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NWAYP Summit Unveils Keynote Speaker Latriece Watkins for the Return of their 2024 Event


NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — [MARCH 2024] — The Northwest Arkansas YoungProfessionals Summit (NWAYP) is pleased to announce its 7th annual event, set to return to Downtown Bentonville's Record on April 26, 2024. The summit, a pivotal gathering for professionals from all backgrounds, will center on key themes pertaining personal and professional development with topics around AI, career mobility, community engagement in NWA, and how to stay connected, offering attendees invaluable insights and extensive networking opportunities. The NWAYP Summit is excited to announce Latriece Watkins, Chief Merchandising Officer at Walmart U.S., as our keynote speaker. With over two decades of leadership, Latriece has driven transformative initiatives, serving as EVP for Consumables and OTC merchandising, positioning Walmart as a market leader. Joining her are leaders from regional corporations, start-up, and non-profit communities, creating a stellar lineup. This year's summit promises an enriching experience with panel discussions on cutting-edge topics such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), navigating multi-generations in the workplace, the significance of personal branding, and an exploration of the current developments in Northwest Arkansas. The NWAYP Summit will offer complimentary professional headshots on-site, engaging service projects, and the chance to win two $500 scholarships for professional development. Don't miss our day-long raffle, with winners revealed during the happy hour at the event's conclusion. Additionally, the summit will feature an exclusive after-hours happy hour on the patio of theRecord to connect with each other and local young professionals organizations, providing a unique setting for further networking and collaboration. The summit is designed to cater to participants on a personal, professional, and philanthropic level. Attendees can anticipate engaging in a hands-on service project, as well as numerous programmed moments crafted for effective networking."I am thrilled to witness the comeback of the summit. In today's climate, the chance to connect, learn, and collaborate is crucial for our region. I am overjoyed that we can engage in all of these activities and eagerly anticipate seeing everyone there," says Dr. Todd Jenkins, NWAYP SummitFounding Chair."As always, participants of all ages are welcome, as we firmly believe that being a young professional is more of a mindset than a specific age group," states Ross Philips, COO of the Rogers Lowell Chamber. Visit to register and learn more about the summit’s agenda. For sponsorship or involvement opportunities, contact us at Community involvement is vital for the summit's success.


About NWAYP Summit:

The NWAYP Summit is an annual event dedicated to empowering young professionals inNorthwest Arkansas. It provides a platform for networking, learning, and communityengagement, fostering a dynamic environment for personal and professional growth.

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