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Richardson Young Professionals

2019-2020 Tri-Chairs

John O'Haugherty

Realtor, Coldwell Banker



Tyler Farrer

Assistant Vice President & Commercial Lender, Texas Bank and Trust


Michelle Fripi


Richardson Young Professionals is the leading network of emerging leaders, dedicated to building collaborative partnerships, fostering opportunities for individual growth, and business development. RYP is more than just a meet and greet, it’s where you better yourself professionally.

About the program

Richardson Young Professionals, RYP, is a professional development program aimed at engaging an emerging group of up and coming Richardson leaders serving the community and committed to personal growth and career advancement. The program consists of engaging with Richardson civic and business leaders, contributing to the growth of Richardson, receiving economic development updates, business development prospecting, members-only opportunities, professional development workshops, monthly after-hours events, and quarterly community service projects.

Membership in RYP is open to those whose company is already a member. For those who are not members, dues are $50 for the year and includes:

  • Admittance to all monthly networking events
  • Admittance to all speaker series luncheons
  • One member spotlight feature on social media and at a happy hour

For more information please contact Paul Bendel at 972-792-2804.

Monthly RYP Happy Hour

Join us for networking and drinks! Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly RYP Happy Hour held on the last Thursday of most months. RYP hosts at least ten happy hours each year, each one at a different location in Richardson.

RYP mission statement
To provide a network for young minded professionals in the Richardson community through collaborative partnership opportunities in leadership and business development.


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