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YP Board

Digger Kurt

Digger Kurt

Senior Financial Analyst, Medical Associates Health Plans
Board Position: YP President
Education: Loras College 2009 Finance and Management Information Systems
Why I YP: I YP because it is a great way to improve myself both personally and professionally. There are constantly opportunities for growth: whether I am are gaining knowledge from a speaker, learning from a peer at a luncheon, or just pushing myself outside of my comfort zone (like doing the tango in front of 700 people J). I feel YP has definitely fostered growth that I could not have produced on my own.

Stacey Hines

Stacey Hines

SVP, Private Client Services Market Leader, Dubuque Bank &Trust
Board Position: YP Past President
Education: Bachelor of Science Business Administration- Bellevue University; Juris Doctorate- University of Nebraska College of Law
Why I YP: YP provides ample opportunities to meet and deepen relationships with other professionals within the community. Additionally, it provides the opportunity to learn from the great leaders within our community. It is a great way to lead and step up as a young professional and make a difference.

Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer

Business Development Officer – AT WORK, Dubuque Bank & Trust
Board Position: Programs and Events Co-Chair
Education: UW-Platteville with a bachelor’s in Journalism
Why I YP: I YP because I enjoy being part of something that can empower fellow Young Professionals through learning and networking. I also enjoy connecting people and creating relationships. I feel relationships are the foundation of any good business, and with YP I am given that opportunity.

Olivia Connolly

Olivia Connolly

Consumer Loan Officer, Dupaco Credit Union
Board Position: YP Secretary
Education: Communications degree, University of Northern Iowa, Class of 2013
Why I YP: Employers always tell you to get involved with the community and network, but where do you start and how do you go about getting involved? Well the name itself explains a lot: Young Professionals, so that was a no-brainer for me! I can get involved and meet other young professionals like myself and start networking.

Dulce Arroyo

Dulce Arroyo

401 (k) Education Consultant, American Trust & Savings Bank
Board Position: Programs and Events Chair
Education: I graduated from the University of Dubuque in 2012 with a Bachelors in Business Administration
Why I YP: I YP because I wanted to be involved with my community as well have the opportunity to network with the young professionals of this town. To be able to make connections with the experienced professionals of our town and community, all while doing it in a fun way; whether it be via luncheons or Chamber After Work Events. Plus it is a great opportunity to get out there and meet new individuals and take advice and life lessons from individuals who were once in my shoes.

Scott McGuire

Scott McGuire

1st Vice President of Commercial Banking, American Trust & Savings Bank
Board Position: YP Large Events Chair
Education: Loras College 2005 Business and Sports Management
Why I YP: I choose to YP because I think it is a great way to connect with other YP’s in the community and learn from some of our local leaders.

Jessie Ehrlich

Jessie Ehrlich

Vice President and Asbury Office Manager, American Trust & Savings Bank
Board Position: Days of Caring Chair
Education: Bachelor’s Degree at Clarke University
Why I YP: When people ask “Why do you YP”, that’s easy! I YP for the connections: connections to learning, networking, and volunteering.

Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy

Mortgage Loan Originator/Senior Personal Banker, Dubuque Bank & Trust
Board Position: Marketing Chair
Education: Graduated from Hempstead High School, immediately entered the workforce and have worked with numerous business professionals in our community to earn my own success.
Why I YP: I YP because I am passionate about helping other Young Professionals be successful in our community. I believe that in order to be strong in business you need to have strong relationships, and strong relationships are built through networking. YP has given me the opportunities I have needed to accomplish just that. YP is an empowering way to help build each other up and share the tools for success.

Whitney Sanger

Whitney Sanger

Sales Manager, Travel Dubuque
Board Position: Next-Up (Future YP) Mentoring Chair
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Loras College
Why I YP: YP has provided countless opportunities to build and strengthen my professional network and is a great way to get engaged and connected in all aspects of our community. As a bonus, the lunches and events offer the chance to take a break from work, enjoy great company and have a few laughs. For young professionals looking to build a network in the community and to develop their knowledge, I can’t think of a better opportunity.

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Cost of joining YP is as follows: $50 for employees of Chamber members, $55 for employees of non-Chamber members. YP Luncheon cost: $12 for employees of Chamber members, $17 for employees of non-Chamber members.