YPOCC BOARD MEMBERS
AMY NILMEIER - CO-President
Amy is responsible for leading all brand management and public affairs as Co-President. In addition, Amy expands YPOCC's outreach via sponsorship acquisitions and relationship management.
Amy is an experienced CPA and Litigation Professional at Gursey & Schneider LLP.
Stephanie Williams - CO-President
As Co-President alongside Amy, Stephanie oversees all operational and strategic elements of YPoCC, as well as actively promotes the organization.
Stephanie joined UBS Private Wealth Management as a Client Associate in 2017, and has since obtained her Series 7 & 66 securities licenses. She works on a team of 6 financial advisors, handling the day-to-day financial needs of high net worth and ultra high net worth clients.
Erika BALLA - Vice President / Founder
Erika founded YPoCC in 2015 when she noticed a lack of community amongst the vast population of young professionals in Century City. She oversees event organization and assists in sponsorship outreach.
Prior to joining UBS, Erika worked at Merrill Lynch in their Private Banking and Investment Group as a Registered Private Wealth Associate. She joined UBS Private Wealth Management in 2013 and is part of a team of investment professionals who focus on the investing needs of ultra-affluent individuals and families, corporations, endowments and foundations.
Laura Leventhal - Director OF Community Relations
As Director of Community Relations for YPoCC, Laura works to cultivate partnerships and engagement through community and socially impactful activities.
As Director of the Host Town Program at the Special Olympics World Summer Games LA, the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015, she managed communications and events for 80+ Southern California communities.
At EcoMediaCBS, a division of CBS that develops socially responsible initiatives in conjunction with national media programs, Laura worked in both Strategic Advertising Partnerships and Public Relations. Following the World Games, Laura was Manager of Corporate Partnerships for Starlight Children’s Foundation, a global non-profit supporting children’s health and wellness.
Austin Del'Ve - Director of Sponsorship
Austin leads all sponsorship efforts and outreach for YPoCC. In addition, he contributes to the organizational and analytical needs of the organization.
At UBS Private Wealth Managment, Austin has worked in the financial services industry for over 4 years and joined UBS Private Wealth Management in 2012. Before being promoted to Financial Advisor, Austin spent 2 years in the UBS Wealth Planning Analyst program within the Private Wealth Management Division.
Chris Syregelas - CHAIRMAN
Chris earned his BS degree in Finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He joined UBS in 2017 as a Wealth Strategy Associate in the Private Wealth Management Division. In his current role, Chris is responsible for portfolio reviews, performance reporting, and investment research.
Chris was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and now lives in Culver City, California. In his free time he enjoys working out, traveling, and watching his favorite sports teams.