2020 Leadership

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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. 

 

As an Athens Local, Dillon Myrick didn’t stray too far to study Speech Communication and Marketing at Tarleton State University shortly after high-school. After several sales and marketing jobs, Dillon knows what truly drives conversations. It was no surprise that he settled in with a great company like Allstate Insurance, where he is a regional top sales producer, assisting businesses, families and individuals in protecting themselves against loss and/or lawsuit. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering and networking events, and  enjoys relaxing with his wife and 2 dogs at their home here in Tyler. Thankful for an amazing group of likeminded young professionals, Dillon takes time to make sure new members are welcomed in a way that has become customary to Tylerites.

 

Katie Hall is a native of East Texas. She joined the Tyler Young Professionals Network in 2017 and has enjoyed meeting new people through this organization. In 2007, Katie graduated with honors from Tyler Junior College and received an Associate of Arts Degree in Mass Communication. She then transferred to the University of Texas at Tyler where she graduated with honors in 2009 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism. From 2009-2017, Katie worked at Tyler Junior College as the Coordinator of Scholarships. In 2017, she accepted a position as the Sr. Coordinator of Admissions and Enrollment at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Katie has worked in higher education for over nine years and is very passionate about education and learning. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration Degree at the University of Texas at Tyler and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020. In 2018, Katie was selected to participate in the Leadership Tyler Core Program, Class 32. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in her hometown of Van, TX and has a nine-year-old nephew, Nathan, and a three-year-old niece, Leah.

 

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. In her free time, she enjoys jogging  the trails, crocheting, updating her planner or spending time with her pup, Cardi. 

 

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 on the board of the Heart of Tyler Promotions Committee, Make-a-Wish North Texas, Future Business Coalition and the Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Alpha. In her spare time Shawna loves spending time with her husband Greg, her son, Jayshawn and daughter, Gabriella.

 

Scott Shtofman is a commercial drone pilot and CEO of his company Quad Axis. He pilots with a technical focus on situational awareness, inspections, construction tracking, large area photos, and policy development. Scott is also a Texas licensed attourney in good standing and brings a fresh perspective to any situation. Because of his backgrounds in government, business, accounting, and law, Scott can consult on complex concepts of operations, safety management systems, certificates of waiver, and certificates of authorization, just to name a few areas of focus. Scott most values TYPN for the networking oportunities in Tyler Professionals throughout the different fields. Outside of TYPN, Scott is a board member of the Hear of Tyler, a member of the UASSC Working group, and a mamber of the F38 Unmanned Systems group. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Andi and son Charlie.
 

 

Kaitlyn Carroll, from The Woodlands, TX, attended Louisiana Tech University to study Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. While at Tech, Kaitlyn was an active part of campus, creating and hosting a college radio show, freelance writing for the college newspaper and volunteering weekly with the International Student Association. After graduating, Kaitlyn moved to South Korea to study Korean language for one year and get a Global MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Yonsei University in Seoul. During her education, Kaitlyn held internships at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and LG Electronics in Seoul, South Korea. In January 2019, Kaitlyn moved to Tyler to work as a Human Resource Associate with Nestlé Waters – Ozarka, and chose to get involved with TYPN as a way to become more involved in Tyler and give back to the local community. Kaitlyn is also an active member of the Young Professionals (YoPros) at Grace Community Church. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys traveling, $5 movie Tuesdays, yoga, trying new foods and hanging out with her cat, Oreo.  

 

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 has been on the promotions board for the Heart of Tyler as well as being a member of the Tyler Heart Association Heartball committee 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. 

 
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