Elizabeth Zucker is the 2019-2020 YPO Chairman, the organization’s highest elected officer. As a member of YPO Saint Louis Gateway, she becomes the 68th YPO Chairman on 1 July 2019.
Elizabeth joined YPO Saint Louis Gateway (formerly YPO Lewis & Clark) in 2007. She quickly became involved with the chapter, holding more than seven chapter officer roles over the years. In 2014, she joined the Central U.S. Regional Executive Committee and served from 2013-2015 as the Regional Integration Officer. From 2015-2016 she served as the Central U.S. Regional Chair.
In July 2016, Elizabeth became a member of the YPO Board of Directors. Throughout her tenure, she served on the YPO Membership Committee, Governance and Succession Committee, Chapters and Regions Committee, Compensation and HR Committee and as YPO Council Chair.
Elizabeth is Managing Partner at Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company, and a subsidiary of I3 Group, Inc.
In July 2004, I3 Group acquired Workplace Resource, a struggling USD5 million furniture dealership in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Through a hub and spoke business model and Elizabeth’s leadership, Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, has grown to a USD40 million dealership.
From its inception, the company has achieved tremendous annual growth, is virtually debt-free, and has solidified itself as the second largest Herman Miller dealer and one of the most sophisticated and fastest growing contract furniture distributorships in the United States.
A native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA, Elizabeth attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science. She also serves on the board of directors of Arch Grants in St. Louis.
Pascal Gerken served as the 2018-2019 YPO Chairman and is currently the Chair of the Governance and Succession Committee and the Compensation and HR Committee.
He joined YPO in 2006 and has served in multiple roles across the organization, including Chapter Chair of YPO Brussels, Regional Chair of Europe and Chair of the Membership Council. In addition, Pascal has actively supported the expansion of YPO throughout the world, founding the YPO Myanmar, YPO Alcatraz and YPO Euro Star Chapters.
Outside of YPO, Pascal is CEO of Gerken Group, a leading engineering company in carbon and graphite technology. The group is composed of 11 companies located in Asia, Europe and the United States, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and is now part of Wabtec corporation.
He is also Co-Founder of GRAGER SA, a real estate group with assets in Berlin, Germany, and Brussels as well as Founder of Oceanfront Invest Myanmar, a hospitality company dedicated to building high end sustainable resorts in emerging markets, based in Yangon, Myanmar.