YPOCC BOARD MEMBERS
Grant DUgger - President
Moved to Los Angeles in February of 2016 to work at UBS Private Wealth Management. After being introduced to the YPOCC organization, he since cultivated a strong network and has since taken over as active President.
As President, Grant overseas all operational and strategic elements of YPoCC.
Grant joined UBS Private Wealth Managment in 2015 as a Financial Analyst. In his current role, Grant is responsible for portfolio review, performance reporting and investment research.
Erika Fisher - 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.
Ben Griesse - Director of Leadership
As one of the first members of YPoCC, Ben immediately saw the potential of an exciting and fast-growing network of powerful young people. Ben advises on strategy, assists with growth opportunities and acts as head evangelist.
Ben is a Vice President of Business Development at Conduent, the world's largest provider of business process services. As part of Conduent Legal and Compliance Solutions, Ben works with corporate legal counsel, law firms and risk and compliance departments to drive efficiency and cost-saving strategies within their legal departments.
AMY NILMEIER - PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Amy is responsible for leading all brand management, and public affairs. 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.