Catalysts for positive change

Pensacola Young Professionals brings YPs together to share our passion for the Pensacola Bay area and create positive change in our community

Connecting the dots

Pensacola Young Professionals was created in 2006 to be a voice for the young pros of Pensacola. We started with taking a stand on the Maritime Park initiative and have made it our mission to be catalysts for positive change ever since.

We connect the dots between our members’ goals and the opportunities available to them in the Pensacola Bay area. Whether a member is interested in professional developmentcommunity servicelocal economic development, governmental affairs, or looking for networking opportunities, PYP looks to offer a little something for everyone.

Our goal is to connect members to opportunities within our community and create a greater sense of belonging that attracts and retains young talent in the Pensacola Bay Area. 


I joined PYP to be a part of a community of like-minded individuals in the same season of life as I.  I have always believed that a community that comes together has a stronger voice for what they believe in rather than if they tried to do anything on their own.  PYP gave me an opportunity to be a part of that as a young professional and I made lifelong friendships which also serve to benefit me professionally.

Jessica Simpson
Joined PYP in 2007
Pensacola Chamber

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We CONNECT young professionals  through regular networking nights and programming designed to strengthen relationships.


We GIVE our time, talents, and treasure to build a vibrant community through partnerships with local nonprofits and volunteer service projects. We VALUE developing our community through civic education and action.


We commit to GROW as leaders by investing in personal and professional development opportunities within PYP and within our greater community.

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Like our members, memberships come in all shapes and sizes! 

The New PYP Year Ahead

The New PYP Year Ahead

I’m Ebony Cornish and since April 1, 2022, I have been beyond excited! Not only for the opportunity to lead in this capacity or the fact that we’ve been able to retain most of the current leadership team while adopting a new board structure, but also because I’m the...

Our Leadership is Changing (Join the Board)

Our Leadership is Changing (Join the Board)

Ask our PYP Leadership Team, and they'll tell you that joining our board of directors gave them a greater sense of purpose within the organization and in our community as a whole. Not to brag, but we're pretty proud of that.  In our strategic planning, we took a deep...

Key Takeaways: Design Basics for Non-Designers

Key Takeaways: Design Basics for Non-Designers

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting PYP alum Veronique Zayas of Hatchmark Studios for a seminar supporting our members in need of those basic design skills for the job we weren't prepared to do! As always, Veronique knocked it out of the park. Here are the key...

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Studer Properties
Gulf Winds Credit Union
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
International Paper
Transformation Church
ProHealth Clinic
Navy Federal
Pensacola Chamber