Opportunities

Once you become a member of Pittsburgh Young Professionals, there is a list of opportunities that you can become involved in. Check out the membership page to start your journey here at PYP!

Committees

The PYP committees and their chair members are the backbone of the organization. These heavily involved members dedicate their time to bring all of PYP’s events to life. The goal of each committee is to organize events and participate in community outreach that will appeal to a wide range of interests both within and outside our current membership. For a complete list of committees, see below. 

If you are looking to build your leadership skills, starting out as a member of a PYP committee is a vital first step. If you’re interested in becoming more involved in PYP and you want to take the lead in helping to continue to develop PYP to its fullest potential, you may be a great candidate for a committee chair position.

While committee involvement is limited to members only, prospective members are encouraged to attend a meeting for more information.

Build professional skills and develop your leadership by getting involved with PYP!

Learn what your PYP Membership can do for you!

PYP Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee helps PYP members connect with the local business community and further develop professional skill sets needed for their future. The committee plans a variety of events including Speed Networking, Professional and Personal Development Workshops, Speaker Series and Career Connections. For more information on committee meeting times and locations, please contact the PYP Professional Development Committee Chair.

Email: prodev@pyp.org

PYP Social Committee

The Social Events Committee is responsible for planning and hosting non-professional development events on the PYP calendar. These events include Happy Hours and Dinner Clubs, among other events throughout the year.

Email: social@pyp.org

PYP Marketing Committee

Help spread the word about PYP! The Public Relations Committee promotes PYP through traditional and social media. Its members also help maintain the website and send PYP’s regular newsletters and member correspondence, which include information on upcoming events. For more information on committee meeting times and locations, please contact the PYP marketing board advisor. Key skills include email marketing, public speaking, and copywriting.

Email: pr@pyp.org

PYP Community Outreach Committee

The PYP Community Outreach Committee is dedicated to introducing the membership to the interesting and exciting areas of Pittsburgh.  By experiencing the local neighborhoods, members will learn about local businesses and organizations that strive to make Pittsburgh the greatest city possible.  For more information on committee meeting times and locations, please contact the PYP Community Outreach Committee Chair.

Email: outreach@pyp.org

PYP Research and Analytics Committee

Are you curious about what makes PYP a successful organization? Do you like to see all the information before making an important decision? The PYP Research and Analytics Committee is the linchpin to data-driven decision making to help guide board decisions and strategic efforts. We turn data into useful insights, compelling stories, and informed recommendations. If you love figuring out complex challenges and have skills with data analytics, this team is for you. For more information, please contact the PYP Research and Analytics Board Advisor.

Membership: Recruitment

The membership role has been divided into two separate but equally important sections that will work closely in tandem with each other throughout the year.

The Membership Recruitment Committee is specifically responsible for recruiting new members at non-member PYP events, attending other events throughout the Pittsburgh area with the PYP target demographic to entice new membership and communications strategies to the PYP sending lists that are non-members. Their main goal is to help PYP reach its membership goals year over year.

Email: info@pyp.org

Membership: Experience

The Membership Experience Committee is responsible for the retention and recidivism of current members with an emphasis on member engagement and renewing of annual memberships. They are responsible for engaging with members at Members Only events, understanding what engages our current members and making suggestions on how to improve our programming to provide all current members an impactful and positive experience within the organization.

Email: info@pyp.org

PYP Signature Events Committee

The Signature Events Committee is responsible for large events held annually. These include the President's Wine & Cheese, PYP Day and the Holiday Party. Consider joining this committee if you enjoy planning large, semi-formal functions and enjoy gaining new connections in a different environment.

Board of Directors

The Pittsburgh Young Professionals is governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteer members. The board sets the yearly budgets, ensures that committee’s objectives are completed, and strategically drives the mission of the organization. This highly coveted leadership position requires impressive professional achievements, community involvement, attendance at monthly board meetings and PYP events, and the responsibility to advise PYP Committee Chairs. As a developing young professional, serving on a non-profit board such as PYP is an integral step for many previous and current board members, to establish themselves as a community leader. Interested in becoming a board member?

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Leanne Watson

President
Recruiting Manager, Mutual of Omaha Advisors
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Mark Taylor

Special Projects
Client Support Analyst, Armada Supply Chain Solutions
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Roger Boff

Analytics & Research
Chemical Engineer, AECOM
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Derrick Maultsby

Diversity & Inclusion Advisor
Associate, Jackson Kelly
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Jacquie Foradori

Vice President, Past President
Director of People Operations & Inclusion, Locomation, Inc. 
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Ryan McGregor

Technology Advisor
Software Developer, Rivers Agile
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Andy Washburn

Community Outreach
Business Process Engineer, Highmark Health
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David Bush

Treasurer
Partner, New York Life 
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Danielle Bruno McDermott

Recording Secretary
Associate Attorney, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP
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Jon O'Connell

Marketing
Director of Strategic Communications, Coal Creative
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Claire Baer

Professional Development
Owner, Yoga Innovations
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Matt Horan

Membership
Staffing Manager, Randstad
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Marisa Corona

Social Events
Digital Content Specialist, UPMC Health Plan
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Kelly Frey

Special Events
Cashier, Mineo's Pizza House

Scholarships

The Pittsburgh Young Professionals Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created to provide career-minded individuals the opportunity to develop professionally, civically and socially within the Pittsburgh Region.

Attend a four-year college or university as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

Be 21 years of age or older by September 1.

Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Applicant must be a Pittsburgh Young Professional (PYP) member.

Complete an application and include a one-page essay explaining how you envision your involvement in the Pittsburgh community after graduation.

Congratulations to Jen Miller, our 2021 Scholarship recipient! Read her story here.

Partnerships

What Can a Partnership of PYP Do For You and/or Your Company?

A partnership can offer your employees opportunities to:

Cultivate Leadership Skills

Involvement in the Community

    Build Business Contacts

Develop Professional Skills

Pittsburgh Young Professionals (PYP) is an organization that provides career-minded individuals with opportunities to develop socially, professionally, and civically.

PYP is celebrating more than 30 years connecting young professionals in the Pittsburgh region.  We are proud to be a 100% non-profit volunteer organization with over 540 active members ranging from recent college graduates to seasoned professionals.

We provide a variety of networking and professional development events each month.  Our events are held at different locations throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. PYP offers your employees leadership opportunities, professional development, networking, and community involvement.

What are your employees doing after work? 

Encourage them to get involved, become a corporate sponsor!

Partner Packages

Every partnership package is custom designed to fit your needs as a partner.

For more information, please contact us at info@pyp.org or use our contact form. A member of our partnership team will be in touch to further discuss your needs.

Donate to PYP

Donate today to the Pittsburgh Young Professionals. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation is 100% tax-deductible.