Young Professionals

Association of Louisville

Young

Professionals

Association of

Louisville

 

 

CONNECT.

ENGAGE.

DEVELOP.

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities, and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. Our mission is to create a vibrant, welcoming young professional community in Greater Louisville by connecting, engaging, and developing our members.

 

CONNECT. ENGAGE. DEVELOP.

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities, and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. Our mission is to create a vibrant, welcoming young professional community in Greater Louisville by connecting, engaging, and developing our members.

Upcoming Events

YPAL offers a variety of events and meetings, allowing you to participate in the ones that fit your schedule, goals and needs. Members enjoy discounted or free admission to events, but everyone is welcome to attend. View our calendar for a complete list of upcoming meetings, networking events and community gatherings.

 

 

Over 1100 Members

and Counting!

“YPAL introduced me to business leaders and other young professionals I would not have met otherwise and helped me become more involved in my local community. It was an enriching experience that has shaped the professional I am today.” – Sally G.
“…amazing opportunity to expand my personal and professional network…” – Drew E.

Latest News

YPAL selects 2024-25 Board of Directors in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 16, 2024) -- The Young Professionals Association of Louisville has selected its 2024-25 board of directors. The incoming board is composed of young professionals representing a broad range of industries, experiences and backgrounds. The board...

Meet your Spring 2024 Emerging Leaders Program Graduates!

Congratulations to our graduates! The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is proud to announce its 23rd graduating class of our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) presented by Republic Bank. The Emerging Leaders Program is a three-month accelerated and...

2024-2025 YPAL Board of Directors Applications are open!

YPAL is a volunteer organization for young professionals, run by a board of young professionals, and we’re looking for our next leadership team! Over the course of this 1-year commitment, you will get an opportunity to engage with how a board of directors operates,...

25 Years of YPAL with Cynthia Knapek and Tanelle Sawyer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 24, 2024) -- One of the founders of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville and the nonprofit's current president recently met to discuss the organization's past, present and future. Cynthia Knapek, now the president at Leadership...

My Story | My YPAL – Melissa Perez

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 29, 2024) -- Melissa Perez is a media and account service coordinator at Red7e, an advertising agency in downtown Louisville. Perez credits her academic success and professional journey to her parents. Without the ability to speak English, her...

YPAL Board of Directors support adding proposed local tax measure to November ballot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2024) -- The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) shared an advocacy position in support of a ballot measure proposed by Kentucky legislators that would give voters the opportunity to decide on a local taxation constitutional...

Meet YPAL’s 23rd Emerging Leaders Program class in Louisville: Spring 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2024) -- Twenty-five young professionals were selected to participate in YPAL's 23rd Emerging Leaders Program presented by Republic Bank. Over the next three months, these individuals will take part in an accelerated and intensive experience...

YPAL adds new leaders from around Louisville to Advisory Council

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2024) -- Young Professionals Association of Louisville added numerous new Advisory Council members for the 2023-24 term. The Advisory Council is an assemblage of some of Louisville's most impressive innovators, community builders and leaders...

YPAL, Mayor Craig Greenberg release Louisville economic survey data

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2024) — The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) and Mayor Craig Greenberg shared analysis from a city-wide survey focused on growing efforts and opportunities for economic development, investment, talent attraction and...

YPAL invites young professionals to join the Louisville organization in 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 1, 2024) -- Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is inviting you to join the organization at the beginning of the new year. With more than 1,200 members, YPAL is a great way for young people to get connected with their city. The...

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