The demands placed on young business leaders often come with long hours, extensive travel and last-minute schedule changes – a lifestyle that can take time away from the personal relationships that matter most.

We are proud to announce that our very own, Laura Nestler of Springfield, IL, recently joined the Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (YPO) Illini Chapter Board as their Youth and Family Officer to help our local chapter’s members alleviate some of those stresses.

As a 2013-2014 YPO Illini Chapter Board Member, Laura will work to coordinate programs for YPO Illini Chapter members, spouses/partners, and children with an understanding that strengthening families is integral to building better leaders. Laura will also coordinate programs that are focused on bringing YPO parents and children (ages 6-18) together to become encouraged to strengthen their relationships and improve their interpersonal communication skills, team-building and listening skills.

Her first event, Becoming Your Best / A Flight Plan For Life, is tentatively scheduled for December 7, 2013 in Champaign, Illinois. More information is to follow.

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects you with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™.