Information for NEXT Members:
One of our main goals in NEXT is to provide a qualified and engaging speaker at each of our membership meetings. We strive to bring in well-known community leaders to are experts in their field.
Past Speakers Include:
Brent Kelly CEO, BizzGrizz
Brian Huonker Marketing Analyst, State Farm
Mayor Tari Renner Mayor, City of Bloomington
Alan Sender COO, Chestnut Health Systems
Julie Kubsch Owner, Specs Around Town
Gina Mandros Community President, Easter Seals
Greg Cook GM, Great Plains Media
Carlo Robustelli Development Director, WGLT & McLean County Board
Jack Bataoel Realtor & Business Owner
Scott Black AFNI & Bloomington City Council
Jamie Mathy Entrepreneur & Business Owner
R.C. McBride GLT Interim Manager, Normal City Council
Information for interested speakers:
A valuable component of our monthly meetings involves our speakers. One benefit of being part of the NEXT Professionals is the opportunity to engage in monthly dialogue with key leaders in our community through presentations on selected topics that are most relevant to young professionals. NEXT Professionals seek out opportunities to grow in their personal and professional lives, which is a key result of such programming.
Past topics include:
How you can help: We invite you to please consider presenting to the NEXT Professionals at one of our monthly meetings. We are constantly seeking vibrant speakers who can engage our membership on a variety of topics that are relevant to their personal and professional success. Our meetings are the last Tuesday of each month with our speaker presenting from 12:10pm – 1:00pm. If you are interested and would like further information, please contact our Program Chair, Sarah Crowley.