A Letter from our President

To our Advisory Council and Sponsors, 

Great things are happening within the YPAL organization.  We just kicked off the 2015-16 board term and our membership is at an all-time high.  I am also pleased to report that the lineup of our Board of Directors is very impressive.  This year’s board is a combination of returners and new faces. YPAL is excited to capitalize on the experience of the returning members as well as the fresh ideas of those new to the Board.

Every year, it is our goal to bring new ideas to the young professionals of Louisville in the form of events and programming designed to enhance our members’ experience in the community. 

Since 1999, YPAL’s mission has been to connect, engage and develop Metro Louisville’s next generation of leaders.  Keeping our mission in mind, we will officially launch three brand new event series later this month: Connect, Engage and Develop. YPAL hopes to expand upon our mission through events that specifically focus on these crucial areas of a young professional’s development.

We also have new programs on the horizon that will expand upon our reach in the community.  At YPAL, we understand the importance of offering quality, affordable professional development opportunities for our members.  In 2016, we will be piloting professional development workshops designed to arm our members with the skills needed to gain an advantage in the workplace.  We are currently conducting research, listening to our members, reaching out to community partners, and taking the final steps to implement these opportunities.  If you have ideas, suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Looking forward to the year ahead,

David Haney
President, Young Professionals Association of Louisville

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