The Young Presidents Organization
More than 9,500 young global business leaders in more than 75 nations rely on one exclusive peer network that connects them to exchange ideas, pursue learning, and share strategies to achieve personal and professional growth and success. With thousands of unique local,regional, and international education opportunities annually, Young Presidents’ Organization compels dialogue among members and creates unparalleled access to the world’s foremost experts, heads of state, and leaders to explore diverse issues. Founded in New York in 1950 by Ray Hickok who advanced a simple concept to the organization’s first 20 members — “Let’s become better presidents by learning from each other” — YPO now spans the globe transcending geographic, language, and cultural barriers to set the standard for lifelong learning and collaboration to address the challenges young leaders face every day. Dr. Ava has received numerous Awards of Appreciation from YPO chapters worldwide.