The Lincoln Young Professionals Group is dedicated to empowering young professionals with educational, leadership and networking opportunities. Serving 1400+ members, the Lincoln Young Professionals group is one of the largest in the country.

Lincoln keeps its young professionals here by fostering a collaborative community enriched with a bolstering economy, connectivity and endless opportunities for its people to flourish. Lincoln Young Professionals group believes in Lincoln, members can make the difference they want to see, develop a career that is pleasing to them and grow into the professional that they want to be.


Empowering young professionals in Lincoln to create an energetic and dynamic environment of learning, networking and entrepreneurship.


Lincoln will be an attractive place in which young professionals take ownership in its future by engaging in the community professionally, personally and philanthropically.



The Gallup Organization and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce heard clearly from Angelos Angelou, a Texas Consultant who has helped Lincoln develop their economic development strategy, that a Young Professional Group in Lincoln was necessary to the vitality of Lincoln's future. The Gallup organization approached the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and volunteered time and funding to help get the group off the ground. Eleven individuals came together to form the YPG Leadership Council and created a strategic plan for Lincoln YPG.


  • YPG is a program of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
  • A one-year membership costs $35
  • Members are encouraged to be between the ages of 21-40 years of age
  • Members are able to apply for a membership or renew their membership online
  • For questions, please contact Kayla Meyer at (402) 436-2369 or kaylameyer@lcoc.com
  • YP Champions serve Lincoln YPG’s 1,400+ members by engaging members in our organization.

YPG Leadership Council and Administrative Staff


Keith Peterson



Nikki Archer

Vice Chair


Marci Gartner

Past Chair


Kyle Cartwright

Matt Clare  

Brie Frickenstein


Jordan Gonzales


Natalie Leon


David O'Neill


Eric Reznicek


Mairead Safranek


Shea Svoboda


Jaime Henning

Administrative Chair


Kayla Meyer

YPG Coordinator