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Brown, Ross To Lead Urban League Young Professionals For 2013-14

Keely Brown is the newly elected president of SULYP.
Keely Brown is the newly elected president of SULYP.

The Seattle Urban League Young Professionals (SULYP) has elected Keely Brown and Valerie Ross to lead the organization for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Brown will serve as president and Ross as vice-president.

      SULYP is volunteer auxiliary of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle that targets young professionals ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. Since 2005, SULYP has supported emerging local leaders by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, volunteering and leadership.

      Keely Brown is employed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Water Resources Planner and as a Program Manager for Completed Federal Project Modifications.  Brown earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida A&M University and her Master of Science in Planning and a Master of Public Administration from Florida State University.  As a tenured planner, Keely enjoys increasing the economic vitality of communities, ensuring public safety, and establishing livable and workable communities.  Keely further serves the Seattle community as a commissioner on the Seattle Planning Commission and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Valerie Ross is the newly elected vice president of SULYP.
Valerie Ross is the newly elected vice president of SULYP.

     Valerie Ross is a licensed insurance producer for Jeffrey Taylor State Farm.  After more than 6 years in New York City, Ross recently relocated to the historic Columbia City area of Seattle to continue as an entrepreneur while supporting her arts-inspired business ventures. Ms. Ross attended the University of Washington. She is a ten year company member of the nationally touring theatre organization, Living Voices. Through a collection of productions on civil rights history, she has engaged thousands as a strategy for cultural awareness at some of our nation’s top corporate and academic institutions. She is excited to serve as a resource to our diverse communities by connecting our young people to the abundant resources available to them in the Pacific Northwest.

      Other elected SULYP officers are: Ashley Martin, secretary; and Jason Sims, treasurer.

      SULYP holds general body meetings every third Thursday of the month between October and June at 7:00 p.m. at the Northwest African American Museum.

      For more information on SULYP, you can contact them at (206) 461-3792 ext. 3024 or email: info@sulyp.org.


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