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Who is PYP?

Board of Directors & Leadership Team

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and Leadership Team are comprised of PYP members in good standing who have been active members and are now interested in taking on a major leadership role in the organization. The board meets once a month and provides recommendations and feedback on new PYP initiatives.

The Board of Directors is made up of 11 voting board members and 1 ex-officio member. Each VP has a dedicated coordinator (“leadership”) to assist in the programing and workload for their respective roles. 

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Past President*
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Legal Counsel
  • VP Economic Dev. & Govt. Affairs
  • VP Marketing
  • VP Membership
  • VP Networking
  • VP Professional Development
  • VP Quality of Life

*Ex-Officio

Most Board of Director and Leadership Team positions are one-year terms with an option to renew for a second year. Board Applications typically open in January and selection occurring in February. New board members begin their terms in April. 

Organizational Chart

Executive Committee

President

Eddie
Murray

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL

President-Elect

Sara
Lefevers

PENSACOLA CHAMBER

Past President

Walker
Wilson

BAY LUMBER TRADING

Secretary

Ebony
Cornish

MAXIM HEALTHCARE

Treasurer

Mikayla
Maracle

BODACIOUS BREW

Legal Counsel

Steve
Luongo

LEVIN PAPANTONIO

Economic Development & Government Affairs (EDGA) Team

VP of EDGA

Basil
Kuloba

INERTIA

Econ. Dev. Coordinator

Melissa
Stoker

FLORIDAWEST

Marketing Team

VP of Marketing & Comm.

Meg
Burke

MEG BURKE PHOTOGRAPHY
PENSACOLA OPERA

Marketing Coordinator

VACANT

 

Public Relations Coordinator

Katin
Davis

GUEST SUPPLY

Membership Team

VP of Membership

Cheyenne
Sherman

NAVY FEDERAL

Membership Coordinator

Zack
Suggs

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOC.

Military Liason

Rachel
Stuart

BEN FRANKLIN ACAD.

Networking Team

VP of Networking

VACANT

 

Networking Coordinator

Rachel
Gilliam

BECKWITH CAMP

Professional Development Team

VP of Professional Development

Bradley
Sanders

GULF COAST KIDS HOUSE

Professional Development Coordinator

Jean
Ross

RED HAT

Quality of Life Team

VP of Quality of Life

Claire
Kirchharr

HEALTHY START

Quality of Life Coordinator

Dr. Angel
Bradley

FL DEPT. of HEALTH

Staff

Ruthie Christie

Executive Director
ruthie@pensacolayp.com

Ruthie is the only paid employee of Pensacola Young Professionals and is charged with keeping all of the PYP wheels turning on a day-to-day basis. She’s been a member of PYP since 2015 and an employee since 2019.Her passion is to strategically align and support the goals of PYP and its members in order to retain and develop top talent for our community, one relationship at a time.