YPO Names Elizabeth Zucker 2019‑2020 Chairman
By Mary Sigmond, YPO
YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, announced the election of Elizabeth Zucker to YPO’s highest elected office, the 2019-2020 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors. Zucker, the 68th member to hold this office, will succeed current YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken and begin her term on 1 July 2019.
A member of the YPO Saint Louis Gateway and YPO Mid-America chapters, Zucker is Managing Partner at Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company, and a subsidiary of 13 Group, Inc. Through a hub and spoke business model and Zucker’s leadership, Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, has grown to a USD40 million dealership.
“I am honored by the board’s election as YPO chairman for the 2019-2020 term. YPO has been an incredibly powerful influence on my life, business and family. I look forward to my continued service to YPO as it has brought incredible friendships and experiences into my life that I cherish deeply,” says Zucker.
The YPO chairman is elected by member peers on the board. Zucker continues the legacy of YPO’s founder and first president, Ray Hickok, who set the standard for peer leadership. Today, YPO member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues. More than 30 past YPO chairmen are actively engaged with the organization.
“YPO’s greatest assets are embedded in the lives, experiences and gifts that our members share with us each day,” says Gerken. “Elizabeth exemplifies what it means to be a leader creating a world of impact. I know that she will lead with passion and be an extraordinary ambassador of YPO and our more than 27,000 members.”
Zucker is an elected director of the YPO Board and currently serves as Chair of the Chapters and Regions Committee and is a member of the Compensation and HR Committee, the Governance and Succession Committee and is the YPO Council Chair. She joined YPO in 2007 and served in more than seven leadership roles in the YPO Saint Louis Gateway Chapter, including membership officer, chapter chair and learning officer. She went on to lead the Central U.S. Region of YPO as its regional chair.
“Elizabeth is a talented business leader and a dedicated champion within YPO,” says Gerken. “It will be a true pleasure and honor to work alongside her over the coming year.”