The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is proud to announce the sixth graduating class of their Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program is a three-month accelerated and intensive experience designed to address the leadership development needs of young professionals.

Sponsored by the UofL College of Business, Yum! Brands & YPAL Cares, the program includes twenty hours of training led by Chris Schulz, Learning Manager with Humana wherein participants take an introspective look at their strengths, values and leadership style and get advice from community leaders. In addition, the group researched issues impacting young professionals in our community.

The Fall 2015 Class of the Emerging Leaders Program concluded their coursework on December 1.

The 21 graduates include:

Heather Bruner, Family and Children’s Place; Lauren Cook, Meritrust Welth Management; Miller DeeWeese, Outfront Media; Chelsey Duncan, Brown-Forman; Tara Eggenspiller, Student; Tyler Elliott, PNC Bank; Madison Gamez, Yum! Brands; Brooks Herrick, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Amanda Hesse, Tichenor & Associates; Thomas Hobbs, Republic Bank; Patrick Kelley, MCM CPAs & Advisors; Hugh Madison, Iristrac LLC; David Meek, Benchmark Mortgage; Antigona Mehani, Kentucky Refugee Ministries; Lee NesSmith, Sunbelt Rentals Inc.; Nicole Steeves, Liquor Stores, NA; Kevin Stewart, PNC Bank; Tim Thomas, Milestone Design Group; Alex Weires, University of Louisville College of Business; Emily Wickerham, IMC; Adal Yousef, MCM CPAs & Advisors.

More information on YPAL’s Emerging Leaders program can be found here.

Applications will open for the Spring 2016 ELP class in January.