Who We Are

The Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga (YPAC) 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

YPAC 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.

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

YPAC 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 YPAC.

Our Activities

  • Monthly Leadership Lunch
  • Monthly After Hours Networking
  • Protege Chattanooga mentoring program
  • Annual Southern Soiree party

Board of Directors

Graham Harrell


Kaia Moore

Vice President

Chelsea Tackett

Financial Director
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Megan Williams


Bethany Chaffin

After Hours Co-Chair

Chris Hammitt

After Hours Co-Chair

Kaia Moore

Luncheon Chair

Josh Cropp

Membership Chair
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Dakota Williams

Sponsorship Chair

Jenna Kettenring

Special Events Chair

Alison Sexter

Communications / Advertising Chair
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Diane Parks

Chattanooga Chamber Liaison

Zach Hutcherson

Past President

Jocelyn Turnipseed

Member at Large

Tad Russell

Member at Large

Patrick Wells

Member at Large

Josh Jolley

Protege Program Chair