Leadership

Chastity Butterfield
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Chastity Butterfield

Past President
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Chastity was born and raised in Lima, graduating from Shawnee in 1999. She attended the Ohio State University where she caught Scarlet Fever and became a Buckeye for life! After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, she moved to Nashville. But she quickly “boomeranged” back to her hometown, where she immediately got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, matching with a 3rd grader who has now graduated from high school! In the 10 years since returning, Chastity has mastered many roles in her family’s businesses, with the intention of someday running the entire operation. Seeing that there were some opportunities to promote positive changes in the community, Chastity became active with the Lima Young Professionals, serving various roles like Professional Development Chair, Community Development Chair, Secretary, Vice-President, President, and now, Past President. Chastity also invested multiple years on the board of Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership (LACNIP) and is currently serving on the Lima/Allen County Food Policy Council, as well as representing the Lima Young Professionals on the Citizens Action Committee for the Lima/Allen County Regional Planning Commission. Chastity is a home-owner and landlord, and has intentions to continue buying and renting out more properties, so that everyone who wants it has a nice, affordable place to live within the City of Lima.
Jason Stolly
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Jason Stolly

President
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I am Jason Stolly, YP 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

Vice President
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I am Brian Baker from Burden Construction Co. and as your Vice 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

Secretary
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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.

 

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

Katie Etgen
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Katie Etgen

Marketing Chair
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I am Katie Etgen, Marketing Coordinator for Spherion Staffing Services. As the Marketing Chair for the Lima Young Professionals 2016, along with the rest of the team, my goals are to increase our social media presence, increase our attendance at community events and to grow our Lima Young Professionals (LimaYP) organization. As the Marketing Chair, I am responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Lima YP Social Media pages, as well as our Lima YP website. Currently, we are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. On these pages, you will find posts about upcoming events, what’s going on in the local Lima community, motivational and professional tips, photos and event recaps, sponsor recognitions and meeting your local YP members; our infamous “hashtags” are #LimaYP, #LimaYPSocial and #MeettheYPs. By increasing our social media presence and adding value, our events (like Pub Club and ProD) have gradually increased in attendance! For 2016, we have brought on 2 co-chairs for Marketing and we are so excited to expand our efforts to grow the Lima Young Professionals in Lima/Allen County!
Katee Fenimore
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Katee Fenimore

Marketing Co-Chair
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I am Katee, Communications Coordinator for St. Rita's Health Partners, and as the marketing co-chair for the Lima Young Professionals in 2016, it is my number one goal to grow our social media presence and in turn, increase awareness and participation for our Lima Young Professionals organization. Lime YP is currently active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. I will be posting content regularly to share professional tips, event invites, recaps and photos, volunteer opportunities, local news and much more with our followers. Follow #LimaYP to stay up to date!
Josh Morris
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Josh Morris

Marketing Co-Chair
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Coming Soon!
Lauren Schwaiger
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Lauren Schwaiger

Social Development Co-Chair
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As your Social Development Co-Chair, I look forward to continuing the networking opportunities at the local Lima establishments, as well as outings and family fun events. The social events connect individuals from a variety of backgrounds and forms professionals relationships in casual, relaxed settings. Remember - you don't have to be a member of the Lima YP to attend out social hours and gatherings, all are welcome! So, for starters, join us the last Thursday of every month for our exciting Pub Club events! Other events will be planned throughout the year as well.
Haleigh Grimes
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Haleigh Grimes

Social Development Co-Chair
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As an active leader in both the Lima Young Professionals and in the Lima community, Haleigh is dedicated to facilitating local networking opportunities for young professionals in a fun and friendly environment throughout the year. The Lima YP is committed to providing the young professionals with the opportunity to attend career oriented and family orientated social activities. Take advantage of these great social activities, and you'll be sure to experience both personal and professional growth.
Ann Wiechart
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Ann Wiechart

Professional Development Co-Chair
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I am Ann Wiechart and as the Professional Development Co-Chair for the Lima Young Professionals, I am committed to hosting 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.
LaShae Torres
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LaShae Torres

Professional Development Co-Chair
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Coming Soon!
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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Coming Soon!
Brady Schroeder
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Brady Schroeder

Membership Co-Chair
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Coming Soon!
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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Coming Soon!
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.