ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The ENGAGE Young Professionals Leadership Summit is the convergence of our region's influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists ready to fuel creativity and inspire action among young professionals.
Featuring a keynote speaker, three carefully curated panel discussions, and a networking session, attendees walk away with real-world, practical knowledge that can transcend any sector.
This year, the Summit will once again offer an in-person experience featuring a full day of programming. Focused on "Passion Driving Purpose," distinguished speakers will engage in conversations that explore their journey of becoming community-driven leaders in the city we call home.
October 28, 2021
11:30A - 5P
Downtown El Paso
Panel 1: Driven by Initiative
Panel 2: Driven by Integrity
Panel 3: Driven by Social Responsibility
President & CEO, El Paso Electric
Kelly A. Tomblin is the El Paso Electric's President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Tomblin, author of “100 Days of Doing Power Differently” and “Think Love Leadership” has worked for more than 25 years in the energy industry, in both competitive and vertically integrated markets throughout the United States, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Latin America. She has experience in the generation, transmission and distribution sectors as well as renewable development, and energy services and sales. Ms. Tomblin has worked in all areas of the industry, including legal, customer service, regulatory, plant and field operations, and organization transformation.
Ms. Tomblin is a global speaker on organizational alignment, leadership and gender equality. She has an MBA from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business and a Juris Doctorate and BS in Journalism with a public relations concentration from West Virginia University.
Managing Editor, The City Magazine
Erin Coulehan is a writer and editor in El Paso, Texas and the Managing Editor at The City Magazine. Coulehan is born and raised in El Paso, and is a third generation journalist and social justice advocate. Topics of interest include the intersection of politics with culture, immigration, and science. Coulehan spent the first ten years of her career covering music, television, film, and pop culture for national publications before coming home to focus on local news and El Paso’s role in national headlines. Her work appears in The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, and more.
Panel 1 - Driven by Initiative
This panel will explore the passion that drives some of our most notable local entrepreneurs and what led them to start their small business/organization journey. In most cases, each of them has built their business or organization to respond to a need in the local community. That passion to serve the needs of the community extends to a broader interest in philanthropy and volunteerism throughout El Paso.
Panel 2 - Driven by Integrity
To those that much is given, much is expected. Our “Driven by Integrity” panel will explore integrity as a critical element of effective and credible leadership. Each of our panelists will discuss the importance of honesty, compassion and inclusivity to the success of their business or organization and provide examples of how they reinforce the importance of these ideals to their stakeholders. They will also discuss how their commitment to these specific leadership values extends to their commitment to the community.
Panel 3 - Driven by Social Responsibility
Increasingly, key stakeholders are holding corporations liable to embrace and maintain a commitment to social responsibility. Social responsibility concerns the way in which corporations deliver their products and services, treat their employees, and the ways that they aid and support the communities that they operate in and serve. Importantly, in the search for talent and customers, the social responsibility commitment of a corporation is playing an increasingly important role.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Pearl Contreras | El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions Young Professionals
Tommy Gabriel | Young Leaders Society
Christian Lopez | Association of Latino Professionals for America
Guillermo Lopez | RISE
Manuel Quiñones | Young Leaders Society
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
We sincerely thank our generous sponsors who strongly believe in investing in our community's future leaders.