You Are What Your Community Needs


Presented by Angel Romero

You've got the passion for what you do, the subject matter knowledge, and the ideas- but how do you put it into action? This presentation will discuss how to engage in leadership that brings your community together around challenges you and/or your organization are trying to address. We'll review five key questions to ask yourself when engaging in community leadership, and look at examples of leadership in action. At the end of the presentation, you'll recognize that YOU are what your community (and your profession) needs most! 

 Angel Romero serves as the Vice President for Resource Development at United Way of Greater Topeka. In his role, he oversees all United Way fundraising activities, including workplace campaign, major giving, planned gifts, and grants. Prior to coming to United Way, he worked as a data analyst for the Kansas Board of Regents. Angel graduated from Washburn University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and went on to graduate from Washburn School of Law in 2013 with a Juris Doctorate. He serves on the Topeka Civic Theatre, Capital Area Crime Stoppers, and Forge Young Professionals boards. In addition, he serves as Vice President of the board for the Kansas Association for Youth Alumni Network. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Greater Topeka, and a 2011 Topeka Top 20 Under 40 honoree.