Erin Mettille, business development executive of Slalom Consulting, will serve as the 2015-16 board chair, succeeding Matt Clyde, president of Ideas Collide. Adam McAnally, regulatory analyst at Salt River Project, has been named vice chair.
Valley Young Professionals is a Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce program for professionals between the ages of 25 to 39 aimed at providing opportunities to
influence positive changes in the community and creating the next generation of Phoenix leaders by informing and educating its members on important local issues, according to a press release.
The 2015-16 board is responsible for overseeing Valley Young Professionals programming, which includes identifying relevant content, timely speakers and new event venues, stated the release.
The board will also focus on helping to create a thriving community in the Valley, building lasting relationships among its Valley Young Professionals members, and keeping members informed, connected and prosperous.
“I’m eager to leverage the momentum that former board chairs have established in this role and to the best of my ability, continue to strengthen the organization,” stated Ms. Mettille in the release. “A strengthening reputation, an inspiring vision and a talented group of passionate people ensures our success and I’m just proud to be a part of it.”
Now in its fifth year, the VYP board of directors will also be charged with aligning VYP programming to GPCC’s strategic economic development initiative, Phoenix Forward.
The recently launched program focuses on business retention and expansion, with particular focus on developing a talented workforce, stated the release.
“Phoenix is an amazing place with remarkable people and we are going to showcase that with our members and beyond,” stated Mr. McAnally in the release. “It’s fantastic that the Greater Phoenix Chamber has 2,500 business members and invites them all to include their young leaders in incredible networking and professional development opportunities as part of their membership.”
For more information about the Valley Young Professionals, please contact Brittney Conklin at 602-495-2194 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.phoenixchamber.com/vyp.