Monday, April 22, 2024

Bright Young Leaders Take the Helm: YPI of NWLA Unveils 2024 Executive Board

by BIZ Magazine

The Young Professionals Initiative of Northwest Louisiana (YPI of NWLA) has announced its 2024 Executive Board, featuring 23 of the brightest young leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier community.

Led by Chair Alex Einerson from Visit Shreveport-Bossier, the Executive Board boasts a diverse lineup of talent, representing various sectors and industries across the region. Victor Thomas of Southern University at Shreveport assumes the role of Chair-Elect and 40 Under Forty Chair, while Liz Crews, hailing from Dallas, serves as the Immediate Past Chair.

The board also includes individuals like Grace Nickels from LSU Health Shreveport and Kelsey Walker from Margaritaville Bossier City, who will co-chair the 40 Under Forty initiative, recognizing outstanding young professionals in the area. Ryan Best of Townsquare Media Shreveport takes on the role of Social Chair, with Kristina Douglas from the City of Shreveport serving as the Social Co-Chair.

Other key positions on the board include Erik Evenson of Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl as Communications Chair, RJ Johnson of Red River Education & Empowerment Foundation as Professional Development Chair, and Rodney Johnson from McElroy Metal as Community Outreach Chair.

In addition to these roles, the Executive Board comprises dedicated professionals like Sara Aymond Nelms from the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, Jutorrean Davis from U.S. District Courts, and Brittany Pike from Cyber Innovation Center, among others.

YPI of NWLA aims to create a network of community leaders under the age of 40 to enhance the development of Northwest Louisiana, fostering the attraction and retention of young professionals in the region. Through its various initiatives and programs, YPI plays a pivotal role in the economic development and growth of Northwest Louisiana.

For more information on YPI of NWLA and its initiatives, interested individuals can visit www.shreveportchamber.org/young-professionals-initiative/ or follow its official social media accounts on Facebook (@YPINorthwestLA) and Instagram (@ypi_of_sb).

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