YP Champion of the Month: Casey Sigrist

Tell us about yourself. Where do you work and how long has Lincoln been home?

I work at the Cornhusker Marriott which actually is the reason that I moved to Lincoln. I have worked my way up to my current position as the Wedding and Catering Sales Manager at The Cornhusker. It is a great position that lets me work with business’s and organization’s planning dinners and events as well as also talk to couples getting married about the happiest day of the lives and help them make their dreams come true.

How or why did you get involved with Lincoln YPG?

I got involved in Lincoln YPG through my work. My coworker is a Lincoln Chamber Ambassador and suggested YPG to be a representative of the Cornhusker and since I was new to Lincoln I wanted an opportunity to network and make connections. Lincoln YPG has been a great way to meet other people in Lincoln and I have found other young professionals that are also new to Lincoln that are looking for connections just like me.

Why do you love Lincoln? What keeps you here? Why did you move here?

I have a wonderful senior rescue dog and he enjoys going to the dog parks here. I am also the member of a fun bike group called Pub Peddler’s that explore all the different restaurants around Lincoln. I’m a book lover and the libraries in Lincoln are really great and up-to-date with a lot to offer.

You can reach Casey at CSigrist@thecornhusker.com.

About YP Champions

YP Champions is a rad group of highly-engaged young professionals in the Lincoln community.

We’re your neighbors, co-workers and friends. We’re also leaders looking for expanded opportunities to connect with Lincoln YPG and develop ourselves personally and professionally. YP Champions are Lincoln’s supporters and champions. We serve as the front porch for Lincoln YPG’s 1,400+ members by greeting at events, leading table for 10 lunches and engaging members in our organization.

Being a YP Champions member also has its benefits. This group is offered additional opportunities to network with prominent city and business leaders. You also get cool perks like professional headshots, nametags and invites to exclusive events. Leadership development is a big deal to us and enhanced opportunities to grow this vital skill is offered only to this group.

I'm interested in joining. What's the commitment? 

The YP Champions member commitment consists of serving as an event greeter or table leader for at least three events each year. We ask that you please take this commitment seriously. We work hard and celebrate often.

We’re always on the lookout for good people who want to do great things in the Lincoln community. If that’s you, give us a holler at champions@lincolnypg.com.

Past YP Champions: 

November YP Champion | Ronesha Love | ResCare Workforce Services
August YP Champion | Jessica Monroe | BancWise Realty
July YP Champion | Micah Lindblad | UNL College of Business
June YP Champion | Logan Ohs | RSM 
May YP Champion | Colten Zamrzla | Copple Insurance Agency
April YP Champion | Jamanda Wolfe | Nebraska Telecommunications Association
December YP Champion | Andrea Wilkins | Home Builders Association of Lincoln
November YP Champion | Cliff Trehearn | State Farm
October YP Champion | Bryce Morgan | Nebraska Bank of Commerce

September YP Champion | Mairead Safranek | Nelnet

August YP Champion | Jessica States | Keller Williams

July YP Champion | Brian Sunderman | D. A. Davidson & Co.

June YP Champion | Marlo Mauer | Spreetail