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


Dave Sciamarelli

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate

Immediate Past Chair

Ryan Rom

Comcast Spotlight


Eric Pfoutz

Edward Jones



Matt Anderson

McFarlin Insurance


Desirae Williams

The Columbia Bank


Kyle Robson



Jody Lenes

Eos Commercial Landscape Services, LLC



Jim Zeitschel

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Board Members



Elyssa Auerbach

Lowe Wealth Advisors

Nicholas Barrick

KCI Technologies


Matthew Wells


Erika Mason Madden, Esq.

Yungmann and Madden, LLP


Kate McNichol

CentreTek Solutions


Andrew Robinson

Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law


JT Rohe

AXA Advisors


Kristi Simon

Howard County Chamber of Commerce
YPN Liaison



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 Desirae Williams.


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 Membership Director Terri Carpenter


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