Progress321, a local nonprofit membership organization dedicated to continuing the region’s growth as the “best place to live, work, play and create” has announced the launch of its Lunch Roulette series.
The series includes an authentic and interactive experience, via a small group setting, with one of El Paso’s most influential leaders as an honored guest. The honored guest isn’t revealed to Rouletters until the time of the lunch.
Past guests include Adair Margo, El Paso’s First Lady and Tom Lea Institute Founder; Mary Kipp, CEO of El Paso Electric; Ed Escudero, President and CEO of High Desert Capital; Rick Francis, Chairman and CEO of Westar Bank; Bob Wingo, Chairman of Sanders Wingo; Woody Hunt, Senior Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hunt Companies; Dr. Richard Lange, President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso; and Amy and Beto O’Rourke.
“Members of Progress 321 (Progressors) are looking to engage in our community and learn from those in leadership positions. Lunch Roulette provides attendees an opportunity to have a direct conversation with community influencers in an intimate setting,” said Progress321 President Michael Guerra. “The result is a one of a kind experience propelling Progressors to become agents of change.”
“The opportunity to meet and speak to a wonderful group of our community’s future leaders was incredibly rewarding,” shares Mary Kipp, President and CEO of El Paso Electric. “I am inspired by the talent Progress 321 brings together, and I look forward to their continued work and leadership for our region.”
“What an amazing opportunity and experience to participate in the Progress 321 Lunch Roulette! The 321 Progressors — El Paso’s future leaders — are talented, enthusiastic, inquisitive and insightful. I think I was supposed to inspire them, but the opposite happened. I was inspired!!! I’d participate again in a heartbeat (pun intended),” said Dr. Richard Lange, president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) and dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.
“It’s nice to have this really relaxed get together,” said Beto O’Rourke. Speaking on behalf of he and Amy, the former Congressman shared, “We’re grateful to be a part of Progress321’s Lunch Roulette. I’m just really in love with and proud of El Paso. This community defines me in a big way. This is our moment and we should feel the pressure to shine.”
According to officials with Progress321, the group was formed to recruit, empower and develop active young professionals who can volunteer and provide their expertise to build the capacities of nonprofit organizations engaged in education, the arts, public health and economic development.
“The organization helps young professionals to engage in and fund projects and initiatives in these areas, in the hopes of improving the region’s quality of life.”
For more information on Progress321 please visit their website or email Tresa@Progress321.org