Name: Jerry Haas
Place of Employment: Petro-Hunt
Job Title: Petroleum Landman
Years with Company: 8
Hometown: St. John, ND
Role in the YP Network: Member of the Entrepreneur Team, Executive Consultant
What does the committee feel he/she contributes to YPN? (Statement by Team Co-leads)
“Jerry has been a highly active member in the Bismarck Mandan YPN since 2005. He has served in both participation and leadership roles on the E-Team and is a high-contributor to our team and the programming we try to bring to young professionals in our community. Jerry has helped the E-Team produce such events as the Chill-n-Bowl, The YP Roundtable, and Entrepreneurs Among Us. You may also know Jerry as ‘the Godfather’ of the YP Network; a nickname which he acquired early on due to his extensive involvement and passion for the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network.”
Why do you feel it is important to be part of the network? The YP network is a great way to meet other young professionals and get more involved in the community. When I first moved to Bismarck-Mandan in 2004, I didn’t know hardly anyone. After being active in YP for 8 years, I have met hundreds of other young people that I probably would have never had the chance to meet if it wasn’t for the YP network. Whether it is professional development luncheon, service projects, networking socials, or meeting with local business leaders, the network has something for everyone to grow personally as well as professionally.
How do you spend your free time? I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, biking, running, playing piano, attending rock concerts and snowmobiling.
Are you involved in other organizations in the community? I am on the Board of Directors for the United Way, a member of the Bismarck Optimist Club, serve on the parish council at Corpus Christi, and am also a member of the Landman’s Association of North Dakota.
What is your favorite quote? “There are those who look at things the way they are and ask “why?” I dream of things that never were and ask “Why not?” -Robert F. Kennedy