RFA’s Young Professionals Network Growing Fast

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association Young Professionals Network is only six months old, but it has already hit 100 members.

The YPN was formed last summer to bring together innovative and dedicated young professionals from across the country who are 39 years old and younger and employed full time by a company in the U.S. ethanol industry. Since its inception, the YPN has hosted multiple virtual networking events and learning opportunities, including a webinar last November that featured leaders from the fuel retail sector.

In addition to a full calendar of events, the YPN also gained a principal sponsor when Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits signed on to support the Network’s initiatives as part of their company’s mission to educate the next generation of ethanol industry leaders. Some of the members of the YPN have also formed a working group that is dedicated to assisting the industry in recruiting and retaining top-notch talent and plans to host projects that will provide resources to companies across the industry in assisting their employee recruitment efforts.

Those who wish to learn more about the Young Professionals Network can go to EthanolRFA.org/YPN for more information.

Listen to an interview with RFA’s Manager of Member Relations, Jackie Pohlman, who is leading the initiative.
Interview with Jackie Pohlman, RFA

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