YPO is a global peer network with more than 24,000 members in over 450 chapters, in 130 countries, all dedicated to becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™.

YPO companies employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate US$6 trillion in annual revenues.

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Why Join YPO Long Island?

  • Networking

    YPO members may network with peers on a local, national, and international basis in relation to business, personal and social enterprises via virtual and in-person interactions.

    YPO Networking


  • Education

    YPO offers educational resources where members gain practical information, relevant insights, and experiential learning that will enhance and enrich their professional and personal lives.

    YPO Educational Resources


  • Forum

    Considered the top benefit of YPO membership, members get the chance to meet with a core group of 7-10 peers on a regular basis to discuss the many challenges that come with being a CEO.

    YPO Forum


  • Member Exchange

    YPO members have access to medical, business, or personal issues from a network of more than 25,000 peers, including complimentary access to medical partners who research and recommend health-related assistance.

    YPO Member Exchange

    Member Exchange

  • Family Involvement

    The inclusion of the entire family builds strength and enhances a YPO member’s life. Spouses and children can participate in variety of YPO activities such as spouse and youth forums, youth-only events, and educational opportunities.

    YPO Family Involvement

    Family Involvement

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.

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Membership Criteria
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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:

  • President
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Partner
  • Publisher
  • 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.

Corporation Complexity

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).

“A” Requirements

Requirement #1
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.


Requirement #2
The total compensation of all employees, excluding the compensation of the candidate, must exceed $2 million with 15 employees minimum.

“B” Requirements

Requirement #1
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.


Requirement #2
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