Steering Committee Member Spotlight: Bryan Schoos

Bryan Schoos

Enterprise Car Sales

Bryan SchoosWhat is a fun fact about yourself? I love to ski/snowboard and am going on a helicopter ski trip to British Columbia in January.

What are your guiding principles in life? Do everything with integrity, take care of others, don’t take life too seriously and have fun!

Do you have any words of wisdom for other young leaders? Find something that you love to do and give it your all, don’t do anything halfway because you will be selling yourself short.

What attracted you to Syracuse and why did you decide to stay in the area? I moved to Syracuse a year ago for work but have lived in Western New York all my life, grew up in the Buffalo area and moved to Rochester after finishing up school at SUNY Geneseo.

What do you like about Central New York? I love the 4 seasons, the Finger Lakes area, SU Sports and that it has a great cost of living with awesome education for my kids.

What do you hope to improve in Central New York? I would like to see more money raised for organizations that need it most and improved situations for the children of Central New York so they are able to see all the great things that CNY has to offer and give them hope for the future.

How would you attract and keep the youth in the Syracuse area? By creating great education programs as well as extracurricular events that gives them a purpose.  Also to get them involved in community events at a young age so they feel part of the city/town they live in.  For highschool/college aged kids I think it’s important to have plenty of events/festivals that gives them something to do and makes it a fun place to live and eventually raise a family.

What YLU event had the greatest impact on you and why? I recently participated in the Christmas Bureau Distribution Day and was amazed at the amount of items given and the number of families that were positively affected by the generosity of the local community.

Why do you believe in giving back to your community through Young Leaders financial and volunteer commitment? In today’s busy and fast paced world it’s easy for people to think “I don’t have time to give” or to have the mentality that “others will give their time and money to those in need” but I think it’s important to take a step back and evaluate what’s most important in life.  To me, I make it a point to set aside time and plan financially to help people within the community because I want to move the areas that I live in forward and do all I can for those in need.