Thirty-three young professionals were selected to participate in YPAL’s 22nd Emerging Leaders Program presented by Republic Bank.

Over the next three months, these individuals will take part in an accelerated and intensive experience designed to address the leadership development needs of young professionals. They will finish the program with a clear understanding of their strengths, values, and personality in the context of being a more effective leader.

Their program has three main components centered around YPAL’s three key pillars; connection, engagement, and development.

Participants in the Fall 2023 program are:

  • Alex Laurentin Costa, Republic Bank
  • Bri Reed, Republic Bank
  • Chester Delph, Univesity of Louisville College of Business
  • Elise Welsh, Story Louisville
  • Tra Jones, Mercer
  • Caroline Abell, Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Eli Jacob, Migration & Refugee Services
  • Julianna Sims, The Salvation Army
  • Jalyssa Smith, Knipper Health
  • Ariel Powell, Exploited Children’s Help Organization
  • Bethany Schagane, Heaven Hill Brands
  • Camille Fort, Louisville Water Company
  • Claire Puffer, Doe-Anderson
  • Diana Dillman, Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Easton Depp, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
  • Evin Munson, Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Ginny Hoyt, Kentucky Science Center
  • Jennifer Davis, Charter Communications
  • John Davies, Mellwood Art Center
  • Kate Hatter, High10
  • Katherine Yochum, RunSwitch PR
  • Kennedy Bibb, Metro United Way
  • Kurt Tyree, Terex
  • Laurel Mallory, Metro United Way
  • Maya Jamner
  • Demiche Sewell, Devine Noire Media Group
  • Natalie Gober, UofL Trager Institute
  • Pam Rodriguez, Stantec
  • Samantha Crowder, KPFF
  • Saravanan Murugan, Humana
  • Taylor Burke, Northwestern Mutual
  • Tommy Staffieri, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
  • Tommy Steppe, FORVIS

The program is co-facilitated by Lenae Price, President and Founder, and Jessica De La Rosa, Facilitator & Coach, both of Mindset Collaborative, LLC. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion class is facilitated by Michele Shelton CDP, CPC. Thank you to our Fall 2023 Emerging Leaders Program sponsors Republic Bank, Story Louisville, YPAL Foundation, Mindset Collaborative, and Michele Shelton, llc.

Applications for the Spring 2024 program will open in December. Program, Scholarship, and Childcare Stipend information can be found by clicking here.