Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Connecting To The Community

Building meaningful relationships

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is led by six individuals who volunteer their time to create inclusive spaces for Chamber members under the age of 40 to build connections and bring together businesses to enhance the quality of life in the Joplin region.

A variety of opportunities are available that connect business professionals to like-minded individuals through networking events; EdTalks are a speaking series focused on professional development; weekly HYPE lunches hosted at local restaurants allow for casual networking; and the Chamber livability work groups, led by the YPN executive committee, link YPN members to the community.

The YPN Executive committee invites YPs to get involved in the following work groups to assist with building up our community and expanding each other’s connections.

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Stay up to date on all activities from the Joplin Chamber's Young Professionals Network!


YPN Executive Committee

Tom Furrh 2

Tom Furrh, YPN Chair

Branch Director

FosterAdopt Connect

Communications Solutions-3

Luke Gibson, Incoming Chair

Commercial Specialist

Glenn Group Commercial Real Estate

Carr YPN

Jessica Carr



Communications Solutions

Misty Covvey

Vice President, Private Banking

Guaranty Bank

Alex Gandy

Alex Gandy

Director of Career Services

Missouri Southern State University


Michael Sanders


Freeman Health System


Charity Mathis

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Missouri

Nick Jimenez

Joplin Police Department
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Matthew Gibson

Edward Jones