Paducah Young Professionals names new Co-Chairs; First 2021 program set for January 26

Published Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:00 pm

The Paducah Young Professionals (PYP) organization has selected Rhiannon Jenkins of U.S. Bank and Cullen Pope of Baird Housman Financial Group as the 2021 Co-Chairs of the PYP Steering Committee. 

PYP, a division of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, was established to provide social and professional opportunities for emerging leaders, age 21-40. The goal of PYP is to connect, engage and develop our community’s current network of young professionals and entice others to relocate to our community. 

“PYP is such a great way to network with likeminded people in our community and provides young professionals a plethora of opportunities for professional and personal growth,” Jenkins said. “With each event, we strive to give our members a way to connect with people that they may never encounter in their regular day-to-day activities and experience all the great things our community has to offer.” 

Jenkins is a Treasury Management & Payments Consultant with U.S. Bank. She earned a BA in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky. She is a member of Paducah Professional Women; serves on the Leadership Paducah Alumni Association Board; the U.S. Bank Western Kentucky Development Network board; and is a United Way Reading Pal.  Pope is a Financial Advisor at Baird Housman Financial Group. He is a graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club and serves as the Membership Growth & Development Chair. 

Other members of the 2021 PYP Steering Committee are Mackenzie Abbott, Touchdowns and Tunes, LLC; Patrick Brumley, Beltline Electric Company; LaToya Burton, Housing Authority of Paducah; Kathryn Byers, City of Paducah; Jim Dudley, Systems Solutions; Matt Eddy, Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC; Emily Grimes, Arnold Realty Group; Meagan Pope, Ribbon Chix; Jared Sigler, Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins, Blankenship & Sigler, LLP; Ashley Simmons, Kemper CPA Group; Quent Smith, Community Financial Services Bank; Jason Staub, Baptist Health Paducah; and Abby Wrinkle, Northwestern Mutual. 

The first PYP event for 2021 is a goal-setting workshop titled “360 Degree Goals.”  Terri Lundberg, CEO of Lundberg Medical Imaging, will lead the program. The virtual event will be held at noon on Tuesday, January 26. The event is open to PYP members and potential members. Register to attend the Zoom workshop at paducahchamber.org. 

The interactive workshop will assist participants in creating some actionable steps, supported by scientific research, to craft a path of personal and professional growth for 2021 and beyond.  The group will discuss goal domains, personality types and its bearing on goal achievement, as well as effective goal achievement strategies.  

Lundberg serves as the Paducah Chamber’s Vice Chair of Education and Workforce. “We can all agree that goal-setting is crucial to achievement. However, how many times do we find ourselves with the best intentions yet drift in a non-productive or even self-destructive path?” asked Lundberg.  “This workshop will provide the tools to keep you on the path of meeting your goals.”

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