Vice Chairman-Community Affairs | Mike Ybarra, Northwestern Mutual – Coral Gables

Michael Ybarra

Mike is a Director of Recruitment at Northwestern Mutual of Coral Gables.  He has over 14 years of experience in talent acquisition and employee management in South Florida.  Mike grew up in Silver City, New Mexico where he attended Western New Mexico University.  Since his arrival to South Florida in 2004, his mission has been to make Miami the friendliest city. He has a passion for bringing people together and making a difference in the lives of others.

  • He is Northwestern Mutual’s top recruiter for years 2019 & 2020 in the South Florida region
  • Ranked Northwestern Mutual’s #4, of over 240 recruiters, in the country for his recruitment of people of color in 2020
  • He is personally responsible for the recruitment of Financial Advisors in South Miami and regional director responsible for Miami-Dade campus recruiter(s)
  • In 2015 he created For The Love Of Volleyball, a social volleyball organization that has grown to over 500 local members that come together each week for physical activity, fun, & fellowship
  • He volunteers providing weekly career and life coaching to disadvantaged youth with HANDY, Inc. (Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth)
  • He is a co-creator of Wilton Onesie Wonderland, a yearly event that has raised over $14,000 for local non-profits
  • He is the creator of Paws4Paws, a night-time pet parade that raises money to support animals living in the homes of terminal LGBTQ patients
  • He is Vice-Chair of community affairs for the Coral Gables Chamber of commerce and sits on the Board of Directors
  • He is co-chair of Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Network

Mike takes the view that he hasn’t met a stranger, just a friend he hasn’t made yet. This view is reflected in every area of his professional and personal life.



Active member of the Coral Gables Chamber since 2017. Active member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 2019. Former co-chair of the 20/30 Committee.

By |2020-08-18T15:03:09+00:00August 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Vice Chairman-Community Affairs | Mike Ybarra, Northwestern Mutual – Coral Gables

About the Author: