• HVYP Education Committee

  • The Education and Professional Development Committee host four educational forums and professional development events per year. Their mission is to provide young professionals with opportunities to expand their knowledge base by offering seminars, training and networking events that enhance both personal and professional development skills.

    Co-Chair: Heather Fitzsimmons, Mount Saint Mary College, Heather.Fitzsimmons@msmc.edu

    Co-Chair: Eddie Monroy, Strategy Leaders, Eddie@StrategyLeaders.com

    The committee would like to thank M&T Bank for their generous sponsorship of the HVYP's Education Seminars & CEO Chat series.


    The Hudson Valley Young Professionals Board of Directors Educational Experience Program is a hands-on training designed to pair interested YP applicants with not-for-profit organization boards for the purpose of learning about the next level of giving back in the community. The HVYPs will foster the relationship between a young professional and their desired organization and place them in the board room during actual proceedings. This will give the individual the experience to learn what goes on in a board room setting, what it takes to be a part of such an organization, what responsibilities are expected of board members, and how to get involved.

    One of the many questions we received starting up was, "You are involved in so many committees and non-profit Boards, how do I get involved too?" This program evolved from these requests and helps put together individuals with the desire to learn more about the organizational experience.

    We have placed both Active Voting Board Members AND Associate/Non-Voting board members over the years at the following organizations:

    • Vassar-Warner Home
    • Alzheimer’s Association
    • Taconic Resources For Independance
    • American Heart Association
    • ...and more


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