YPO West Michigan Chapter Membership

Our chapter embraces the mission of YPO… Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange by engaging members and their families in unique experiences only available through membership on a local level that extends globally.

West Michigan has a high percentage of family business members and places its values in the integrity of the Midwest, while optimizing the “only in YPO” experience you find nationally.

You get out what you put in, especially with a smaller chapter like West Michigan: forum, chapter meetings, networks, spouse and family programs and other events are all opportunities for rich engagement and growth, value realized by those who choose to invest their time and energy in the local community.

YPO Membership Requirements

Under the age of 45


Title of CEO, President or equivalent and operational leader of qualifying company


50 full-time employees or > US $2M employee compensation and a minimum of 15 employees


Gross annual sales of US $13M (US $9M for agency-type); or US $260M assets for financial institution; or US $15M enterprise value

What is YPO?

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects successful young chief executives in a global network of peers unlike any other. The organization unites approximately 27,000 business leaders in more than 130 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange.™

YPO West Michigan is one of 37 Mid American area chapters of YPO-YPO Gold that includes 3,349 members, the premier global network for chief executives. Founded in 1952, YPO West Michigan rapidly grew to more than 60 members from a broad spectrum of business.

Learn More from our Chapter Members

McKeel Hagerty on the 6 traits of leadership

McKeel Hagerty served as 2016-2017 international chair of YPO, the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. At the YPO conference, McKeel shared the 6 key traits of leadership he'd witnessed time and again in the top business and political leaders he met with during his YPO travels.

Today, YPO empowers more than 27,000 members in more than 130 countries, diversified among industries and types of businesses. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ 20 million people and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues.

We welcome you to join us in YPO West Michigan!