29 Jun 2017 2:26 PM | John Felts

Fifteen emerging leaders have been named to the 
Board of Directors of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI), it was announced today.

Effective July 1, Ryan Krueckeberg will begin a two-year term as president, and Savannah Robinson will serve as vice president.

The Board of Directors, which meets monthly, is the governing body of YLNI that will guide the organization to fulfill its goals.

·Ryan Krueckeberg, President (Lincoln Financial Group)

·Savannah Robinson, Vice President (Barnes & Thornburg LLP)

·Sarah Verpooten, Secretary (Strahm Building Solutions)

·David Curry, Treasurer (Lake City Bank)

·Patrick Florea, Director at Large, Executive Committee (JH Specialty, Inc.)

·Abigail Zimmer, Vice President, Membership (Creative Financial Staffing)

·Kourtney Teegardin, Vice President, Leadership Development (Design Collaborative)

·Pone Vongphachanh, Vice President, Community Impact (Upstate Alliance of Realtors)

·John Felts, Vice President, Communications (City of Fort Wayne)

·Kelly Rentschler, Vice President, Social Programming (EASi An Aerotek Company)

·Chris Reeves, Vice President, Fund Development (ProFed Federal Credit Union)

·Vinod Vijayan, Director, Large of Technology (Eaton Corporation)

·Tim Zink, Director at Large, Living Fort Wayne (IPFW)

·Rena Burden, Director at Large, Leadership Development (Turnstone)

·John Foxworthy, Director at Large, Fund Development (Mahara Wealth Partners)

The board's day-to-day activities include a variety of tasks, such as event planning, securing funding, and serving as advocates for the emerging professional demographic in our region. 

"I’m honored to serve as the next president and feel privileged to lead our board of directors,” Krueckeberg said. “Our board is comprised of passionate and committed emerging leaders who are eager to help make a positive difference in our community.”

Established in 2005, YLNI is a group of dynamic emerging leaders that aims to engage the community and make a positive impact in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. The mission of the 2,500-plus person network is to attract, develop, and retain emerging leaders through community, professional and social engagement.

To learn more about YLNI, the organization's board and committees, or how you can become a member of YLNI, visit 

P.O. Box 10774
Fort Wayne, IN  46853

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