YP Champion of the Month: Mairead Safranek

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

I’m a dog loving, coffee drinking millennial who was born and raised here in Lincoln. I have my dream job, doing corporate communications and public relations for Nelnet, my dream company! When I’m not hosting a YPG Happy Hour for 10, you can find me in spin class, roaming the aisles of Target, or listening to Taylor Swift’s latest single on repeat.

How or why did you get involved with Lincoln YPG?

I love Lincoln YPG! It’s an incredible group of connected and motivated leaders, and has allowed me to make new friends and expand my professional network. YPG is a one-stop shop for career advice, community involvement, positive political discourse, and (most importantly) tips on where to find the best happy hours in town!

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

There is so much opportunity and potential here in Lincoln! It’s a safe, affordable community filled with truly good people who invest in each other and prioritize giving back. It has been such a great experience to watch Lincoln grow over the years into the dynamic city it is today, and I look forward to continue to watch and participate in our future progress. 

Mairead can be contacted at Mairead.Safranek@nelnet.net

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: 

August YP Champion | Jessica States | Keller Williams

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

June YP Champion | Marlo Mauer | Spreetail