IAM Young Professionals
Mission and Vision
The IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP) is a dynamic group of young household goods industry professionals that came together in 2000. The Vision of the IAM-YP is to engage and serve all global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40, and its Mission is to provide global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40 with professional development, networking, and philanthropic opportunities to prepare the current membership to lead IAM and the industry in the future.
As part of its effort to prepare its members for leadership roles, the group has its own management board that is comprised of a Chair, Vice Chair and Member-At-Large positions. Furthermore, it is IAM policy that at least one IAM-YP member has to serve on every committee in the association.
IAM-YP members receive all electronic communications sent by the Association, including the IAM-YP eNewsletter, On the Move. They appear in our online directory, and have access to Facebook groups where they share information and network.
Apart from the year-round benefits, YPs also have their own schedule of events at the IAM Annual Meeting with ample networking opportunities. Some highlights of the IAM-YP schedule include a teambuilding event, IAM-YP welcome reception, and the very popular Social Mixer, which is now a “Party With A Purpose” in support of the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund.
IAM-YP membership is open to those individuals who are employees of IAM Members and who are 39 years old or younger when they join the group. To join the IAM-YP, fill out the membership form and click submit. You will be contacted by IAM staff.
The recipient of the IAM-YP Rising Star Award will be announced annually during the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo. The recipient of the award will be featured in the Portal magazine, and will have the opportunity to pay it forward: the awardee will select an individual who meets the requirements to join the IAM-YP and extend a free YP membership to that individual.
Who are the Young Professionals?
The IAM Young Professionals come from many different parts of their companies, including senior C-suite positions.