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we connect young professionals with like-minded individuals and community opportunities.
we give of our time, talents, and treasure to develop our community.
we continue to grow as leaders through professional and personal development.
we live each day healthy, well, and balanced.

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Happy November!
As we approach the busy holiday season, now is the perfect time to stop and reflect on the things and people for which we are thankful. I’d like to take a moment to offer a special thank you to our board of directors and leadership team. This group of energetic and dedicated young professionals work very hard to ensure we have quality events, programs, and resources available to our members.

Meg Burke – President Elect
Jessica Andrade – Treasurer
Alex Andrade – Legal Counsel
Lauren Glass – Secretary
Walker Wilson – VP Community Development
Maggie Whittemore – VP Marketing
Ashlee Kirkland – VP Member Services
Haley Richards – VP Professional Development
Erik Petersen – Ambassador Chair
Karina Unger – Membership Chair
Brittnay Hammac – Networking Chair
Rachel Mock – Quality of Life Chair
Derek Park – Quality of Life Co-Chair
Eddie Murray – Economic Development/Government Affairs Chair
Caitlyn Prichard – Economic Development/Government Affairs Co-Chair
Jessica Edwards – Brand Manager
Jeremy Ochoa – Professional Development Coordinator
Jen Fink – Mentor Pensacola Coordinator
Josh Lyons – Marketing Coordinator

Please join me in thanking them for their time and commitment to PYP!

I’d like to invite you to join us for a few very special events this month! On Tuesday, November 14, we will be meeting at the West Florida Public Library to discuss how to incorporate every day leadership into our professional and personal lives.

Networking is sweet this month! Networking Night is Thursday, November 16 at SoGourmet! Along with great connections with fellow young professionals, enjoy a coffee and hot cocoa bar! We hope to see you there!

As always, you can find our events on the website, our facebook page, and our Members Only Facebook Group!

Connect. Give. Grow. Live.


Upcoming Events:

"Everyday Leadership" - A Group Discussion Hosted by PYP's Professional Development Team

Tuesday, November 14
West Florida Public Library

The common conception of a “leader” is someone who is charismatic, confident, and enjoys the spotlight. But this definition of leadership is often far too narrow and excludes other, simple–yet valuable–ways of influencing others.

Join our upcoming PD Team meeting as former PYP president Jonathan Thompson discusses a pair of videos that challenge the standard model of leadership. We will first view Drew Dudley’s TED Talk on “Everyday Leadership,” and will follow that with a very brief but powerful video highlighting the concept of the “First Follower.” There will then be a group discussion in which attendees can cite their own personal experiences with these topics, and brainstorm ideas for how to better incorporate these forms of leadership into our everyday lives.

5th Course: Connect

Connect with your fellow young professionals at this networking event that is a bit on the sweet side. We will be featuring local bakeries to get the holiday season kicked off with a bang! Sample your way to new connections with a variety of delicious treats. Java lover? If yes, take advantage of a full coffee bar to pair with these scrumptious treats. Caffeine is not your thing? Then the build your own hot cocoa bar is for you!


We CONNECT young professionals with like-minded individuals and community opportunities.


We GIVE our time, talents, and treasure to develop our community.

We continue to GROW as leaders through personal and professional development.

We LIVE each day healthy, well, and balanced.