All professionals in our industries deserve respect and to have their ideas taken seriously. Discrimination of any kind has no place in sharing ideas and solving social challenges.
Professional development should be available to everyone. We support the next generation of professionals by providing affordable, attainable networking and career enhancement opportunities.
All communities need access to new ideas. Through Ticco, we aim to share the perspective that early-career professionals bring to the table.
We let our members take the lead. As a self-funded operation, we’re not beholden to investors or other shareholders. Our members give their input to shape the services we offer, the places we go, and the direction of our organization.
We’ve pledged to join 1% for the Planet by the end of 2019. As part of this alliance of for-profit companies dedicated to environmental responsibility, we’ll donate 1% of all sales to environmental organizations every year.
We’re taking steps to become a certified B Corporation. As a B Corporation, we will be accountable to our members by completing an annual evaluation and review process centered around transparency.
Katie Rispoli Keaotamai is the Founder and CEO of Ticco. Katie has spent the last seven years completing work that intersects with construction, historic preservation, urban planning, and placemaking. She has managed large-scale, complex projects and in all of her work has focused on the importance of community participation.
Prior to becoming CEO of Ticco, Katie served as Executive Director of We Are the Next where she provided programs that introduced teens and young adults to cities and the built environment. She holds a BA in Art History from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Heritage Conservation from the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California.
Erik Felix communicates with current and potential members to facilitate a fun and easy Ticco experience. He has a background in marketing, education, historic preservation, and community outreach. He’s spent most of his career fostering communities, from the classroom to the built environment.
Before joining Ticco, he worked in the nonprofit sector through organizations offering innovative child and youth programming, and at an independent radio promotion company where he became an integral voice in community and college radio. Erik holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He brings years of community service and knowledge of the challenges our cities face to the Ticco team.
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