Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Names Board of Directors for 2018-19

12 Jul 2018 9:00 AM | Jasmine Bejar (Administrator)


Seventeen emerging leaders have been named to the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Board of Directors for 2018-2019.

Effective July 1, Savannah Robinson begins a two-year term as president, and Sarah Verpooten serves as vice president.

The Board of Directors, which meets monthly, is the governing body of YLNI that will guide the organization to fulfill its goals.
  • Savannah Robinson, President
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Sarah Verpooten, Vice President
    Strahm Building Solutions
  • David Curry, Treasurer
    Lake City Bank
  • A.J. Stites, Secretary
    First Insurance Group
  • Patrick Florea, Director at Large, Executive Committee
    JH Specialty, Inc.
  • Kourtney Teegardin, Vice President, Membership
    Design Collaborative
  • Justin Hayes, Vice President Leadership Development
    Lake City Bank
  • John Hudson, Vice President, Community Impact
    Viridian Architectural Design, Inc. 
  • Jasmine Bejar, Vice President, Communications
    One Lucky Guitar
  • Britny Berndt, Vice President, Social Programming
    Keystone Graphics
  • Chris Reeve, Vice President, Fund Development
    ProFed Federal Credit Union
  • Chris Polhamus, Director at Large, Technology
    JH Specialty, Inc.
  • Tim Zink, Director at Large, Living Fort Wayne 
    Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Kelly Rentschler, Director at Large, Fund Development
    American Electric Power
  • Rena Burden, Director at Large, Leadership Development 
    Turnstone
  • Brandon Noll, Director at Large, Community Impact
    Reusser Design
  • Katie Robinson, Director at Large, Communications
    Fort Wayne Airport

The board's day-to-day activities include a variety of tasks, such as event planning, securing funding, and serving as advocates for the emerging professional demographic in our region. 

"I am excited to lead this board of passionate and dedicated emerging leaders who are committed to making Northeast Indiana a better place,” Robinson said. “We're excited to continue to strengthen this organization to positively impact our community.”

Established in 2005, YLNI is a group of dynamic emerging leaders that aims to engage the community and make a positive impact in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. The mission of the 2,500-plus person network is to attract, develop, and retain emerging leaders through community, professional and social engagement.




Email: info@ylni.org
P.O. Box 10774
Fort Wayne, IN  46853

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