Tara Allen, CEM
Sales Manager, GES
2018 Young Professionals Committee Chairperson
Welcome to 2018, Young Professionals!! I am delighted and truly humbled to be the 2018 YP Committee Chairperson. It is an absolute honor to help lead the up and coming leaders of our industry!
Our 2018 Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is chock-full of the most talented achievers in our industry, and I cannot wait to see what we accomplish! We all have embraced our underlying goal to reach, envelop, educate and advocate for every single YP in our incredible industry!
I have some lofty goals for our YPC and encourage you to take part in achieving them. First, we are on a mission to reach more YPs than ever before. Through meet-ups, college fairs, Expo! Expo! and more, we want to welcome and include every young professional in our industry, bring them into the fold and add another dimension to their career life. If you are new to the YP community, please reach out to me. I would love to chat with you and help you achieve your goals!
Second, we want to enhance the education of our YP community. The Expo! Expo! Education committee and the professional IAEE staff have done a phenomenal job of curating meaningful content, and we want to build off that momentum. If you have any ideas on education, I encourage you to submit an idea through the Call for Presentations, or you can send them to me directly.
Lastly, we are on a mission to continue to grow and develop a community of YPs focused on motivating, connecting and empowering one another. We have many resources to aid in the success of this mission including our quarterly YP Connect Newsletter, our IAEE YP Facebook page and our continually growing mentorship program. I encourage you to tap into these resources! They are an invaluable source of information.
I encourage you to get involved! It will be the most incredibly fulfilling thing you can do for yourself in your career. Personally, I used to feel uncomfortable networking. Now having joined the IAEE YP community, I have a network of the most amazing, lifelong friends. Please feel free to reach out to me through email for ANYTHING you need! I am happy to help, and I’m so excited to be your 2018 YPC Chairperson!!