June 2022

Meet the New President

In the past few months, GRYP has elected a new President! Brandon Diller is excited to bring fresh innovation and his passion for this community to his time in this role.
Upcoming Events!

After taking a couple of months for organizational adjustments, we are excited to bring you a month full of exciting events!

Join us at our next free event on June 7th at 5:45 at City Flats Hotel as we welcome Graci Harkema of Graci LLC for a workshop on Embracing Diversity, Overcoming Bias & Rising in Inclusion.
New Connections and Opportunities

Grand Rapids Young Professionals is looking for you to join our Board of Directors!

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Brandon Diller directly.
Meet the New President
Currently, as the Operations Manager at Servo Innovations LLC, a privately owned engineering company that specializes in quality testing equipment and metrology, Brandon oversees all employees and projects of this rapidly expanding corporation. Leading the charge in optimization of daily business processes, he has spiked an increase in profit margins as well as facilitated the ushering in of a cross-generational and multi-national business model that ensures growth for years to come. Previously as a Project Manager and Production Coordinator, Brandon has demonstrated his hand in successful project implementation and resource management for engineering companies across different industries.

Brandon Diller takes worldly experiences and gains applicable insight to propel his professional and personal life in an upward trajectory. Intuitively seeing the prospect for opportunities within the fabric of volunteer-based organizations, Brandon works cohesively with fellow administration members to help them realize their potential through efficient and effective operative processes to collectively move towards an advantageous goal. Brandon currently serves as the Director of Operations for the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber of Commerce while also providing continual support to the community through volunteer based service within local non-profits.

Serving on the board for GRYP over the past 3 years as Membership Chair, Brandon was determined to make the transition to President of the organization. Brandon is excited to work off of a great existing foundation while bringing fresh innovative ideas and the passion for the Grand Rapids community to the forefront of his leadership as the new President.

We are looking forward to you all joining us at our upcoming Events! Follow us on social media and Eventbrite to stay in the know on all the event postings.
Embracing Diversity, Overcoming Bias & Rising in Inclusion
Date: June 7th
Time: 5:45 - 8:00 pm

The Learning objectives are for workshop attendees:
o Understand organizational business cases of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
o learn how to build an inclusive workplace.
o Identify ways to address and check unconscious bias.
o Apply tangible steps to be an inclusive leader.
o Implement action steps and continued learning for inclusion and equity.
Thank you to our sponsor Steelcase for brining this workshop to our community at no cost!

The Grand Rapids Young Professionals is teaming up with the Young Lawyers Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association to host a completely free event for you and your young professional friends!
Date: June 16th
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: Free! We will have a food truck, drinks, music, and yard games! We ask that you RSVP by Tuesday June 7th.
Date: July 12th - August 2nd (every Tuesday over the course of 4 weeks)
Cost: $60

We are excited to start the first session of the GRYP Summer Golf Clinic this week! For all of you who missed the available spots for the first session, make sure you secure your ticket for the second session: spaces are limited!
Session topics include:
July 12th- Chipping and Putting (Short Game Area) (6:00PM - 7:30PM)
July 19th- Grip, Stance, Posture, Beginning Golf Swing (6:00PM - 7:00PM)
July 26st- Review on Fundamentals, Complete Golf Swing (6:00PM - 7:00PM)
August 2nd- Complete Golf Swing at Driving Range (6:00PM - 7:00PM)
6pm - 7pm for each session (except week 1 which goes until 7:30pm)

Don’t own golf clubs? Thornapple Pointe will have clubs available to use at no additional cost. $60 covers all 4 sessions. Please note that sessions cannot be purchased individually. This round of clinics is limited to 16 participants for more personalized instruction.

New Connections and Opportunities!
Looking for passionate individuals looking to make a difference in our community!
GRYP is 100% volunteer run by our board and committees, and we're looking to fill some open roles!

Whether you're brand new to GRYP or you're a seasoned member, we'd like to invite you to get more involved with the organization. We're looking to add both board members and committee members to our team. For more information on any of these opportunities or to apply, email Brandon Diller directly at Brandon.Diller@servoinnovations.com
Open Board Positions:

  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Legal Counsel
Committees Looking for Members:

  • Social/Events
  • Fundraising
  • Community Involvement
  • Membership
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Public Relations