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YP of the Month – Kyle Jefferson (July 2022)

First and Last Name:  Kyle Jefferson

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Educational Background: Bachelor’s in business communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Describe Yourself in Three Words: Dad, Coach, Competitive

Place of Employment and Position: Aurora Health Care, Business Development Manager

What do you enjoy the most about your current position? I can make a difference in someone’s life by providing them with resources.

What is the one thing you would do if you knew you could not fail? I am doing it now by coaching and being a mentor to the FDL community.

How has YPF contributed to your personal and/or professional development? It helps me expand my network and gives me the platform to share what I do for work and how I can be a resource for everyone.

Who or what is your source of professional inspiration? It was my grandmother until she passed 1 year ago. Since then, my 3yrs old son Nathaniel has filled those shoes. He is always asking what I am doing and how can I help. He often says “daddy is working hard, but when are you going to have time to play with me?” He is my spark and the reason I wake up and try to work harder and harder each day.

What are some of the professional and volunteer groups you participate in?

  • Cops for Kids – Board Member
  • FDL Women’s Fund – Board Member & Communication Co-Chair
  • FDL YMCA – Board Member & Finance Committee
  • YPF – Member
  • FDL Ambassador -Member
  • SMSA – Head Track Coach
  • SMSA – Assistant Football Coach

What is your favorite thing to do in the Fond du Lac area? My favorite thing to do is go on walks with the family in the area.

Where do you see the Fond du Lac area in 5 years?  I see Fond du Lac as the next destination people want to work and live.

What words of wisdom do you have for other young professionals working in Fond du Lac? We are the future of FDL. We must continue to want more from this community. We are the next generation of people who will be looking to make changes for the better.

What’s a work lesson you learned the hard way? I learned that you must be patient.  Sometimes when you move too fast you miss important steps that can truly help the process.

What is the best gift you’ve ever been given? The birth of my 3 kids: Nykale, Nathaniel, & Tristan

If you could join any past or current music group, which would you want to join? Jagged Edge – R&B group

If you could change the ending of any famous movie, which movie would it be? What would your new ending be? There is not a movie I would change the ending on. I love movies and how they end.

What’s a pet peeve that you would make illegal if you could? The Pet peeve I would make illegal is people who use speaker phones in public to talk. I don’t want to hear your conversation.