YPAL is excited to announce its 2023 YPAL Award Winners! These 10 young professionals are sterling representatives of leaders in Louisville and we’re ready to celebrate their contributions to the community.
YPAL Award winners were nominated by their peers for connecting, engaging, and developing in their community. YPAL received more than 265 nominations to recognize the amazing work of young people in our community. Our award winners are exemplars of the YPAL mission!
The 2023 YPAL Awards will be hosted at Louisville Slugger Field on July 26. This event has limited capacity- get your tickets now before they’re gone!
Thank you to our 2023 YPAL Awards presenting sponsor: Deloitte
Lena Muldoon is the Executive Director of You Decide, Kentucky!, a nonprofit organization and statewide initiative that supports modernizing the Constitution of Kentucky so local revenue generation can empower economic growth and community decision-making throughout the Commonwealth. Muldoon leads her community through service with New Leaders Council Kentucky, Kids Cancer Alliance, Kentucky YMCA Youth Association and Assumption High School Alumnae Association Board.
Joe Frazier is the founding Executive Director of the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. He has launched the first statewide database including all Certified Kentucky Minority Owned businesses. Frazier serves on the Board of Directors for Volunteers of America Mid States, the Louisville Association for Community Economics and the Noir Black Chamber of Commerce, along with the Kentucky Non-Profit Network’s Racial Equality Taskforce.
Erin Sigmund serves as the Community Relations and Policy Advisor at the American Printing House for the Blind, working to increase community visibility and support, enhance policy information and engagement, and coordinate work with national organizations. She has served with AmeriCorps as Program Manager at the Global Game Changers Student Empowerment Program, along with volunteering at Kentucky Shakespeare and One Church Youth Ministry.
Ancia Ifill serves as the Associate Director of Academic Services at the University of Louisville Athletic Association while also being a Ph.D. student researching international student-athlete experiences. The former international student-athlete has been nationally recognized for her inclusion efforts for international student-athletes. Ifill volunteers with the YMCA and is a member of the Louisville Foreign Relations Committee and Louisville Cricket Club.
Michael Moeller is the founding partner of the Louisville Ale Trail, playing a pivotal role in promoting the city as a key destination for beer lovers. He has led innovative programs like the Louisville Ale Trail brewery passport program and organizes Louisville Beer Week. Moeller shares engaging discussions about food and beverage on Kentucky Commons Podcast.
Nadia Jarfi is the Growth & Strategic Partnerships Manager at Story Louisville, fostering partnerships and connecting with communities in Louisville with relationship-building and strategic planning. She has an academic background in bio-cultural anthropology. Jarfi is also a certified Wine Sommelier.
Anthony Perry is a Millennial queer advocate who plays a key role in driving acceptance, change, and celebration of diversity and inclusion of marginalized people. Perry is a Compliance Test Analyst for Republic Bank and serves as Communications Chair for the PRIDE Business Resource Group. Perry has served as a panelist on Louisville Youth Group’s Queer Spirituality session and volunteers for the Human Rights Campaign, House of Ruth, VOICES of Kentuckiana, Louisville Pride, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Ashley Rose Scheider is a financial advisor at Edward Jones who helps people cultivate their financial goals. She previously served as Vice President of Front of House Services at Kentucky Performing Arts and was on the planning team that opened Old Forester’s Paristown Hall. She connects people to the arts in a meaningful way.
Diana Duran is a community leader and professional development advocate for the Latinx/Hispanic community. Duran launched Hispanic BRG and is currently serving as Co-Chair for the Events Committee for Unidos, the Hispanic BRG at Humana. The Mujeres de HACE alumnae was president of Prospanica in 2020 and served on the board for five years. She also joined the board of the Louisville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Duran was recently part of the inaugural cohort of the Office for Women Ambassadors.
Erica Holloway-McDaniel is the director of Cardinal Bridge Academy. She was the founding strategic leader of the Yum! Brands CSR program focused on providing a transformative student experience by leading a team that connects universities, school districts, the Kentucky Department of Education, and local businesses. She serves on the Young Professionals Board for Kids Cancer Alliance, Inc., the Vice Chair on the YPAL Foundation board, and is a cluster leader with the Chestnut Street YMCA Achievers program.
Join us online now and in person on July 26th to celebrate our 2023 YPAL Award winners.