As of April 1, we are the new Executive Director and Managing Director of YPFP New York.
We are very excited for this new opportunity and we look forward to serving you, our members, in these new positions.
Many thanks to Kara and Andrea for their service to the branch. They have left us big shoes to fill, but they also facilitated a solid footing upon which to further develop the branch.
We have great ideas for the future of the YPFP NY, and we would love to hear yours. Stay tuned also for more opportunities to get involved.
Jerry Doran is the Executive Director of YPFP New York. He serves as a staff and member liaison in addition to directing planning and development with the Managing Director and managing partnerships with external organizations.
Jerry has been a member of YPFP since 2009 - with the Washington, DC branch before the New York branch. In New York, he was most recently the Deputy Director of Communications, managing the branch's social media outreach and publicity strategy.
In his day job, Jerry works in digital communications for the Open Society Foundations, a global human rights organization, where he manages the Foundations' social media and online campaigns. Originally from Chicago, he earned a BA in Economics and German from Northwestern University and has lived in Germany, Turkey and India. In his free time, Jerry enjoys traveling, learning languages (working on Portuguese currently), music and fitness.
Rizwan Hasan is the Managing Director of YPFP New York. He serves as the liaison to YPFP's headquarters in Washington D.C. and works alongside the Executive Director in the long-term planning and strategic development of the branch.
Outside YPFP, Rizwan works as a management consultant in the Technology and Operations Division of Warner Music Group's digital services platform.
Rizwan graduated with a BS in Financial Economics from Binghamton University, and was also involved with YPFP in Brussels while completing an MA in International Development from the University of Kent. In his free time, Rizwan enjoys traveling, the New York Food and Art scene, and the outdoors.
The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of their employer or Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
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