The Tyler Young Professional Network (TYPN) is currently in its sixth year of helping professionals in our community connect with peers in similar life circumstances, grow through cutting-edge personal and professional development training, and lead by example to make our community a better place. This organization maintains a partnership with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and its mission to support the growth and engagement of emerging leaders and attract a young and skilled workforce to Tyler.
Serving as the Tyler Young Professional Network (TYPN) chair-elect, Abbie Abel strives to support the mission of the organization through her professional and volunteer endeavors.
“TYPN’s synergy has the power to make an impact on our community that lasts for generations to come,” Ms. Abel said. “With relationship cultivation, professional development, personal enrichment, and community involvement at its core, TYPN membership is a great opportunity for individuals and businesses.”
Outside of her service to TYPN, Ms. Abel is a member of Leadership Tyler Class 27 where she is engaged in opportunities to become a well-informed community leader through education about the special characteristics of our community and the issues we face as we move into the future. She is a staff volunteer at Tonya Griffith’s Animal Rescue, where she works within the shelter and also assists elderly and low-income families who need to find new homes for their pets. She is a volunteer for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of East Texas’ Fur Ball and Habitat for Humanity of Smith County; and will also serve as a model in the Junior League of Tyler’s Mistletoe & Magic style show in November.
“Volunteerism is a service you offer a group or organization to improve the conditions and quality of life for others,” Ms. Abel said. “The unique aspect of service is that you are not only helping others, but indirectly, you are helping yourself. I have grown so much as a person through volunteering, and there is no paycheck in the world that can do that!”
Born in Tyler, Ms. Abel is a graduate of Magnolia High School in Houston, Texas. She earned her associate’s degree from Tyler Junior College and received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Tyler. She is also a graduate of both the Texas Bankers Association’s Trust School and Graduate Trust School. Ms. Abel is employed as a trust administrator with Texas Bank and Trust.
“Tyler is a great place to attend college, meet new friends, and discover your life’s passions. I enjoy volunteering because I love helping people and animals, and helping others is what life is all about,” Ms. Abel said.