Connect With the Young Professionals Network

The Young Professionals Network welcomes new members and volunteers. Members of the Board of Directors are always willing to talk about YPN, and there are several committees where individuals can get more involved.

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YPN Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Eric Pfoutz
Edward Jones


Immediate Past Chair
Dave Sciamarelli
MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate
Nicholas Barrick
KCI Technologies
 Vice Chair
Matt Anderson
McFarlin Insurance

Elyssa Auerbach

Lowe Wealth Advisors


Board Members

Mark Cruz
Tower Federal Credit Union

Mary beth Dulin
Mary Kay

Antony Justin

The Howard Hughes Corporation


Kate McNichol

CentreTek Solutions


Andrew Robinson

Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law


JT Rohe

AXA Advisors


Kristi Simon

Howard County Chamber of Commerce
YPN Liaison

Courtney Banks
Level One Personnel


YPN Committees


The Events Committee coordinates and facilitates YPN events including regular mixers and other activities that are approved by the Steering Team. The events committee meets monthly for planning sessions. Contact: Events Chair Dave Sciamarelli


The goal of the Sponsorship Committee is to identify and secure sponsorships for specific events and YPN annual sponsors. Committee members work with the membership and marketing committees to design sponsorship packages, create a targeted list of ongoing potential sponsors, and more. Contact: Sponsorship Chair Nick Barrick.


The Membership committee plays a very active role in all other committees and the overall success of YPN. Members work on all fronts to encourage new memberships and help engage existing members. In addition to recruiting, the membership committee is responsible for making sure that all events are well staffed. Contact: Chamber VP, Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Kristi Simon 


The Marketing Committee works closely with the three main YPN committees to disseminating the message and views of YPN to the public. This committee develops marketing campaigns to effectively advertise events, designs the bi-monthly YPN newsletter, maintains and updates the YPN website and social media campaigns and develops other marketing pieces. Contact: Marketing Chair Kate McNichol

Desirae Williams

The Columbia Bank

Desirae Williams

The Columbia Bank