Becoming A World Class Leader

Outlooks Leaders for Change present Becoming a World Class Executive.

Warren Rustand, CEO of Providence Service Corporation will teach you to discover the philosophy, principles and tools necessary to dramatically improve your performance. Mr. Rustand will discuss and explore the research behind high performing athletes and executives. You will come away with specific knowledge about family, business, community and personal growth opportunities with regard to performance. Discover the philosophy, principles and tools necessary to dramatically improve performance. The research is based on LGE and Human Performance Institutes studies over a 30-year period and the remarkable performance improvements that have been demonstrated by both world class athletes and CEOs.

Learn how to build your personal performance pyramid to increase physical, emotional and intellectual capacity. The application of key principles and practices will allow you to see significant gains in all facets of your life very quickly.

The Tucson Metro Chamber and Outlooks Leaders for Change have kindly offered TYP members a discount to this wonderful presentation.

This events happens on September 24th, 2014 at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. For more informatiion or to register, please visit the link below.

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Fashion Show La Musique

Invite your friends and reserve your seat for Tucson’s premier fashion show brought to you by Tucson Young Professionals, Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Historic Fox Theatre. Since 2008, the Fashion Show has provided an upscale social event for young Tucsonans that promotes engagement with our community and attracts more than 500 attendees.

The night begins with an exclusive VIP reception in the Buffalo Exchange VIP room where you will have the opportunity to mingle with the models and designers, as well as your fellow Tucson Professionals. VIP guests will enjoy appetizers from the Sausage Deli, El Cisne, and cupcakes from Sweet Bean Cupcakery. VIP guests will also sample wines brought to you by Carlson Creek Vineyards and beer tastings from Barrio Brewery. VIP participants will also have front row seats to the Fashion Show as well as receive a gift bag filled with samples, gear, and discounts to local businesses.

This will be followed by a spectacular runway show featuring styles inspired by some of the most influential, musical genres. Fashion and music have a long history and many designers have drawn inspiration from it. They have always been intertwined as they both reflect our society’s creativity and aesthetics at any given time.

This year, fashion show producer and Tucson Fashion Group founder Yekatherina Bruner will present a diverse ensemble of local designers, fashion stylists, boutiques and brands including: Buffalo Exchange, Phillip Manus, Crown The Shop AKA Cry Baby Couture, Francesca’s, Leyda Herring, Swindlers, Grand Central Clothing, Shalon Morris, Fashion Label Boutique, and Banana Republic.

Following the show, the party continues with the official Tucson Fashion Show After Party at Playground (278 East Congress).

Profits from the event will benefit Tucson Young Professionals and Literacy Connects.

About Literacy Connects:
Literacy Connects is a Tucson nonprofit serving children and adults through literacy programming that makes connections and creates solutions to many of society’s most persistent problems, from unemployment and poverty to economic growth and opportunity. A small staff expertly trains and coordinates more than 1,500 volunteers and with the support of these volunteers, and partners in the community helped nearly 50,000 learners this year.


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About TYP:

In 2007, TYP was founded by a group of like-minded young professionals who sought meaningful ways to engage with the larger community. Since then, TYP has experienced dramatic growth, with a current network of 2,000+ diverse young professionals coming together to showcase Tucson as a place for growth and prosperity. We are focused on the promotion, attraction, and retention of young professionals in Tucson. TYP is a platform for the next generation of leaders to share their ideas, test their insight, and participate in a dynamic conversation.


Presenting Sponsor:

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VIP Sponsor:

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Wristband Sponsor:

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Runway Sponsors:

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Volunteer at the TYP Fashion Show

TYP strives to engage Tucson’s young professionals, in part through social events like the Fashion Show that showcase our dynamic, creative, and diverse community. Since 2008, the fashion show has provided an upscale social event for young Tucsonans that promotes engagement and pride with out community. The 2014 Tucson Young Professional’s Fashion Show is Friday September 19th, 2014 at the Historic Fox Theatre in downtown Tucson. A portion of proceeds from the will go to benefit Literacy Connects.

Volunteers will receive a general admission ticket ($40 value) so that they can enjoy the show and attend the after-party.

Sign-Up to Volunteer

Nicki and Richard Wilson

Screenshot_2014-08-26-11-01-43-1Nicki and Richard joined TYP in the summer of June 2014. They have both spent most of their lives in Tucson.

Nicki works for Citi Mortgage as a Default Mortgage Processor. Every day she is helping families currently in foreclosure to attempt to help them keep their homes. She helps over hundreds of families in foreclosure every month. In her free time, she enjoys doing do it yourself projects around the house and walking.

Richard works for Citi as a Service and Sales Associate for Citi Private Label Cards. He assists over 400 card members per month with their billing and purchase inquiries. In his free time, he likes to create quality and professional development activities for his co-workers to participate in at work.

September CEO Roundtable – featuring Cristie Street

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and United Way Young Leaders Society members and listen to Cristie Street, managing partner at Nextrio

Cristie Street co-founded Nextrio, LLC, in 2002. As managing partner, she is responsible for daily operations, sales, marketing and strategic planning. Street has 20 years of leadership experience building global brands and guiding product development in technology companies. An accomplished writer, product manager and marketer, her vision and expertise in business performance has driven enterprise growth with companies in the telecom, software development and IT services industries.

In 2010 Street was named Small Business Leader of the Year by the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She was selected as a 2007 Tucson Business Edge “40 Under 40”. Street also accepted, on behalf of Nextrio, the 2007 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Award for Business Growth and the Arizona Small Business Association’s “2007 Arizona Company to Watch”. Nextrio was also awarded the “2005 Building a Better Business Recognition Award” for outstanding culture and people by the Arizona Small Business Association. Most recently, Nextrio was named a finalist for the Better Business Bureau’s 2013 “Good Neighbor” Award honoring the company’s commitment to community service. Street regularly conducts educational IT forums with professional groups statewide. She is a member of several business groups including the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Arizona Small Business Association, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women at the Top, Local First AZ, and the Tucson Advertising Federation. An active community advocate and volunteer, Street serves on the Arizona Public Media Community Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees of the Carondelet Foundation, the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona and Social Venture Partners, and participates with Nextrio in many opportunities to give back to Tucson.

Street’s graduate work in technical communications at NC State was first put to use at Nortel, Inc. in 1994. After joining Tucson-based RightFax (now OpenText, Inc.) in 1995, she helped drive RightFax sales from $6 million to over $75 million and make it the number one network fax server product in the world. Street received her bachelor of arts from North Carolina State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona.

On a personal note: As the sole woman in a 5-way business partnership, Cristie has a unique perspective on the intersection of business and relationships. As the proud mom of 7-year-old Scarlett and 9-month old Liam, she understands the constant juggling of priorities facing many working mothers and has a personal stake in the future of Tucson’s education system. Though born in Phoenix, she was raised around the world and declares she developed her sense of humor while spending almost every summer of her childhood on the family farm in the bayous of Louisiana.

She admits her addiction to caffeine is her tragic flaw but occasionally makes up for it by running half marathons (nine completed and counting).

About Nextrio

Nextrio, LLC, provides comprehensive Information Technology (IT) solutions for businesses. Founded in 2002, Nextrio employs 35 technology consultants and has worked with over 1,000 companies in Southern Arizona.

Reserve Your Seat Here!

Bear Down Downtown – August 27th

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Bear Down Downtown 2014 …
August 27th – 4pm – 9pm






On Aug. 27, UA Career Services and the Downtown Innovation District are teaming up to get students off campus and into the community! Tucson’s brand new Sun Link Streetcar will shuttle students into the Urban downtown destinations, starting in the Jacome Plaza and ending at the Pop-up Beach, this is an opportunity to connect students with the many opportunities that exist in our community! Several downtown sites are hosting special events to welcome students and introduce them to potential opportunities for community involvement, innovation, internships or employment.


  • Students will start on Campus at 4pm and make their way to:
  • 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm, Jacome Plaza
    • Flash volunteering with local non-profits
    • Food Truck Round-up
  • 6:15pm and 7:15pm Discussions and Tours of downtown destinations!
    • Maker House – (283 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701) Maker House is Tucson’s home for all things creative: a geek bar and artisan maker space, complete with a coffee bar, beer garden, outdoor stage, and an artisan workshop. It’s a great place to study, meet new people, learn a new skill, or just hang out.
      • Tour: Visit Maker House and see all the resources available to you as a member of the creative community. Learn about the different groups in the Maker House family, from cosplayers and comic lovers, to gamers, artists, entrepreneurs and more. We’ll have live music in the courtyard, info on internships and events, and a sneak peek at our new Da Vinci inspired workshop, opening in October.
    • UA Downtown – (44 N. Stone Tucson, AZ 85701)Urban laboratory and Communiversity
      • Tour: Urban Innovation: City Project, Roy Place Building, Architecture lab
    • CoLab Workspace – (17 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701) A startup incubator
      • Mini session on Entrepreneurship as a Career Path & meet-up with successful entrepreneurs and ambassadors
    • Connect Coworking – (17 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701)  A collaborative workspace
      • Discussion: How to Connect with Highly Influential People – Connect Coworking will show how to successfully connect with others and become a pro at networking. The member and staff at Tucson’s coolest collaborative workspace will show you how to approach and connect with influential people “the right way” and “the wrong way.” They will share the kind of attitude you must have to powerfully connect with another person.If you’re interested in connecting with leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders like the members at Connect Coworking then this workshop is for you
      • Tour: Site visit and drawing for free slide in space
  • 8pm – 9pm Music, Fun & Prizes at Tucson’s Pop-up Beach Networking on the Beach
    • Mixer with students, alumni, employers and community leaders
    • Prize /Raffle drawings
    • Food Truck Round-up



WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER! Tucson Young professionals are needed to help navigate student through the downtown area! We will need several people to invite students back!

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Join your campus community for this first time campus-wide event! Start in the Student Union Memorial Center South Ballroom for an inspirational welcome back from UA President Ann Weaver Hart and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. Learn about exciting opportunities exclusively for UA students from your colleges and departments. Proceed via Tucson’s brand new Sun Link Streetcar to innovative downtown destinations waiting just for you. Complete your downtown experience with a community/student mixer at The Beach with food, entertainment and prizes!

It really is all about YOU: 100% engagement is real-world experience that will take you from the classroom to the future of your dreams. It starts in Tucson!

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Looking for an intern? Just want to increase your brand awareness? This is your chance!

Networking Mixer with Students at 8PM at the BEACH on corner Toole and 5th. Register to network with prospective student interns and future young professionals!

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Provide a Flash -Volunteering “Minute to Make a Difference!” experience for students. This is a combination of a non-profit expo and volunteer day. This is a great opportunity for your organization to connect with UA talent in a fun and meaningful way.


    • Your organization will receive a space to set up a maximum of (4) 6’ tables in Jacome Plaza (the event will take place outside with some shade, so please dress appropriately, bring your own table(s), signage, and any materials/equipment).
    • Your organization will host a volunteer activity or mini-project at your station that relates to your mission and/or benefits your organization. What kind of volunteer activity? It’s up to you! The activity should be something that students can do in the moment (may take 1 min. to 30 mins)
    • Examples of flash volunteering activities:
      • Create thank you cards for veterans
      • Make friendship bracelets for at-risk youth
      • Contribute to a community art project
      • Estimated number of UA students attending Bear Down Downtown: qty 200 – 1,000


Please register online by Monday, Aug. 18.

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Join us for the culminating networking mixer with UA students, alumni, employers, and Tucson community leaders! From 8-9pm at the Beach (the corner of 5th Ave and Toole Ave), you can meet current students and enjoy food trucks, music, and special guest appearances. And we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the August 29th UA football game (7:30pm against UNLV), just for alumni.

Let’s show UA students that Tucson is a great place to live and work!

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A BIG thank you to our community collaborators…

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Bowling for School Supplies – August 16th

Join Tucson Young Professionals as we raise school supplies for the annual Tucson Supplies Teachers drive. We encourage you to raise supplies among our friends and co-workers over the next three weeks before the bowling event. Another option is to simply purchase some supplies and bring them with you to bowling. Anything helps! We will collect supplies at the event and bowl!

Tickets to the event are $15 with 50% of proceeds going directly to Tucson Values Teachers. The ticket price includes two hours of bowling!

This is a great opportunity to have a blast while bowling and giving back to students in our community. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Start Up Weekend Tucson 2014

Start Up weekend 2014 has kindly offered a discount code to our TYP members!

What is Start Up Weekend? Start Up Weekend is an an intense 54-hour long , hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  The event focuses on building out the framework of an innovative business in the over the course of a weekend and creating a business model or product prototype.

The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – creatives, engineers, software developers, graphics designers inventors and business people – to build and develop a commercial case around their product.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Registration is now open for Start Up Weekend Tucson. For more information and to register, please visit the link below. TYP members can use the discount code “TYPPartner”.

Register Now!

TYP Models: Where are they now?

Max Von Isser

Max modeled in the 2012  TYP Fashion Show CANVAS  and has since been featured in magazines such as GQ Style, Modern Luxury, and WWD.

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Maria Chon

Maria Chon modeled in the 2012 TYP Fashion Show CANVAS and recently has modeled for brands like Finally Made, JAKIMAC, and Serengetee. She is also rumored to be dating actor Adrian Grenier.

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Kenze Waxlax

Kenze modeled in the 2013 TYP Four Elements Fashion Show. Currently, she is working in Hong Kong and has done print for Linda Farrow sunglasses, Kate Spade , and Fernanda  to name a few. 

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Hannah Brzezinski

Hannah modeled in the 2012 TYP Fashion Show CANVAS and is now modeling in Korea for H&M and Elle.

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Rachel Yampolsky

Rachel modeled in the 2013 TYP Four Elements Fashion Show and now she has landed the cover of Atomica Magazine!

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Want to Model in our 2014 show? Come to our Model Call. More info

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