VYP Blog

Click here to view the 2017 accomplishments!

2017 was quite a year for VYP! Click here to see some of the highlights from last year!

As a Business Banking Officer with Nevada State Bank, Jonathan Via reaches out to Southern Nevada businesses to explain how the Bank's products and services can benefit their companies. Jonathan has spent ten years banking in the unique Southern Nevada market, including both personal and business banking, commercial real estate and more. Jonathan frequently volunteers with JA of Southern Nevada and joined VYP to get make a larger impact on more people in the community. Jonathan is a 19-year resident of Henderson and enjoys hanging out with family and watching sports.

We introduced Vegas Young Professionals to UNLV’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program in a recent issue. Designed for senior and mid-level executives who want to experience challenging curriculum in an accelerated format, the 18-month program offers a combination of quality, affordability, and convenience to those who want to enhance their business skills and further their growth within the Southern Nevada business community.

By Kelli Vaz, VYP Chair & Derek Hutchison, Incoming VYP Chair

When Stasi Pridgon isn’t screenwriting or watching television shows and films, she is a Project Manager with HealthInsight where she works with physician offices and psychiatric hospitals to improve the quality of mental health care. An increasing issue across Nevada, she provides guidance to health care organizations amid the psychiatrist, primary care physician and nurse shortages. Stasi received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and master’s degree in Health Care Administration and Policy from UNLV.

Click here for some highlights of what VYP during the month of November.

October was a great month for connecting to the community and to one another. We had a blast at the Halloween-themed Toastmasters meeting and mingled with VYP and Chamber members at the Business Blend at Enclave. Click here for some highlights of what VYP during the month of October.

Stephanie Smith moved to Las Vegas after completing her MBA at the top-ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2015. She seeks to fuse her background in non-profit program management and business development, consulting, and finance training to pursue her next opportunity assisting businesses gain access to the capital they need. Stephanie serves on the Events Committee for VYP because she sees the organization as an opportunity for supportive, ambitious, business-minded individuals to hone their professional and personal skills and connect to a community of shared interests.