Name, position, organization

Rhette Baughman, Director of Marketing & Communications, National Speakers Association

How long have you been a YNPN Phoenix member?

4 years

Favorite YNPN event or memory?

The first time I attended Beers & Ballots was such a turning point for me. I disliked local politics and chose to simply ignore them rather than educate myself. After attending YNPN’s Beers & Ballots, I realized the importance of local politics, the necessity for us ALL to be involved, and met some great people whom I now call friends. 

Favorite place in Phoenix to grab a drink?

Any given night you can find me at The Gladly or Bitter & Twisted

What was it about your organization that made you want to be involved?

The ability to connect with like-minded individuals in similar professions

Tell us about one of the most valuable things you’ve learned from working for your organization (or nonprofit orgs in general).

I’ve learned the power of community and how far passionate unity can take you.

What one piece of advice would you offer someone who’s new to the nonprofit industry?

The grovelling gets easier when you stay focused on the mission.

What do you hope to contribute to YNPN Phoenix as a new board member?

I hope my experiences can encourage and assist other young professionals. I also hope to help YP’s connect with each other to form long-lasting friendships.