Your Part-Time Controller, LLC (YPTC)’s staff reunited in-person once again–this time not only for learning, but for celebration too!
March marked thirty years since the firm’s founding. Because of this, YPTC paired its series of spring trainings with a birthday bash aptly themed, ‘#YPTCTurns30’.
The festivities kicked off on March 27th and continued throughout the week in seven different cities—Philadelphia, Nashville, D.C., Jersey City, Boston, Phoenix, and Houston—to accommodate YPTC’s growing number of staff and regions. When designing the look and feel of the events, the company’s major milestone was top of mind. Preparations began immediately after last October’s ‘Fall into Learning’ series, and was helmed by Operations Manager Haley Willis, Events Coordinator Jill Reese, and YPTC’s marketing and training departments.
On the planning process, Operations Manager Haley Willis remarked, “There are so many moving pieces that involve the help of many different people and departments, and each location is unique with a different set of challenges. While our planning sets the foundation, the support and team culture of our staff help these meetings to be such a success. Maybe it’s cliché, but it truly does take a village, which included over 50 staff volunteers. It is amazing to feel the energy and excitement from all our staff coming together for these meetings. It makes all the hard work so worth it!”
“We wanted to make everything a celebration of not only YPTC’s 30th year, but everything we’ve accomplished within that timeframe. Most importantly, we wanted to give staff several opportunities to connect and have fun, while still learning and growing professionally,” added Marketing Director Ericka Blair.
Training and discussion content emphasized reflection, connection, and future growth. For the birthday celebration, all gatherings featured a virtual photobooth, YPTC-themed cupcakes and other treats, party hats, and of course, a surprise gift.
First up on the schedule was a Town Hall led by President and Founder Eric Fraint or Managing Partner Jennifer Alleva—both of whom splitting attendance of the events with other members of the leadership team.
“The dialogue created between staff and leadership in the Town Hall is of paramount importance to me. Looking at our accomplishments and opportunities openly and transparently, and then talking about how we can tackle future goals together, really embodies YPTC’s culture,” stated Jennifer Alleva.
Everyone then attended the “Planning for the Next 30 Years” session, which focused on client services, technology, and accounting trends. This inclusive presentation also welcomed staff to the stage for “Stories from the Front,” where they shared various client success stories and how YPTC contributed to the success of each organization’s mission.
During Friday’s meeting in Philadelphia, YPTC’s Support Staff moved to a specialized panel discussion titled, “Who’s Who in YPTC Support”. Moderated by Marketing Director Ericka Blair, this session highlighted members from several support departments, and sought to strengthen relationships and encourage further collaboration.
All client-serving staff participated in a new training session, which was delivered by YPTC’s DVG (Data Visualization Group) team. Featuring content spearheaded by YPTC’s Training department, this presentation introduced enhanced reporting techniques to improve efficiency and client deliverables.
“It is extremely important that we consistently present staff with better, more efficient ways to serve our clients. We knew that the in-person meetings were the perfect opportunity to energize our staff, and thus, this new presentation was born,” said Mitch Roshong, YPTC’s National Director of Training and Development. “The Data Visualization Group did a great job condensing the information into a highly consumable, easy-to-understand format. And we’re not done yet—there will be more exciting information for staff coming soon!”
With that, the “#YPTCTurns30” events concluded, leaving everyone in attendance with fresh knowledge, new friends, and lasting memories.
Thank you to all volunteers, content creators, presenters, and leadership, for making these events possible!
|Haley Willis||George Stout||Mary Rose Hellerman|
|Jill Reese||Graziella Locher||Maryam Haeri|
|Andrew Miller||Gregg Indictor||Matthew Guilliams|
|Angela Hebert||Heather Berger||Melissa McGuire|
|Jeff Dean||Heather Castanon||Melissa Pennypacker|
|Jency John||Heather Shaull||Michele Tobiassen|
|Jim McCormick||Heidi Pelczar||Mike Sitowitz|
|Kelly Binder||Horace Campbell||Mimi Ugljesa|
|Maria Jimenez||Jeff Black||Mitchell Roshong|
|Alicia Eastvold||Jeff Dean||Moira Shively|
|Amanda Quenemoen||Jen Blasy||Monica Standfield|
|Amina Bell||Jennifer Alleva||Natalia Cardenas|
|Amy Huvinen||Jennifer Dombek||Nicholas Haynor|
|Andrea Funke||Jennifer Wray||Nicole Frisina|
|Andrew Bracco||Jeremy Akers||Niki Frishman|
|Andy Mox||Joe Wagner||Patty Karras|
|Angela Kampanis||John Bowditch||Rachel DeMatteo|
|Angela Stringfellow||John Casey||Ray Tigol|
|Asha Vyas||John Visconti||Regina Mayland|
|Ashley Garcia||Julianne Spingler||Rich Lindsay|
|Ashley McClendon||Julie Krzanik||Rick Nye|
|Barbara Enright||Kandi Alvarez||Roanna Breen|
|Ben Hays||Karin Garcia||Rob Pasco|
|Ben Stap||Kasey Henry||Rosemary Malunis|
|Bill Mancuso||Kasia Hlavaty||Sally Moore|
|Bill Schwab||Kate Urmeneta||Sam Trembly|
|Brian Wouters||Kathy St. Clair||Sandra Magri|
|Carly Smith||Kayla Bilodeau||Sandy Parrish|
|Carol Ford||Kelli Hnath||Sarah Mokhtari|
|Cassandra Tan||Kelly Binder||Sarah Salehian|
|Charlie Loganzo||Kerri Padgett||Scott Kirkland|
|Chris Sengewalt||Kim Holzmann-Krolick||Shannon Poll|
|Chris Sumner||Kristin Bakewell||Sharon St. Clair|
|Christina Burr||Lara Meyer||Shermaine Philip|
|Clare Sciulli||Larry Kaplan||Sherry Lee|
|Dalton Lewis||Leah Reichert||Song Han|
|Dan Tritch||Leslie Godly||Steve Serino|
|Dana Parsons||Levi Tillman||Sue Skolnick|
|David Petrak||Linda Sankanung||Tamika Garrett|
|Deanna Peterson||Lisa Aberman||Tanya Pal|
|Denzel Blount||Lisa DiBella||Teresa Black|
|Diane Hewlett||Liz Forrest||Teresa Salemi|
|Donna Rushing||Liz White||Teri Ten Eyck|
|Edwin Harvey||Lizeth Herrera||Terri Pham|
|Effie Pavlou||Lorna Briganti||Tesa Piccioni|
|Ellie Hume||Maggie Feeney||Theresa Marchetta|
|Eric Fraint||Marc Jones||Timothy Keane|
|Eric Johnson||Marever Gonzales||Tracy Allison|
|Eric Wilson||Marion Williams||Tracy English|
|Erica Berwick||Mary Dagney||Travis Price|
|Ericka Blair||Mary Poniktera||Tyler Starkel|