By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Aug 24, 2006 at 6:10 AM
Full disclosure first, is a founding member of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM), and I was its first full-time president.  That being said, the organization -- now five years old -- is changing its name and has been elevating its mission:  to establish the Milwaukee region as the place to live, work, learn, and play.

As YPM staff works through the details, attaining feedback from its volunteer base, a name change is in the works.  The name will better reflect the bigger picture of the organization as well as some of the newer regional economic efforts like Milwaukee 7.

According to YPM staff, “We will continue to hold two events per month with the same feel, featuring exclusive locales and influential players. Our fall line-up includes Yaffa, an event introducing the candidates for Wisconsin governor, and the Milwaukee Bucks!”

The latest edition of the group’s newsletter continues, “We will continue to engage a large number of volunteers including more members at-large beyond those representing our corporate members. We (also) will mobilize for action to improve our Magnetic Qualities -- those attributes of a community known to attract and retain young, diverse talent. 

Continue to read for more details on the “new” YPM. 
Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.