Our Leadership

YPAL is led by a stellar Executive Director and volunteer Board of Directors, and boasts an impressive list of Advisory Council members and Ambassadors. Our leaders are an assemblage of some of Louisville’s most impressive innovators, community builders all motivated by creating community for YPs in our city.


Ambassadors are members that build relationships of non-members and members within the organization. Ambassadors achieve this by being a familiar face at events, staying informed, and informing others about YPAL programs and events. Ambassadors also engage non-members and members in conversation, connect them to appropriate contacts within the organization and at events, and develop their social skills through networking opportunities. The overall mission of an ambassador is to help non-members and members navigate their interests throughout the organization, while building professional networking skills.

Our ambassador program is a year-long commitment, running from July to June. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please reach out to the Director of Membership.

Know someone (including yourself!) who would be a stellar ambassador? Nominate them here! We’ll use this form to contact nominees when ambassador applications open.


2023-2024 Ambassadors

Abby Berthold – Chief Learning Officer – Liam & Hold
Ahmed Farah – Programs Manager – Immigrant and Refugee Services – Louisville Free Public Library
Alderic W. Senecal IV
Alexander Lee – Senior Internal Auditor – Humana, Inc.
Alexis Miller – Research Technologist II – University of Louisville
Alexis Warren – Account Manager – SCRAM Systems
Allison Wiseman – Communications Director – Family & Children’s Place
Amy Czerwonka – Wellness Coordinator – EXOS
Anna O’Donell – Student – University of Louisville
Annette Dangerfield – Project Manager – Louisville Metro Government
Antonio Nunnally – Business Analyst – Thrive365
Ashley Rose Schneider – Financial Advisor – Edward Jones
Asia Lavender – Program Monitor – Develop Louisville
Austin Jay Taasaas – Financial Analyst – HUB | Taylor Advisors
Babar Khokhar – General Manager – Floyd Hospitality
Bailey Hanks – Director of Special Events and Fund Development – Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana
Bruce Bell – Real Estate Agent – Keller Williams Louisville East
Carly Whitesell – Senior Associate II – FORVIS
Carman Napier – Director of Development – Day Spring
Carmen Schreiber – Marketing Manager – Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors
Casey Foley – Marketing Specialist – USDA
Cory McCauley – Staff Strategist – C2 Strategic Communications
David Andrews – Sales Associate – Duluth Trading Co.
Devyn Corvington – Associate Customer Success Manager – World Wide Technology
Donna Weakley – Future Operations Chief – US Army
Elizabeth (Beth) Cecil – Tax Senior Associate – MCM CPAs and Advisors
Elizabeth Erwin – Assistant Account Executive – Tandem Public Relations
Elton J. Thomas – Phlebotomist, Medical Examiner – Exam One
Enidza Torres – Manager of External Relations – Volunteers of America Mid-States
Evan Coartney – Vice President of Accounting & Administration – Churchill Financial
Finn Kola – Account Executive – Tag Your Swag
Frank Wiley – Controller – Heritage Hardwoods of Kentucky
Gabrielle Stone – Technical Talent Partner – Bamboo Health
Hailey Culp – Project Coordinator – Volunteers of America Mid-States
Henna Khan – Attorney – Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Jasmine Collins – CEO, Social Media Manager – Collins Media Co.
Jeremy Gibson – Co-Founder – Impact Kentucky
Jesten Slaw – Consultant – Impact Kentucky
Joel Mwambayi – Security Analyst – Edward Jones
John Davies – Event Sales Manager – Mellwood Art Center
John Patrick O’Brien – Risk Analyst – GE Appliances
Jordan El-Mallakh – Executive Director – incoming – Dress for Success
Joslin Britt – Insurance Agent – Senior Solutions
Jovondra Coffey – Campus Recruiter – FORVIS
Julianna Sims – Grants and Development Manager – The Salvation Army
Julie Donna – Energy & Climate Justice Organizer – KFTC
Keith Miller – Founder and President – Vibe Consulting
Kurt Tyree – Logistics Coordinator – Terex
Larysa Shevchenko – Relationship Banker – PNC
Maddy Glass – Assistant Project Manager – Calhoun Construction Services
Mary Hayes – Talent Attraction Specialist – Northwestern Mutual
McKenzie Gary – Co-founder – Terigrowth
Megan Wolter – HR Business Partner – Stored Value Solutions
Miranda Johnson – Senior Specialist and Part-Time Administrative Assistant – Graduate Hotels and HANDS
Nashia Marie Holmes – Associate Mortgage Sales Manager – Republic Bank
Natalie Yan – Senior Business Intelligence Engineer – Humana
Nick Landis – Tax Credit Underwriter – PNC Bank
Owen Bullington – Outside Sales Rep – United Rentals
Peyton Brock – Epidemiologist – Oldham County Health Department
Phillip Clay Johnson – Digital Workplace Services Recruiter – TEKsystems
Rebekah Courtney – Convention Sales Manager – Louisville Tourism
Ruth Gao – Learning and Development Specialist – Catalyst Learning
Stacey Isaac – Senior Engineer – Geosyntec Consultants
Stephen R Swan II – Director of Graduate Student Recruitment – University of Louisville College of Business
Taylor Burke (Rice) – Director of Selection and Campus Recruitment – Northwestern Mutual
Thomas Cooper – Senior Data Scientist – Humana
Tristan Degen – Account Manager – Telecom Decision Makers (TDM)
Vanessa Anthony – Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst – Optum Rx
William Talbott – Account Executive – Wessel Insurance Agency, Inc.
Zach Huff – M&BD Assistant – Hogan Lovells




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