After seven months of board meetings, research and workshops, we’re proud to announce a new five-year strategic plan to focus more on recruitment and retention of young professionals in Louisville with an emphasis on advocacy and work on specific issues important to our members. With this road map in place, our members can look forward to more opportunities to connect with and learn from business leaders, educate themselves on social and political issues and share their views with local officials. YPAL would like to thank the committee for their help – Abbie Gilbert, Abby Shue, Chris Brice, Emma Brown, Lauren Libert, Mark Mucci, Phillip Roberts, Rebecca Weis, Robbie Ghosh, Ted Smith, TJ Graven, Tray Cockrerel and Vernon Foster. Thank you to Ben Reno-Weber as well for facilitating this process.

We welcome you to get involved with YPAL by stopping by one of our events or attending a committee meeting. Sign up to become a member of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville today.

2011-2012 Highlights

  • Completed a five year strategic plan.
  • Continued the CFO Series featuring Rich Lechleiter of Kindred Healthcare, Bill Mudd of Churchill Downs and Brad Rives of LG&E and KU.
  • YP Day at the Capitol featured young professionals from Louisville, Lexington and Eastern Kentucky.
  • Introduced of Manic Monday social events, including a discussion with the curatorial staff at 21c to discuss the giant, golden “David Statue”.
  • A Member Benefits Fair highlighted the many organizations that provide discounts to YPAL members.
  • Technology and Communications committees collaborated to host relevant events geared towards developing professional skills with the LinkedIn 101 and Adobe Photoshop tutorial sessions.
  • YPAL members contributed over 55 hours of service through the Mayor’s Week of Service, as hosted the Special Olympics Regional Games for the 10th year in a row.
  • Two brand new committees formed- the Healthcare and Legal committees planned engaging events such as Women in Healthcare and the Legal Series.