At the annual YEP Townhall Meeting on January 31st, it was announced that Angela Price will assume the role of president for the 2020-2022 term. Angela, a returning Edinboro and Gannon Graduate, is the Vice President for e Phase, Inc. Angela graduated and moved to the Philadelphia suburbs 14 years ago to follow her career path which eventually led her back to Erie. While in southeast Pennsylvania, Angela had many career experiences including being a quality assurance manager in the incident command center for the 2010 BP Oil Spill. Angela, her husband, and two rambunctious boys reside in Millcreek Township.
Angela is excited to begin her tenure as YEP President. She shares the below greeting with all YEP Members:
"For those of you that don't know me, I am Angela Price, the Vice President of e Phase, Inc. and returning Erie resident. I am honored to have been selected by the YEP leadership team to take the helm for the next couple years. Following through with my objectives for YEP will be much easier due to the progress made by former president Kristi Bailey and Board Chairperson Bill Lillis, as well as the fantastic leadership team and my Vice President Ellen Kehl.
Upon my return to Erie a year and a half ago, Young Erie Professionals was the first group I joined. I feel it is important to empower young professionals to have a voice and to be seen. My quick progression from "newbie" to President was not by happenstance. Being involved in YEP committees, including helping to plan the 2019 40 Under 40 experience, attending ERCGP events, and networking with as many people as possible in Erie was an intentional step in my goal to make an impact to the community in which I live, work and play.
With my previous experience leading a large professional organization in Greater Philadelphia, I hope to bring structure and continued professionalism to YEP. With this added structure, I hope to allow the six committees within YEP to establish and fulfill objectives applicable to their missions. I am also looking forward to expanding our reach beyond those industries currently represented in our membership. This expansion was started by Kristi when the manufacturing and entreprenuership committees were added last year. I intend to expand this reach into other areas that may feel underrepresented.
I am always open to new ideas and conversations regarding what you as YEP members would like to see in programming and content and the direction we are headed. We are always looking for committee volunteers – Come be part of something bigger than yourself."