2020 Leadership

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Vice President



Events Committee




Committee Chairman



Committee Chairman

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Committee Chairman



Committee Chairman


April Feliciano is a Tyler native and attended Southern Methodist University to study Philosophy and Economics. While in college, April was the Vice President of Operations for the SMU Entrepreurship Club, she also acted as a service ambassador in west Dallas through the university. After graduating April proceeded to work with a startup company in management and marketing before moving to Charleston, South Carolina to pursue a career in law. After earning several professional licenses, April decided to move back to Tyler to pursue a career in marketing for Feliciano Financial Group where she is now the marketing coordinator for the company. April joined TYPN as part of a mission to be more involved in her hometown. She attributes TYPN for providing instrumental networking events for the good of Tyler professionals. Outside of TYPN, April is on the promotions committee for the Heart of Tyler, a member of the Tyler Heart Association Heartball committee, a member of the Junior League of Tyler and a volunteer for the Tyler Cattle Barons Gala. In her spare time April enjoys traveling, reading and being the proud dog-mom of Kiki Lee. 


Shawna Yockey-Bryant, originally from Parsons, Kansas, works as a marketing specialist at M. Roberts Media, Shawna has a heavy hand in many events and promotions. Her efforts for the Chamber of Commerce has earned her a position as a member of the contact club ensuring a smooth image with the recruting and maintianing members while serving as a liaison between the Chamber and the community. Shawna originally joined TYPN as a mission to be more connected with likeminded individuals in the community. Outside of TYPN Shawna is the Heart of Tyler Promotions Committee Co-Chair, a volunteer with Make-a-Wish North Texas, Future Business Coalition and the Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Alpha as well as Visit Tyler. In her spare time Shawna loves spending time with her husband Greg, her son, Jayshawn and daughter, Gabriella.


Kevin Judy, a native of Mansfield, Texas, after graduating from college, Kevin worked in Houston and was eventually transfered to Tyler where he contintued his career as a Commerical Insurance Producer at Hibbs-Hallmark. Through his career as an insurance producer, Kevin insures Zip Lines, Aerial Adventure Parks, Challenge Courses, Camps, and all other types of businesses. Kevin originally joined TYPN to find friendship after moving to Tyler from Houston, TX. Kevin is passionate about TYPN because of the impact the organization has had in bringing him a network of individuals he is proud to call his friends. Outside of TYPN, Kevin is also very involved in the community, serving on the board of Junior Achievement which teaches financial literacy in the classroom from children in 4th grade to 12th grade. 


Whitney Rockwell, a native of Gatesville, Texas, attended Stephen F. Austin State University, earning her Bachelor’s of Sciene with a focus in Health Science. While in college, she was a member of the Student Wellness Action Team (SWAT), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the Purple Haze Association, worked in the office of Dean of Student Affairs, and was an Orientation Leader. After graduating,  Whitney moved to Tyler, TX to follow a work opportunity as well as to be closer to her family. Whitney currently works at the UT Health Science Center where she does community outreach for the prevantative heathcare grants. Whitney joined TYPN after visiting a monthly After Hours where she found a true welcoming culture. She attributes TYPN to helping her grow as a person career-wise and expand on her networking skills. Outside of TYPN Whitney is a member of the Healthy Me, Healthy Baby Coalition, the Junior League of Tyler and a part of Leadership Tyler Class 34. In her free time, she enjoys jogging  the trails, crocheting, updating her planner or spending time with her pup, Cardi. 


Lauren McDonald is an Office Assistant/Photo Booth Attendant at Inkredible Sounds. If you want some killer photos with your friends, or host an incredible party, she is the lady to talk to. Lauren was born and raised right here in Tyler, TX, and is proud of it! Not only is she organized and driven, but also has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work to back it up. One of her goals for TYPN in 2021 as the Membership Chair, is to bring in as many like-minded individuals to help build their networking skills and /or business and to help get the TYPN name out there. 


Jonathan Knight is a Business Owner and the Operator of Strategos Solutions LLC. He has a passion for creating and developing beautifully curated websites for your business. Jonathan is a driven individual who values relationships above all else. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Not originally from Tyler, Jonathan has still found community and built strong relationships during his time with TYPN and also Grace Community Church.


Daisy Phillips is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Altra Federal Credit Union. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler, and an Associate's Degree in Advertising/Public Relations from TJC. She is happily married to her wonderful husband Allen and loves to spend time with her kids. She has a heart for people and a drive to help bring better awareness to TYPN among the non-profit community.


Trey Cobb is the Executive Director of The Innovation Pipeline. A recent graduate from The University of Texas at Tyler with a B.A. in Marketing and Founding Father of Iota Pi chapter of Delta Sigma Phi. Trey has a passion for service and continues to serve the Tyler community through his church, pets fur people, and coordination with the American Red Cross. Born and raised here in Tyler, TX, is one of Trey's pride and joys, wouldn't want to live anywhere else. He has a goal of increasing TYPN memberships and making information more accessible to members and new affiliates. 

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