Bismarck, ND (May 28, 2019) – Members of the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network (YPN) elected First Community Credit Union’s (FCCU) Katie Nehl for YPN Vice President on Wednesday, May 8, at the network’s annual Cinco Anniversary Celebration.
Nehl has been a YPN member since 2016 and has served as a Marketing Team Co-Lead for the past two years. Additionally, she has been the Epic Impact PR Co-Chair for the past two years and helped plan the 2017 Young Professionals Day.
“We’re very excited to have Katie join our executive leadership team,” shared YPN President Katie Schiltz. “Her marketing and public relations background will help us further communicate the value we provide to young professionals in the community, garnering further support from businesses and enhancing our membership’s size.”
Nehl brings six years of marketing, communications, and public relations experience to the YPN’s Executive Team. She has been FCCU’s communications manager since October 2018, ensuring all internal and external communications align with the credit union’s brand and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining FCCU, she was the chief officer of member engagement for the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD), driving advocacy and awareness for all North Dakota and South Dakota credit unions.
The YPN Executive Team is comprised of a vice president Katie Nehl, FCCU Communications Manager; president Katie Schiltz, Target ETL-Specialty Sales; chair Jillian Lagasse, Capital Credit Union Vice President of Marketing; and treasurer Melinda Weninger, Basic Electric Power Cooperative Accounting Analyst.
“I’m so honored to be elected as the YPN’s next vice president,” shared Nehl. “I’m ready to hit the ground running with the development of a new awareness campaign to help us broaden our membership base and make an even greater impact on the Bismarck-Mandan community.”
Nehl will serve as YPN Vice President for one year. She will transition into the role of YPN President for one year following the election of a new vice president at the 2020 Cinco Anniversary Celebration, and then finish out her term as YPN Chair for one year.