Arts & Culture Committee
Creates meaningful events and opportunities for YPG members to connect and experience the diverse arts and cultural community in Sarasota.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Arts & Culture Chair Sam Lowry, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Communicates, promotes and creates awareness for the YPG by providing operational support for the various YPG committees. We work on utilizing our existing resources to better communicate with our members and the community. This includes the website, social media and all printed materials. Streamlining these resources allows us to track participation at YPG events and target interests, which will better serve our members.
This is also the forum for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending strategies, plans, and technologies for the YPG. We identify strategic directions, capabilities, and objectives for YPG, including learning and teaching technologies, identify opportunities where technology can help achieve our communication goals and recommend priorities, ensure a coordinated implementation of YPG projects and initiatives, and oversee and manage the website and other like technologies.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Communications &Technology Chair
Raymmar Tirado, at email@example.com
Plans, coordinates and executes cultural and social events, where YPG members and future members enjoy great settings to celebrate our achievements and enjoy each other’s company. The goal is to hold events that appeal to our members and connect local businesses, cultural institutions and organizations with our membership.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Events Chair
Shantel Norman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Governmental Issues Committee
Strives to educate and inform local young professionals as to significant public policy issues and concerns that directly impact their personal, social and professional lives. We advocate for positions that benefit young professionals and provide a public forum to further communication between its members and all areas within local, state and federal government.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Government Issues Chair
Rob Young, at email@example.com
Manages the Leadership Circle in which the YPG honors members’ active and excellent involvement with the YPG and the Sarasota Community. We also partner with local foundations to connect young professionals with non-profit boards and committees who desire their expertise, network and guidance. We also provide leadership training programming through partnerships with local colleges/universities and other professional leadership trainers.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Leadership Chair
Sean Duade, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Promotes YPG in the Sarasota community. We identify and recruit young professionals in the area to join our organization, promote the benefits of the YPG to interested individuals and groups. We also help engage new members in the organization and we introduce individuals to other members within the organization.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Membership Chair
Travis Rossnagle, at email@example.com
Develops relationships with businesses in the Sarasota Community through sponsorship of the YPG. We assist the communications, events and membership of the YPG by identifying and executing business partnerships that are mutually beneficial.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Partnership Chair
David Ford-Coates, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supports continued education and life long learning by raising funds and awarding scholarships to local high school students and young professionals.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Scholarship Chair
Andrea Knies, at email@example.com
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee
Supports education and professional networking for young professionals seeking to start small businesses here in Sarasota.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Small Business Chair
Avarie Hannah, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Identifies focus charities that YPG will partner with for the monthly volunteer opportunity. We inspire members to make a difference by volunteering and forging meaningful relationships with their peers. We’re connecting members to organizations where they can hone their skills and share their energy with our large non-profit community, and recognizing them when they do.
To join this committee, please reach out to our Volunteer Chair
Amber Thornhill, at email@example.com
Creates meaningful events and opportunities for local college students seeking to bridge the transition between college and career.
To join this committee, please reach out to our College Representative
Amelia March, at firstname.lastname@example.org