development team of the Greater Waco Chamber. 

Ally Blackman - Membership & Recruitment

Ally Blackman is on the Membership & Recruitment team of the Waco YPs. She is a Loan Officer for American Bank and a certified CPA. 

Jorge Vielledent - Membership & Recruitment

Jorge is on the Membership & Recruitment team of the Waco YPs. He is currently pursuing a masters in Higher Education & Student Affairs through Baylor University and works as a Graduate Apprentice for the Peer Leader Program. 

Brianna Crenwelge - Engagement Coordinator

Brianna Crenwelge serves as the Engagement Coordinator for the Waco YPs. She is a franchise owner with Juice Plus and also works as the Facility Director of Billy’s Barn in China Spring.

Danielle Ford - Engagement Coordinator

Danielle Ford serves as the Engagement Coordinator for the Waco YPs. She is a Licensed Insurance Agent at New York Life Insurance Company.

Sophia Felix - Community Outreach

Sophia Felix serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Waco YPs. She works for TFNB Your Bank For Life.

For more information or to host the Waco YPs at your place of business, please contact Lexy Bishop at 254-757-5630.

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