June 8th – TYP General Member Meeting

TYP Members! Join us for the TYP General Member Meeting

Tucson Young Professionals Board of Directors invites you to our General Member Meeting, taking place on June 8th at 5:30PM

General Member Meetings provide TYP members the chance to connect with the core of our organization. You’ll have the opportunity to help vote for the 2017 philanthropic partner. More details to come!

We hope to see you there!


When/Where: June 8th at 5:30PM-7:30pm @ The Northern Trust Company

3450 East Sunrise Drive, Catalina Foothills, AZ 85718

This is a TYP Members Only Event
For more information about joining, please visit: Join TYP

TYP Mentorship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Tucson Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2017! We are so excited to offer this opportunity to our TYP community. In order to participate you MUST be a member of Tucson Young Professionals. Please complete the application below – Space is limited for each session. We will notify the participants of acceptance as soon as possible after the application deadline.

The member cost for the Program will be $25 due by the start of the Program in February (link to be provided upon acceptance).

We are proud to announce that the Mentor for our Program will be Linda Drake!

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Program Session Dates:
Wednesday, February 1st; 5pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, March 1st; 5pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5th; 5pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, May 3rd; 5pm-6:30pm

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November 8th CEO Roundtable Featuring Manny Teran

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Manny Teran, CEO of Aztera.

When/Where: November 8th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.



About Manny Teran:

Mr. Teran, a successful entrepreneur, engineer, and businessmanHeadshot of Manny Teran, Aztera CEO, has nearly 15 years of direct operating experience in high technology companies, serving in technical, business development, and leadership roles. As a previous District Sales Manager for National Instruments and during his time with a large systems integrator, he has successfully led projects ranging from small data acquisition systems to multimillion dollar
aerospace and automotive test cells. Mr. Teran’s vast industry experience encompasses roles within the aerospace/military, industrial, clean tech, automotive, medical device, software, cloud computing, and electronic markets. Mr. Teran is able to harness his diverse background and leadership talents to develop and drive creative solutions to Aztera’s clients. Mr. Teran is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Arizona and stays active with the University of Arizona Alumni Association as part of the governing council.

ignite520

Join Tucson Young Professionals for their second annual ignite520 summit!

October 21-22nd, 2016 | Downtown Tucson

This two-day summit is designed to catalyze personal & professional development, shake up connections, and celebrate awesome things happening in Tucson. During breakout sessions, mixers and more, young professionals are given the chance to connect with others who share a vision for a greater Tucson, and find ways to ignite their current or next endeavor.

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September 13th CEO Roundtable Featuring Lea Marquez Peterson

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Lea Marquez Peterson, President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

When/Where: September 13th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 

About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

 

Lea Marquez Peterson high res photoPresident/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate chambers in Douglas, Nogales and Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Lea has been an entrepreneur in our community for many years and has served as the President/ CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber since 2009. The Tucson Hispanic Chamber serves the business community in the bilingual, bi-cultural region of the Arizona-Sonora border and was recognized as the Hispanic Chamber of the Year in 2013 by the U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The chamber represents over 1800 member businesses and in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the largest chambers in the State of Arizona. She previously served as the Executive Director for Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) from 2005 to 2009 and owned and operated a chain of gasoline stations / convenience stores from 1998 – 2005 in the Tucson region.

Lea was appointed by the Obama administration to the National Woman’s Business Council (NWBC) in which she served for three years. The NWBC advises the President, Congress and the SBA on issues facing woman-owned businesses in the nation. She has been appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to co-chair the Arizona Zanjeros, a business leadership group formed to ensure the state continues to flourish economically by driving business growth and promoting Arizona’s extraordinary assets. She was selected to serve on Governor Doug Ducey’s Transition Team in 2014 and co-chaired the subcommittee on Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade. She serves on the Boards of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Visit Tucson, Arizona Town Hall and the Pima County Workforce Investment Board. She also serves on the national board for the Latino Coalition, an affiliate of the U.S Chamber of Commerce. She currently chairs the boards of St Mary’s Hospital, Pima Association of Governments Economic Vitality Committee and the Tucson Business Alliance. She formally served as the Chairwoman of the Southern Arizona Business Roundtable, the Past Chair of the Southern Arizona Chamber of Commerce Alliance, the Founder and Past Chair of the Pima County Small Business Commission, the Chairwoman of the University of Arizona Hispanic Advisory Council and is a Past President of the Tucson chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Lea was recognized by the National Football League with a 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award by the Arizona Cardinals, the University of Arizona Eller College with a 2014 Extraordinary Woman in Business award , the University of Arizona Alumni Association with the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Award, the 2011 State of Arizona Minority Business Advocate of the Year, the 2009 Rising Star by the Hispanic Professional Action Committee, the 2008 Business Advocate of the Year by MED Week, a 2007 Woman of Influence by Inside Tucson Business, was recognized as a 40 under 40 recipient and honored with a University of Arizona Entrepreneurial Fellow award. In addition, she is a Flinn Brown Fellow and an Honorary Rotarian.

She received her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, and her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She is married with two children.

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July 12th CEO Roundtable Featuring Mark DeBenedetti

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Mark DeBenedetti, CEO of DeBenedetti & Co.

When/Where: July 12th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 

About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

About Mark DeBenedetti:

Mr. DeBenedetti is a CPA and business consultant. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Accounting and Finance. He also has a Series 65 license for financial and investment advising. Mark specializes in small business taxation and business management consulting. His valued clients range from individuals and small business owners to worldwide franchise operations in several countries and states. Mark is a Tucson native and enjoys being actively involved in the community. He has sat on the Board of Directors for several local organizations and charities and coaches little league and club baseball in his spare time. Mark founded our firm in September 2003.

June 14th CEO Roundtable Featuring Ed Mercurio-Sakwa

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Ed Mercurio-Sakwa, CEO of Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

When/Where: June 14th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Sullivan’s Steakhouse

About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

About the Speaker:

Ed Mercurio-Sakwa is the CEO of Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence through intervention and prevention efforts.  Ed has been with Emerge! since 2008, and prior to becoming CEO in April 2013, he served as the agency’s Director of Program Operations and then Chief Operating Officer.

Ed is a graduate of Cholla High School and the University of Arizona in Tucson, and earned his Master of Business Administration at James Madison University.  He began his work in human services more than 20 years ago, including serving as the Executive Director for domestic violence programs in Virginia and New Mexico, and has continued to work in the nonprofit sector throughout his career.  Ed joined the Tucson nonprofit community in 1997, and immediately prior to joining Emerge! was the Program Director at Every Voice in Action Foundation (a private foundation promoting youth activism/leadership).

Ed is married with two teenage boys and coached youth basketball at the YMCA for eight years.

April 12th CEO Roundtable Featuring Jan Lesher

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Jan Lesher, formerly serving Arizona Governor and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano

When/Where: April 12th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Sullivan’s Steakhouse

About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

About Jan Lesher:

Lesher returned to her hometown in the spring of 2010 after serving former Arizona Governor and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano since January 2003.

Lesher served Secretary Napolitano as Chief of Staff for Operations, overseeing the daily activities of Agency’s 230,000 employees and $52 billion budget. Immediately prior to her move with the Secretary to Washington, DC, Lesher was the Governor’s Chief of Staff. Prior to being named to that position, Lesher served as Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Director of the Governor’s Southern Arizona Office

Born, raised and educated in Tucson, her professional experience is extensive; she served as Vice-President of Communications and Marketing for the Tucson Economic Development Corporation, Executive Director of the Tucson Community Cable Corporation and Vice-President of Warner-Amex Cable. She founded Lesher Communications in 1990, handling corporate, public and government relations for various entities.

She has an impressive history of community involvement, including service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Economic Development Commission; Arizona Town Hall; the Greater Arizona Development Authority; the Community Food Bank; and La Frontera. She was named a Woman of Influence by Inside Tucson Business and recognized with the Women Who Lead award from the University of Arizona Women’s Studies Advisory Council in 2004. She was honored as the Metropolitan Tucson Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 2005. In 2008 she was the Arizona Capitol Times Leader of the Year in Public Policy and received the YWCA Business Leadership Award.

Lesher holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arizona.

March 8th CEO Roundtable Featuring Matthew Hawkins

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Matthew Hawkins, CEO of Sunquest Information Systems

When/Where: March 8th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House

About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

About Matthew Hawkins:

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Matthew Hawkins, CEO of Sunquest Information Systems

With a passion for healthcare and technology-enabled businesses, Matt leads the organization to help make healthcare smarter and patients safer through the delivery of innovative diagnostic and laboratory information systems to organizations across the globe. Prior to joining Sunquest, Matt served as president and board member of Greenway Health, chief executive officer and board member of Vitera Healthcare Solutions, chief executive officer and board member of SirsiDynix and vice president and general manager of Henry Schein Practice Solutions. Matt received an MBA from Harvard Business School and began his career after graduating with University Honors from Brigham Young University. Matt is deeply committed to volunteer service having held recent volunteer board positions with the Florida divisions of both the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

January 12th CEO Roundtable Featuring Lee Lambert

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and enjoy our roundtable with Lee Lambert, Chancellor of Pima Community College

When/Where: January 12th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House

About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

About Lee Lambert:

Lee Lambert, Chancellor of Pima Community College, has been Chancellor since July 1, 2013.Chancellor Lambert formerly served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and in[masked] he served on AACC’s Executive Committee. He is a former chair of AACC’s Committee on Program Initiatives and Workforce Training.

Has been asked by the governments of China and India to speak to educators in those countries about the critical role community colleges can play in educating and training the workforce of the 21st century.

Keynote presenter for the AACC delegation at the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics World Congress in Beijing, October 2014.

Recently, Chancellor Lambert has received the National leadership award from Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education “in recognition of your leadership in the field of higher education and your contributions to the API community,” April 2015. He also received award from Arizona’s chapter of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for service to the College’s student-veterans, May 2015.And was recognized by League of United Latin American Citizens Council 1057 at the group’s annual Educators Awards & Scholarship Banquet, April 2015.

In addition, he was named Man of the Year by the Pan Asian Community Alliance in Tucson, February 2015. He also is a Board member for the National Asian Pacific Islanders Council Advisory Board member and the Southern Arizona Council for International Visitors.

 

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