IAM Young Professionals

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“Leadership Through Innovation” is the slogan for the IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP), a dynamic group of young household goods industry professionals that came together in 2000. With the goal of advancing industry knowledge and fostering the growth of future leaders in our business, IAM-YP is the voice of the next generation within the Association.

The IAM-YP group has grown larger and stronger with each passing year. These individuals have furthered the effective use of social media and Web technology, adding a new dimension to IAM’s presence and leadership in the industry. Furthermore, IAM has taken steps to diversify its leadership structure by bringing at least one YP into each of its standing committees, lending a fresher perspective to proceedings while exposing the next generation to the leadership challenges faced by the Association.


IAM-YP membership is open to those individuals who are employees of IAM Members and who are 39 years old or younger when they first join the group. An IAM-YP member who turns 40 will be permitted to remain in the group until the conclusion of the current fiscal year.

To join the IAM-YP, fill out the membership form and click submit. You will be contacted by IAM staff.

Catherina Stier, IAM-YP Vice Chair

Get to Know IAM-YP Chair Catherina Stier

The IAM-YP group offers Young Professionals a chance to interact and get involved on our own terms.

Our members range from those just getting started in the industry to those who are running their own companies. These are the names and faces that will shape the future of our industry. In the course of our group activities we share knowledge, develop new business opportunities and nurture relationships which can reward us for our entire careers. And we have a lot of fun in the process.

As chair, my focus is on continued improvement in the way that the group facilitates that interaction, as well as providing opportunities for interested members to get more involved with the greater IAM. It is an honor for me to serve the group in this capacity.