Benefits of YPN

For busy professionals, the idea of volunteering for a committee can be overwhelming or intimidating. What does getting involved in Young Professionals Network offer for you?

Here's what some of the 2011 Leadership Team has to say about the benefits of being involved in YPN:

-Rosita Lopez, 2011 Events Co-Chair

My involvement in leadership with Valley of the Sun YPN leadership has brought a renowned passion and enthusiasm for my career as Realtor. Believe me, as a brokerage owner, wife and mother of two wonderful boys, and being involved in several other organizations and committees, life can get hectic! But, the relationships I've developed and the confidence I have gained as a result of being involved in a leadership position with YPN are well worth my time and KEY in my growth as business professional. Because of YPN, I became a more balanced person and now feel empowered and believe that my involvement can, and is, making a difference.
-Veronica Barragan, 2011 YPN Chair

I got involved with YPN because I saw the need for the younger generation to get involved. I've spent the last 35 years in the real estate industry and I remember being young and new and wanting a "mentor" or others that I could relate to and help me grow. That's why I helped kick off YPN locally as an Advisory Board member just two short years ago. It is rewarding to help others and be a part of their growth. I have developed new relationships and am excited about the growth of our organization and look forward to many years of future growth and new relationships as well.
-Pattie Hackmann, Founding Advisory Board Member

I love the opportunity to be around like minded professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and learn from one another. YPN is a forward thinking group that's been missing from our industry and is now making an impact in growing the leaders of tomorrow, i.e. ME!
-Orlando Cazarez, Advisory Board Member

Being Chair-Elect has been tremendously rewarding; I've learned a lot
about leading a committee and how our governance model works. The
experiences from this year will help me in both my personal & professional
life for many years to come.
-Justin Schlegel, 2011 Chair-Elect