Twenty young professionals were selected to participate in YPAL’s ninth Emerging Leaders Program presented by Yum! Brands, Park Community, Learning House & YPAL Cares. Over the past three months these individuals took part in an accelerated and intensive experience designed to address the leadership development needs of young professionals. They finished the program with a clear understanding of their strengths, values and personality in the context of being a more effective leader.

Their class project centered on Quality of Life for Young Professionals in our city. Their findings and recommendations will be released soon.

Participants in the program were:

Elena Shulgina, OrganoCat; Bentley McBentleson, KFC US; Bobby White, Park Community Credit Union; Sibel Solagan, Fund for the Arts; Will Freibert, Stock Yards Bank & Trust; Sarah McIntee, Harbor House of Louisville; Stephanie Barrett, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana; Erin Leonard, Innovative Publishing; Ian Herrick, Louisville Farm to Table; Kathryn Finn, Vibrant Nation, IMC; Amber Weiand, Kentucky Science Center; Stephanie Routh, PNC Bank; Parker Kuhn, Clayton & Crume; Rachel Kynhoff, Ivy Tech Community College & IU Southeast; Karen Meek, Uspiritus; Sam Plappert, Power; Will Hux, Faurecia; Jonathan Klunk, Level 3 Communications; Aimee Conrad-Hill, Volunteers of America; and Jill Zangari, Strong Hold Products.

The program is facilitated by Chris Schulz, Learning and Development Program Manager at Humana.

More information on YPAL’s Emerging Leaders program can be found at this link. Applications for the Fall 2017 class will open in August.