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Greater Phoenix Chamber opens applications for Valley Young Professionals BOD

Valley Young Professionals offers access to Greater Phoenix Chamber assets
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

The Greater Phoenix Chamber is accepting bard of directors applications for Valley Young Professionals, which chamber officials contend is the premier group for up-and-coming professionals in the Greater Phoenix region.

The VYP Board of Directors is comprised of business leaders between the ages of 25 to 39 who are passionate about community involvement and are actively creating and overseeing a program that helps retain and attract young professionals to the region, according to a press release.

The board is responsible for the direction of VYP and helps to identify content, speakers, venues, and community partnerships. Additionally, those selected are asked to utilize their personal and professional relationships to help promote the work of VYP and the Chamber, the release states.

Applications for the VYP Board of Directors are HERE.

“I am honored to serve on the VYP Board with a talented and diverse group of young professionals. Together we work to ensure VYP is creating experiences and events that enrich the professional lives of our fellow community members,” said T.J. Mitchell, VYP board chairman, who is a zoning attorney at Quarles & Brady LLP. “From public speaking and delegation to consensus building, the leadership opportunities provided by serving on the VYP Board help develop skills beneficial for any young professional.”

Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber, says that he believes the young professionals network is where leaders can find fellow up-and-coming professionals.

“Facilitating the success of young professionals is vital to the future of our economy,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber. “VYP is the Chamber’s tool to connect up-and-coming business leaders, provide growth opportunities, and ensure our young professionals are connected to our community.”

Applications for the VYP Board of Directors are HERE. Applications are open on Monday, April 3, 2023, and are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023.

OF NOTE: Applicants for the VYP Board of Directors must be members of the Greater Phoenix Chamber or Valley Young Professionals. Board members serve an initial two-year term with the option to renew for an additional two years. Those who are not members are encouraged to inquire about membership to be eligible.

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