January CEO Roundtable featuring David Cohen

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and United Way Young Leaders Society members and listen to David Cohen, Vice President at BeachFleischman

David Cohen is Executive Vice President at BeachFleischman PC, the largest CPA firm in Southern Arizona. He was previously employed with the international CPA firms of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) and Laventhol & Horwath. He has been in public accounting since 1981.

About BeachFleischman PC

Phoenix and Tucson Arizona (AZ) CPAs – BeachFleischman CPAs is based in Arizona and has offices in Phoenix and Tucson (Headquarters).  They are one of Arizona’s largest locally-owned CPA firms and a “Top 200″ largest CPA firm in the U.S. They serve over 6,000 private enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in the US and Mexico, and provide accounting, assurance, tax and advisory services. They work closely with clients to help them save taxes, preserve wealth, mitigate risk, improve accountability, enhance profitability and support growth. They also have specialized industry expertise in the healthcare, real estate, construction, manufacturing, service and non-profit sectors. They passionately believe in the power of collaboration. Working together in pursuit of your success is their purpose and privilege. They deliver the best of both worlds with BeachFleischman: A firm with the resources to deliver on a global level combined with a service and community-minded approach of a local firm.

This event takes place on January 13th at 5:30pm. For tickets or more info, please click here. 


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Tucson Young Professionals Percentage Weekend for Primavera!

Tucson Young Professionals is hitting the ground running on our New Year’s resolutions by holding an event to honor our 2015 philanthropic partnership with Primavera Foundation. We have teamed up with both Pizza Studio locations to raise funds for Primavera. Mention the “Tucson Young Professionals Percentage Weekend” at either location, and 20% of your purchase will go directly to Primavera Foundation.

The percentage weekend will be held on Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th from 11AM to 9PM. Pizza Studio locations are at 1031 N Park Ave, Tucson Arizona 85719 and 6501 E Grant Rd, Tucson Arizona 85715. We hope you can make it out to support the cause!


January 2015 Member of the Month – Aimee Dolmseth

Aimee Dolmseth grew up in Seattle, Washington and in a small town in Montana called Sidney. She attributes the fact that she is able to mix well with a wide variety of individuals, to growing up in two very different places.

Aimee obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. While the beautiful snow covered mountains made for great scenery and snowboarding made for fun winter activity, after spending seven years in nine month long winters, Aimee decided it was time to move to a warm weather state. After researching many eligible places to move, she made Tucson her top pick. Her great job opportunity came secondary, but luckily it came quickly, allowing her to make the move to The Old Pueblo. Aimee works as the Office Manager of a local telecommunications company specializing in automated appointment reminders called Callpointe.

Now that she is settled in Tucson and is working for an excellent company, Aimee’s goal is to continue to grow both personally and professionally. In January, she will be starting her Master in Business Administration program at the Eller College of Management. She has also made some active strides to submerse herself in the Tucson Community through volunteer and networking efforts with Tucson Young Professionals. Aimee currently sits on the board for TYP and chairs our Philanthropy Committee.

These first two years in Tucson have been an awesome ride for Aimee and she can’t wait to see what experiences lie ahead here in the years to come. She is excited to continue contributing in positive ways to our great city.    unnamed

December 2014 Member of the Month – Stephanie Bermudez

Stephanie Renee Bermudez grew up near the border city of Nogales, Arizona, raised by a family that emphasized community and the power of people, values she continues to believe strongly in. Her childhood adventures on their 14-acre ranch instilled an endless curiosity about nature, a need to explore, and a belief that the future was wide open. Her early career took off like a shot, when at 19 years old, she got an opportunity to become a case worker for the Santa Cruz County One Stop in specializing in Workforce Development for Welfare to Work clients.

Before graduating from The University of Arizona with a double major in Anthropology and Sociology, she continued her professional journey with The Gadsden Company, followed three years later by a position with Tucson-based global industry-leading Tattoo Manufacturing International. She now serves as a board member of the Tucson Young Professionals, and has been involved for almost three years with TEDxTucson, a commitment she absolutely treasures.

Stephanie is now firmly ensconced in her role as the Community Director for Connect Coworking, and is more bullish than ever on the idea of talented individuals pooling their resources to enable results that are bigger and better than anyone ever imagined, like the skies above her family’s ranch. 580104_10151043061203300_719565085_n copy


Holiday Gifts of Love Drive – December 19th

Tucson Young Professionals has selected our holiday philanthropy project. We have “adopted” two children through Interfaith Community Services (ICS) whose mom could use a bit of extra help this holiday season. Together with your help, TYP will be fulfilling their wish list!

To collect all the gifts and make sure they are delivered wrapped to ICS, we will be holding a gift collection and wrapping event! We will be gathering to wrap all of the gifts raised on Friday, December 19th, 2014 from 6PM – 8PM at Callpointe, 3444 N. Country Club Rd. Ste. 200, Tucson, AZ 85716.

Light refreshments and wrapping paper will be provided.  If you’d like to bring a snack to share with the group also, please feel free to do so.

Interfaith has instructed us that we are free to give whatever we would like to the kids, whether it be age appropriate clothing, toys, gift cards, etc. To help, they have provided us with some of their interests and information below.

About the children:

Chance – Boy, Age 11

Shirt Size:  Large

Pant Size:  38 (mostly wears athletic shorts)

Favorite Color: Purple

Interests: Star Wars, Monster High, Music (he plays trombone).

Rebecca – Girl, Age 5

Shirt Size: 6

Pant Size: 6

Favorite Color: Pink

Interests: Barbie, Frozen, Monster High

We hope to see you there! 

CEO Roundtable with John Jacobs – December 9th

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and United Way Young Leaders Society members and listen to John Jacobs, Founder and CEO at

John Jacobs, Founder and CEO of an online artisan marketplace and community for makers, and Maker House, Artfire’s maker space in Tucson’s historic arts district.

About is a leading interactive online marketplace and community of self representing and independant artists and business owners with millions of handmade, vintage, antique and craft supply items. Members can interact with like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners and quickly grow their jewelry design, soap or craft hobby into a vibrant business!

ArtFire coined the concept of Community Directed Development (CDD) which puts community members in the driver’s seat of site development in near real time.

ArtFire launches Maker House in the historic arts district of downtown Tucson summer 2013, a unique maker space for members and local patrons.

A special thanks to our sponsor:

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Tickets Available Here

Pub Trivia Thanksgiving Food Box Drive – November 18th

Tucson Young Professionals is teaming up with Borderlands Brewing Co. to support Primavera Foundation in their Thanksgiving Food Box Drive by playing Pub Trivia! Borderlands (119 E. Tooele Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701) will be opening its doors on Tuesday, November 18th for this special event. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Bring a few of the following food items OR $10 cash for Primavera. Then grab a beer, a team of 6, and use your brain power to win gift certificates to Borderlands! We’ll start trivia at 6:30 pm.

Primavera needs us to help a family by providing Thanksgiving food boxes with the following items:

1 Fresh 5lb bag of potatoes

1 Fresh bag of fruit (apples or oranges)

2 Boxes of corn muffin mix

2 Boxes of stuffing mix

2 Boxes of hot coco mix

Gravy packets (2-4)

Canned Items (minimum 2 each)

Sweet Potatoes or Yams

Cranberry Sauce

Green Beans or Corn

1 Can opener

$25 Gift Card from Fry’s or Safeway for a family to purchase a turkey.

 We look forward to seeing you there! 

All proceeds go directly to Primavera Foundation.

CEO Roundtable featuring Mitch Pisik – November 11th

Have you ever worn a temporary tattoo? Did you know the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos is here in Tucson?!? Join Tucson Young Professionals and Young Leaders Society on November 11, 2014 to meet Mitch Pisik, the President and CEO of TM International. Over the past 13 years Mitch has been President and CEO of 4 Private Equity owned Global Consumer Products Companies – One in New York, 2 inTexas, and 1 in Arizona.

He is currently running TM International. TMI is one of Tucson’s largest manufacturers that is headquartered in Tucson. They are a Consumer Products manufacturer selling a vast array of innovative, trademarked, and licensed products into thousands of retail locations, corporate headquarters and companies in 80 of countries. They are a global leader in the design and printing of custom, specialty and unique products. Started in 1989, this is their 25th year.

Prior to this he held a multitude of Senior Level Executive positions in

• Global Business Development

• Mergers and Acquisitions

• Operations

• Finance/Accounting

For multi-billion dollar global companies including:

• Novartis

• Newell Rubbermaid

• Kraft

He started his career as a consultant and auditor with KPMG after passing his CPA exam on his first attempt as a senior in college. He is and has been an active Board Member of several private, public, and not-for profit companies; and a Business Consultant and Advisor. He has conducted business in over 3 dozen countries.

This event will be held on November 11th at 5:30 p.m. at McMahon’s Steakhouse. This event is is free for TYP members, and $12 for the general public.

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