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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 lessons and advice for professional growth and community impact.


  • TYP Members – Free
  • $20 Community Members


  • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking and Appetizers
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CEO Speaker talk + Q&A

About Our Speaker

Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong self-reliant communities that enable a higher quality of life for people across Arizona. She is the founder and CEO of Local First Arizona, an organization focused on creating a diverse and inclusive Arizona economy with opportunity for all. LFA is a widely respected organization that is implementing systems, programs and policies to ensure a level playing field and increased access to capital for entrepreneurial endeavors and communities of all sizes.

Local First provides a comprehensive approach to economic development that includes entrepreneurship, community development, and capacity building, each of which plays a part in building sustainable and resilient local economies in healthy communities. She has received numerous awards for her diverse work and extensive leadership. Her work in promoting adaptive reuse in Phoenix’s urban core was recognized by the American Planning Association, who presented Lanning with the Distinguished Citizen Planner Award in 2013. She has also been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona” (Arizona Business Magazine), and was named Citizen Leader of the Year from the International Economic Development Council.

In response to the COVID pandemic, Lanning led the team at Local First to distribute $52M in small business relief aid, and to secure $83M in new capital for Arizona’s small cities, towns, Tribes and nonprofits through federal, state and foundation grants.

What is TYP?

Tucson Young Professionals is a group of young business and community leaders focused on creating an innovative, prosperous and inclusive Greater Tucson for young professionals. Together we create a voice to help impact the development and growth of Tucson. Welcoming ages 21-45.

Learn more on our website and connect with us @tucsonyoungprofessionals on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.


November 12
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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1 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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