Leadership

Jason Stolly
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Jason Stolly

Past President
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I am Jason Stolly, YP past President for 2016. We are a group of young professionals dedicated to the development of future leaders in the Lima/Allen County area. The goal of the Lima YP is to promote all of the wonderful things that our community has to offer, as well as assist with the attraction and retention of young, talented individuals. Our organization focuses on professional development, leadership, teamwork, giving back to the community, volunteering, social engagement and networking. The Lima YP continues to evolve and grow each year as a direct result of its members and their dedication and commitment to making this a great community. We are looking forward to another amazing year!
Brian Baker
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Brian Baker

President
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I am Brian Baker from Burden Construction Co. and as your President, my goals and commitments for the Lima YPs are: to promote an atmosphere conducive to the development of future leaders of the Lima/Allen County area and to add to the quality of like in the greater Lima/Allen County area in order to attract and retain talented young professionals for our community workforce and organizations.
Alexa Miller
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Alexa Miller

Vice President
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Alexa Miller is proof God thinks BIG. Whether it’s her BIG smile or her BIG energy or the BIG challenges she tackles with BIG passion beneath BIG hair she’s coiffed to survive a BIG hurricane, Alexa “The Golden Girl” Miller delivers BIG results for those who desire a fit and healthy lifestyle. But ask anyone the secret to this Blonde “3”-Bomb-shell’s success and they’ll point out Alexa’s amazing attitude,Or her gritty work ethic,Or her super-marvelous, extra-BIG heart. As Anytime Fitness Lima’s Director of Marketing and club manager, this Self-Esteem Siren meshes her love for helping others with her “feel the burn” spirit. From her days as a hardwood heroine at Archbold High School and UNOH, "Coach Lex" raced to a Marketing Degree before coaching the women’s basketball team and work-horsing her way through the athletic department. Eventually, that life gave way to a personal training world at Anytime Fitness where her wealth of health knowledge helps members find confidence and lose fat. When this Athletic Advocate marches out of the gym, our Stylin'-Profilin'-Dodge-Ram Drivin’ Queen sprints into a non-stop social life that has her traveling the globe. Among her many loves are her husband Brandon, her daughter Cozy, her Brady bunch like family and the Michigan State Spartans.
Ann Welly
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Ann Welly

Secretary
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I am Ann Wiechart and as Secretary for the Lima Young Professionals, I am committed helping with the monthly luncheons that provide networking opportunities, community awareness and exposure to professionals who want to share their experiences. I am very excited to be able to provide the young professionals with the ability to expand their skill sets and be better prepared for what their futures hold in the Lima/Allen County region

 

Each of our presidents, upon fulfilling their term, will hold a position on the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Board for one year.


Action Committees

LaShae Torres
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LaShae Torres

Professional Development Co-Chair
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I am LaShae Torres and I currently serve as the Development Executive for Coleman Professional Services - Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties. I am so fortunate to pair my professional experience of fundraising with my passion of helping others in my current position. I will serve as Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Lima Young Professionals 2016 and am so excited for this opportunity. My goal as co-chair is to provide a platform for us, as Young Professionals to learn more about the community we live and work in. I hope to generate excitement for all that is happening in Lima / Allen County by co-hosting monthly luncheons to invite other young professionals to learn about volunteer possibilities, networking and professional development opportunities.
Ashley Meas
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Ashley Meas

Community Engagement Co-Chair
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As a Community Engagement Co-Chair for 2016 one of my initiatives is to continue the strong presence for the Lima Young Professionals in the local community. We are adding an increased number of events and fundraisers to the 2016 calendar and are looking for young professionals that would like to give back and become more immersed in local affairs. In 2016 the Community Engagement Committee and Lima Young Professionals will also be the driving force behind the Love Lima Campaign, which promotes positive awareness for those who live, work, play and raise families in the Lima/Allen County area.
Taylor Johnson
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Taylor Johnson

Community Engagement Co-Chair
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Hi! I’m Taylor Johnson, Brand Manager and Webmaster at the419. As a Lima-transplant, I can say first hand that the Lima Young Professionals are a key component in welcoming and retaining talent in our community. I am very excited to now be serving on the very board that helped me see all that Lima has to offer. As the Community Engagement Co-Chair for 2016, one of my initiatives is to re-launch the “I Love Lima” campaign. The campaign is powered by the YP’s and its mission is to be a positive voice in our community, actively combatting the naysayers. Do you love Lima? Tell us why! Upload a picture of something you love about our community using the hashtag #LoveLima. Happy posting!
Matt Sutton
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Matt Sutton

Membership Co-Chair
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My name is Matthew Sutton and I am Membership Co-Chair for the Lima YP. From a membership perspective, our goal is to retain and grow our presence throughout the community in a variety of industries to include by not limited to small business, medical, manufacturing, non-profit, education and service related occupations. The greater our membership reach becomes, the more powerful our message to retain and bring young aspiring individuals to the community will be. I am a graduate of Ohio Northern University and Northern Michigan University, and currently serve as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Courtyard by Marriott here in Lima, Ohio. I also serve as a Navy reservist and am a proud member of the Lima Sertoman Chapter. I look forward to a fantastic 2016, and making the most of all the opportunities the Lima YP has to offer.
Tim Sielschott
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Tim Sielschott

YP Cabinet Co-Chair
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After graduating from Bath High School, Tim went on to Colby College in Waterville, Maine to earn his Bachelor's Degree in History with a minor in Finance. He has been married to his wife, Katie, since 2004 and together they have one son named Audie. Tim began his career in the Financial Services Industry with Edward Jones in 2004. In 2012, Tim made the decision to embark on a new path and joined LPL Financial to begin Sielschott Financial Services. As a long time resident of Lima, Tim has been involved in numerous civic activities since returning to the area in 2004. This includes board members of the Lima Library Association, Charter Member of Lima Young Professionals and Assistant Football Coach at Lima Central Catholic. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC.
Ashley Ackelson
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Ashley Ackelson

YP Cabinet Co-Chair
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I am Ashley Ackelson of E.S. Evans and Company. As Community Cabinet Co-Chair, my commitment is to provide opportunities for the Lima Young Professionals to grow their knowledge of the legislative and executive processes. My goal is to, through events and publications, provide the informational resources that Lima YP members need to get involved. My goal is to also expand the knowledge that local government officials have of the Young Professionals so that they can better assist us. We are very important members of the community, and we need to effectively make our voices heard.
Ben Bucher
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Ben Bucher

Mentor Program Co-Chair
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Ben is excited to be a co-chair for the new Mentor Lima Program with Lima YP. Mentorship has always been a big passion of his as he understands the power and invaluable lessons of learning from those who have already been successful. He is currently the General Manager of the Lewis Family McDonald's in Bluffton, Ohio."Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction" - John C. Crosby
Victoria Gonzalez
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Victoria Gonzalez

Mentor Program Co-Chair
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Coming Soon!

 

If you are interested in being a part of our Action Committee, please reach out to any of our Leadership or Committee Chairs.