Young Professionals of Stillwater connects members through educational, social and service opportunities, which foster personal and professional growth.
Who We Are
If you are looking for networking, leadership, and social opportunities for young working adults in Stillwater, you have come to the right place. YPS is a diverse group of working adults in our 20s-40s who want to explore educational, social, and community-oriented opportunities together.
What We Do
Create an outlet for young professionals to interact with one another and get involved in the community through professional networking and social events.
Young Professionals of Stillwater’s goal is to organize cultural and educational options locally that are fun and inspiring, including monthly networking opportunities, volunteer events, and other special activities. As our organization is continuing to grow with new members, YPS constantly strives to bring programs that will help you grow both personally and professionally.
View our Chamber Calendar to see a full list of all YPS Events.
Come hang out with us!
YPS is free to join with minimal fees for some events. To become a Young Professional of Stillwater, complete the form below. As soon as we receive your membership form, you will receive a welcome letter and notifications of events and networking opportunities.
Apply for the YPS Leadership Council!
Looking for a way to get more involved?
Use the form below to apply for the YPS Leadership Council. This Council meets monthly to discuss programing, networking, and more. New council members will begin their term in January.
Board of Directors
Leaders Under 40
Help us recognize leaders!
We see the difference you’re making in the Stillwater community and we want to recognize you and others for those contributions. Young Professionals of Stillwater began Leaders Under 40 (previously Emerging Leaders) to celebrate the accomplishments of those who are making a difference in Stillwater – personally, professionally and civically. Leaders may be nominated by themselves or others. If you live and/or work in Stillwater, and you are under 40, you are invited to apply to be recognized as a dynamic, young community leader.
Chamber staff and YPS board members are eligible for the award. To create equity for the awards, all judging is blind and the judges are not associated with the Chamber staff or YPS board. Applicants who move on to round two will be notified by September 27th to the email provided. By submitting this application, you are agreeing to sign up for the free YPS membership and communications.
We hope that you will join us as we recognize these leaders and celebrate the accomplishments of all of our nominees.
2022 Top Leaders
Melinda Bell, Cochran Bell
Mik Bowlan, Payne County Pride Association
Courtney Callison, Payne County Election Board
Heather Houle, The Saville Center
Allison Keys, Wooden Nickel
Baleigh Mansfield, Legacy Village
Maggie McCracken, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Kylie Moulton, Oklahoma Department of CareerTech
Lauren Sneed, Stillwater Martial Arts
Tyler Sparks, Stillwater Fire Department
2021 Top Leaders
Haley Annuschat, Exchange Bank
Irissa Baxter-Luper, Oklahoma State University
Colt Chandler, Oklahoma State Police Department
Cali Crissup, Social 174
Kane Mach, Stillwater Public Schools
Christian Oldham, Oklahoma Community Credit Union
Sarah Priest, PartnerSource
Candace Robinson, Farmers Insurance
Crystal Wilson, Oklahoma State University
Clyde Wilson, Oklahoma State University
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