MEET THE AYP
Joe Mangrem - Enprotec / Hibbs & Todd, Inc. (eHT)
Job Title: Project Manager
Fun Fact: Joe is from Alpine and graduated from Texas A&M University. As a professional engineer and business co-owner, Joe is excited to be part of the great young professional community that Abilene has built and looks forward to what the future will bring.
Holly Bearden - Community Broadcast Partners
Job Title: Marketing Specialist
Fun fact: As a two-time graduate from Texas Tech University, Holly is all things Texas Tech! Growing up in Stamford created her love for the Big Country. She is especially good at accents, can moonwalk, loves meeting new people and enjoys a cold beer on a patio. Hollys passion is meeting new people and making long lasting connections. Holly is excited to see Abilene continue to grow and flourish with the help of everyone in the community, especially the young professionals.
Shelby Ebarb - Eide Bailly, LLP
Job Title: Senior Manager
Fun fact: Shelby is from a small town in West Texas and is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She loves traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.
Subcommittee: Quarterly Luncheons
Dayton Borger - First Financial Bank
Job Title: Commercial Lender
Fun Fact: Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Dayton is a graduate of Abilene Christian University. When he's not working, Dayton enjoys playing golf or doing anything outside with family and friends.
Subcommittee: Campus Connect
Jasmine McCabe-Gossett - Community Foundation of Abilene
Job Title: Donor Services Director
Fun Fact: Jasmine is a Wildcat (ACU) and a Raider (Texas Tech) and proudly claims both! Growing up in a military family, Jasmine has moved over 12 times and was born in Germany. Jasmine loves to travel and one of her favorite memories was traveling to Thailand with her husband and zip lining in the jungle over rice paddy fields!
Subcommittee: 20 Under 40
Stephanie DeLaGarza - Texas Tech Health Science Center Laura Bush Institute for Women's Health
Job Title: Assistant Director of External Relations
Fun Fact: Stephanie is passionate about helping to build a vibrant local community through innovative events and community enhancements. Her background is in public relations, fundraising, and event management. She wants to utilize her expertise to help her fellow young professionals continue on the path to building a more vibrant Abilene. Stephanie's free time is spent enjoying the outdoors while camping at state parks with her husband and two young sons.
Subcommittee: Get on Board
Bryan Sherman - Funeral Directors Life
Job Title: Compliance Manager
Fun Fact: Born and raised in Abilene, Bryan is a graduate of both Wylie High School and Hardin-Simmons University. He enjoys traveling, live concerts, and having a drink with friends at one of the local breweries. Bryan is excited to see the continued growth of Abilene and is looking forward to where the young professional community will take us.
Subcommittee: Recruiting & Membership
Cameron Wiley – Immediate Past Chair
United States Air Force
Job Title: 7th Bomb Wing Inspector General Office/Exercise Planner
Fun Fact: Cameron is 6’9 and hates basketball. His response when you comment on his height, "the weather's fine up here, and yes, I can fit on my bed." Cameron loves cold weather and fires in the fireplace and is an avid Texas Longhorns fan. #hookem
Abby Boyd - Hendrick Health
Job Title: Compensation Coordinator
Fun fact: Abby is a county girl at heart, which is one of the reasons she loves West Texas and Abilene's atmosphere and heritage. Abby enjoys training horses, rodeoing, and raising their chickens. She also lived in Germany for half a year and sie spricht ein wenig Deustch (she speaks a little German).
Subcommittee: Quarterly Luncheons
Paula LeMarr - Hendrick Health System
Job Title: Employment Brand Manager, Human Resources
Fun Fact: After college, Paula spent a two years abroad in France and three months backpacking through Southeast Asia.
Subcommittee: Campus Connect
Robyn Flores - Texas Big Country Chapter of the American Red Cross
Job Title: Executive Director
Fun Fact: A born & raised Abilenian, Robyn is a graduate Hardin-Simmons University and is currently pursuing her MBA through Angelo State University. She loves all things “Texas” and is an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns & Dallas Cowboys (who is going to the Super Bowl this year!). Robyn is so honored to serve on the AYP Steering Committee and do her part to help Abilene continue to thrive.
Bryce Bevill - Western Bank
Job Title: Loan Officer
Fun Fact: Bryce is an Abilene “lifer” and a graduate of Abilene High and Hardin-Simmons University. Outside of the Bank, you can catch Bryce loving on one of his THREE daughters, enjoying a LOCAL beer or cup of coffee, or out in the country hunting or camping. Bryce is thrilled to see the local growth both downtown and SoDA, thrilled to see Abilene’s YPs opening businesses, and thrilled to see the community continue to grow together.
Subcommittee: Membership Bash
Jacob Hutson - Benchmark Business Solutions
Job Title: Market Leader
Fun Fact: Jacob was born and raised in Abilene, TX and graduated from Cooper High School and went on to attend Hardin-Simmons University. After HSU, he moved to Northwest Arkansas for 14 years and somehow became an Arkansas Razorback fan! In 2019, Jacob moved back to Abilene with his family and is excited about raising his family in his hometown. Jacob spends his time coaching various sports in the community and attending/volunteering at church. Jacob is passionate in community development and is excited about investing in the future of Abilene.
Subcommittee: Get on Board, AYP Summit
Keeley Gaddis - Condley and Company, LLP
Job Title: Controller
Fun Fact: Keeley grew up in Eastland and is a 2014 graduate of Hardin Simmons University. She played softball for the Temple College Leopards from 2011-2012 and attended the NJCAA National Championship in 2011. She also played at Howard Payne University in 2012-2013 prior to transferring to Hardin Simmons to finish out her college softball career. Keeley helps make Condley an active place to be and has played on their slow-pitch team for 6 years. Keeley says they don’t always win but they know how to have fun! Keeley loves being a part of the Big Country and enjoys helping young professionals get involved and plugged in to the community.
Subcommittee: Leadership Summit