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. 


PYP got me plugged in to the community. Every connection I have in Pensacola has stemmed from a connection made through PYP, a PYP event, a PYP program and becoming more involved in the leadership team. These connections have enabled me to launch a new business in downtown Pensacola and achieve great success as a new company from the relationships made and developed. I highly encourage companies to sponsor PYP as they are an amazing resource for top talent in the area while supporting the movement to attract and retain talent here in Pensacola. 

Cheryl Murphy
Joined PYP in 2015
Vivid Bridge Studios

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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.

Become a member

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

2022 Candidate Forums for Pensacola & Escambia County

2022 Candidate Forums for Pensacola & Escambia County

Pensacola Young Professionals in partnership with the Greater Pensacola Chamber, will host 3 candidate forums this summer in advance of the upcoming Primary Election (August 23). Candidate forums will take place at the Bayview Community Center at 5:30pm each night....

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...

Thank You to our Sponsors & Partners

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