Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Connecting To The Community

Building meaningful relationships

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is led by 8 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 a speaking series focused on professional development; weekly HYPE lunches hosted at Club 1201; and linking members to the community through the Chamber Livability works groups led by members of the YPN executive committee.

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.

Join A Work Group

Chamber Gives Back

Community Health & Wellness

Diversity & Inclusion

Professional Development

Trails & Connectivity

YPN Executive Committee

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Dana Pim, YPN Chair

Electronic Services Specialist

Southwest Missouri Bank

Alex Gandy

Alex Gandy, Incoming YPN Chair

Director of Career Services

Missouri Southern State University

Colt Atwood

Colt Atwood

Commercial Insurance

Specialty Risk Insurance

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Jessica Carr

Manager

BKD CPA's & Advisors

Clay YPN

Shonte Clay-Fulgham

Athletics Sales/Sponsorship Coordinator

Missouri Southern State University

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Kayla Carter

Business Banker

Arvest Bank

Tom Furrh 2

Tom Furrh

Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jasper and Newton Counties

Kraft YPN

Chase Kraft

Kraft Insurance Services

Kayla McCollum 1

Kayla McCollum

DDRB/Connections Abilities

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Michael Sanders

Controller

Freeman Health System