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July 14, 2016

Young Professionals of Wichita Launches Mentoring Program to Connect Young Talent to Wichita Leaders

Meg Foreman - YPW Program & Marketing Manager

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2016
 
CONTACT:                                          
Name: Meg Foreman
Young Professionals of Wichita, Program and Marketing Manager
Phone:  316.268.1171
Email: mforeman@wichitachamber.org

Young Professionals of Wichita Launches Mentoring Program
to Connect Young Talent to Wichita Leaders
 
Wichita, Kan. – Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is launching a Group Mentoring Program in Fall 2016 to address two factors – providing connection to key leaders who can be professional mentors and strengthening YPs’ professional connections with a small group of like-minded individuals.
 
Opportunity for career advancement is the most important factor local young professionals consider in choosing a place to move to and stay, according to a survey of more than 300 YPs in 2015. This program will provide young professionals facetime with some of Wichita’s key leaders, giving them the opportunity to learn from them firsthand. Mentors will have the opportunity to develop the next generation of Wichita leaders, give back to the community, get to know YPs and gain insight into younger generations.
 
Program protégés will determine the group agenda so that they can gain more experience leading the conversation and more effectively engage with the mentors. YPW members can apply to be a protégé at YPW’s website through August 10. The program begins with a kick-off event on September 13 at the National Center for Aviation Training.
 
Group Mentors include:
·         Tammy Allen, AGH | VP of Marketing
·         AJ Boleski, INTRUST Bank Arena | General Manager
·         Gloria Farha Flentje, Spirit Aerosystems (retired) | Senior VP & General Counsel
·         Wink Hartman, Hartman Oil | Founder
·         Ben Hutton, Hutton Construction | President
·         Jerry Jones, Slawson Companies | VP of Commercial Development
·         Chris Kibler, INTRUST Bank Arena | CFO
·         Jeff Longwell, City of Wichita | Mayor
·         Sheree Utash, WATC | President
·         Lyndy Wells, INTRUST Bank | Public Affairs Director
 
Find more information at http://bit.ly/YPWgroupmentor.
 
 
 
About YPW:
An initiative of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, YPW’s mission is to attract, engage and retain diverse young talent to effect positive change for a brighter future. With a membership of more than 2,900, YPW’s number one aspiration is brain gain for Wichita by facilitating professional and social connections, encouraging leadership development and building community pride.

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