Who We Are

The Young Professionals of Chattanooga (YPC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that brings young professionals (21 – 40) in the Chattanooga area together to promote philanthropic initiatives, attend social events, raise political awareness and leverage influence in the city’s future.

Our Mission

Creating opportunities for young professionals (21 – 40) to connect and grow into the future leaders of Chattanooga.

Our Vision

YPC aims to be Chattanooga’s leadership incubator — the place where young professionals come to find inspiration, impact the community, build relationships, channel energy, advocate passions, and to leave better than when they came.

YPC aims to be the first place employers look for new talent and the first place they send their most talented.

YPC is the place young professionals will find leaders who will invest in them, and the place they will return as seasoned veterans to serve as mentors.
We are the future of Chattanooga…we are YPC.

Our Activities

  • Monthly event focused on Professional Development
  • Monthly After Hours Networking
  • Protege Chattanooga
  • Southern Soiree

Board of Directors

Kaia Moore


Josh Cropp

Vice President

Andy Scheu

Financial Director
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Megan Williams

Member at Large

Aubrey LaRue

After Hours Chair

Eric Collins

Sponsorship Chair

Whitney Garcia


Shawanda Mason-Moore

Member at Large

Tripp Stanford

Co-Communications Chair
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Amy Walters

Co-Communications Chair

Alison Sexter

Co-Service Chair

Diane Parks

Chattanooga Chamber Liaison

Sean Slaughter

Professional Development Chair

Jocelyn Turnipseed

Membership Chair
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Tad Russell

Co-Service Chair

Marissa Bell

Co-Special Events Chair

Mo Fider

Protege Program Chair

Crystal Bishop

Co-Special Events Chair