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Why Join YPO Long Island?
Becoming a Member of YPO
No other leadership organization screens its applicants as closely as YPO, because true peer-based learning is the foundation of the YPO mission and experience. YPO’s strength is a membership of qualified peers who are eager to learn and interact and grow as leaders.
YPO Long Island invites qualified prospects to apply for membership. Please review the criteria below to determine if you qualify. Are you ready to join? Click here to complete your preliminary YPO Membership Application.Apply Now
In order to keep the “Y” in YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), a new application must be approved by YPO International before the applicant reaches his or her 45th birthday.
YPO membership is open to individuals who are responsible for the full operation of a qualifying corporation or division. Individuals must hold one of the following titles:
- Chairman of the Board
- Chief Executive Officer
- Managing Director
- Managing Partner
- Equivalent of Any of the Above
Note: Both a chairman of the board/CEO and a president of the same qualified corporation may not simultaneously be members of YPO.
An applicant must be qualified, in addition to age and title, by rules of corporate complexity established by the YPO International Board. The candidate must meet one requirement from each category below (i.e., he or she must meet at least one “A” requirement and one “B” requirement).
The candidate must have at least 50 regular, full-time employees or the equivalent under his or her control. Persons engaged on a commission basis rather than straight salary are considered employees if they are permanently connected with the corporation and receive their principal livelihood from there. Seasonal employees are not included in YPO’s employee definition.
The total compensation of all employees, excluding the compensation of the candidate, must exceed $2 million with 15 employees minimum.
The corporation must meet dollar volume requirements based on the type of corporation he or she runs, as follows:
- Sales/Services/Manufacturing corporations must have at least $13 million in gross annual sales or turnover.
- Financial institutions must have average annual assets of at least $260 million.
- Agency-type businesses must have annual fees or commissions billed of at least $10 million.
The corporation must have an enterprise value of $20 million as defined by one of the following:
- Net worth of assets before depreciation of $20 million.
- Independent third-party investment/valuation of $20 million.
- The sum of the company’s public equity value plus its debt less cash must equal $20 million.
Please note these are minimum requirements for YPO International and the Long Island Chapter. Other chapters may require additional criteria. In addition, membership criteria used in the application must be certified by an outside auditing firm or other approved independent third party. Only externally certified public accountants (CPA), chartered accountants (CA) or lawyers/attorneys are approved as independent third parties. Please note that individuals on the prospective YPO member company’s staff, regardless of title, are not authorized to certify the membership criteria.
We look forward to welcoming you to the world’s most powerful network