YEC is thrilled to announce an exciting new program that we hope will make our community more connected than ever before — the YEC Chair program. YEC co-founder Ryan Paugh says, “In times of crisis like this, we can’t think of a more important effort to make our community stronger.”
YEC Chairs are volunteer YEC members who will convene events and connect with members in specific locations. They’ll also be available to help members in their groups with connections, support, and resources, offering a smaller-group dynamic within the larger YEC community.
Founding Chairs have already been recruited in several major cities: Dan Golden (Chicago), Daniel Lucas (Atlanta), Ian Blair (San Diego), Jessica Moseley (Washington, DC), Phil Laboon (Pittsburgh), Ryan O'Connell (Kansas City), Joey Kercher (Denver), Ryan Tansom (Twin Cities), Connor Tomkies (Dallas-Ft. Worth), and Dalip Jaggi (OC). Look forward to learning more about these members on the blog in upcoming weeks.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the first YEC Chair-hosted events will be virtual! This week, the “YEC Quarantined” virtual discussion groups will run in Denver (April 28 @ 4:30 pm MST); Washington, D.C. (April 29 @ 4:30 pm EST); and Kansas City (April 30 @ 4:00 pm CST). If you’re a YEC member in one of these areas, you should have already received an invitation; contact the YEC concierge with any questions.
We’re so excited to get this program off the ground at a time when all of us are looking for a little more support. As Jessica Moseley, one of our founding Chairs, says, "I am extremely grateful to see that at time like this we become stronger together. My hope is that after all of this is said and done, we will emerge better, stronger and more equipped as leaders."
More cities will be announced soon, and future YEC Chair events will be included on our events page. If you’d like to be considered as a YEC Chair, please contact concierge to learn more about the responsibilities and benefits of the position.