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Young Professionals
A Look Back and
Moving Forward:
Robyn Tierney
As the YP40 Committee celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, we are interviewing members
who have served as chairs over that transformative
decade. In this month's edition, we hear from 2014
Chair Robyn Tierney.
Mobility: As one of the early leaders of the YP40
Committee, what was your most memorable
moment in your time as chair?
Robyn Tierney: Without a doubt, my most memorable
experience was forging such great and lasting industry
connections with my peers. We were all coming
from different organizations and had very different
backgrounds. Being part of the Worldwide ERC® YP40
community gave us an opportunity to quickly bond,
and many of us still keep in touch today.
Mobility: What do you think the Young Professionals
group of 2030 will look like, and what aspirations do
you have for inspiring the next generation?
RT: I think the young professionals of tomorrow will
have many of the same qualities as the members of
those early groups. They are likely to bring terrific ideas
and perspectives to the table. As our way of doing
business has dramatically changed, I believe they will
have moved beyond just face-to-face meetings and will

be fully embracing new and significant ways to stay
personally connected through advanced technology.
Mobility: Is there something you know now that
you wish you had known 10 years ago?
RT: While I've known it for a long time, I'm even more
convinced now of the power of maintaining relationships,
particularly during times of transition. Our industry is a
relatively small one, and we are still very much in a relationship business. I believe firmly in keeping colleagues
and peers close as, throughout change, you will most
likely cross paths again. I'm grateful for those former
colleagues with whom I still get to frequently interact.
Mobility: What's your best piece of advice for new
young professionals entering the field now?
RT: Don't get discouraged if you are not currently in
your dream job. We all have huge ideas and aspirations,
but building your career from the ground up is the most
valuable thing you can do for yourself. Learning and
experiencing all of the facets of the mobility industry as
you grow prepares you for the next step and makes you
a better partner in your various roles. M
Robyn Tierney is product manager with National
Corporate Housing Inc./Single Source Solution.

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