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we connect young professionals with like-minded individuals and community opportunities.
A word from the President:
As we charged into the 2016/2017 year by celebrating PYP’s 10th anniversary at the annual dinner on April 30th, it is safe to say that our entire community is looking forward to what lies ahead! The dinner was a sold-out show with highlights including an inspirational speech by PYP Past-President Kristine Rushing and an encouraging speech by outgoing President Hong Tran on all of our accomplishments during the 2015/2016 year.
We also officially unveiled our mental health awareness and suicide prevention initiative for 2016/2017 and the response of support and encouragement from everyone overflowed our hearts with joy! May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to kickoff the initiative PYP will be participating in the local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) walk on May 21st at the Blue Wahoos Stadium.
Congratulations to our 2015/2016 All Stars:
Leader of the Year- Jen Mostert with Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Jen Mostert, who was recently promoted to manager at Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, just completed her first term as Treasurer for PYP, and she has tackled that job with relentless energy. Under Jen’s guidance, our board of directors and leadership team created an incredibly comprehensive annual budget, and did so in record time! Jen put in numerous hours updating our accounting procedures and consolidating our finances. We thank Jen so very much for making sure that PYP remains financially healthy.
Member of the Year- Ben Murphy with MurphyWerx Productions
Ben Murphy, co-owner/videographer at MurphyWerx Productions, was an invaluable asset last year to the Marketing, Membership, and Professional Development Teams thanks to his skill at creating top-notch videos that showcase PYP events and our members at work and play. Ben is a true talent whose video work is helping promote our organization in a very sophisticated way. His kind and helpful nature are infectious, and we cannot thank him enough for everything he gives to PYP!
Sponsor of the Year- Edward Jones, John Peacock.
John Peacock, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones is a big advocate for Pensacola Young Professionals. He is always encouraging and searching for opportunities for young professionals to get involved in the community. PYP partnered with the Panhandle Charitable Open, one of the largest fundraisers in our area, helping raise over $170,000 for 20 charities in our community!
The three of you are incredible and PYP is a better organization because you gave us your time and treasure!
Cheers to a great May!
Rodney Rich & Company
2016-2017 PYP President
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