If you missed the 2018 NAIOP SoCal Y Games at the Newport Dunes this year, Connect Media was there to capture all the action. Check out the video above to see the annual competition featuring 12 teams of YPG Developing Leaders battling in a wide array of athletic events.
The winning teams included:
2018 Y Games Champions
Karate Kid John Carter, Captain (‘17) Yemi Alade (‘18) Parker Hutchison (‘17) Stephanie McGregor Thanh Nguyen Karen Okerlund (‘17) Collin Phillips (‘17) Timothy Sesler Rusty Smith
2018 Y Games Second Place Team
The Ex-Presidents Steven Hillgren, Captain (‘15) Justin Kundrak (‘18) Jason Lamport (‘18) Matt Milich (‘18) Austin Mudd Carly Naples (‘18) Kevin Ngo Elise Sadler Jake Smirk Chris Yamashita (‘15)
2018 Y Games Third Place Team
The Sandlot Kelsey Stuart, Captain (‘14) D.J. Arellano (‘17) Kathleen Darling Julian Freeman (‘14) Sean Grubbs (‘17) Katherine Ingersoll (‘19) Ian Kustic (‘19) Louis Lukondi (‘19) Naomi Rizkowsky (‘17) Thomas Turnage (‘17)
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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