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

Board of Directors

Graham Harrell


Kaia Moore

Vice President

Chelsea Garcia

Financial Director
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Megan Williams


Aubrey LaRue

After Hours Chair

Eric Collins

Sponsorship Chair

Whitney Hill

Luncheon Chair

Josh Cropp

Member at Large

Tripp Stanford

Communications Chair
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Shawanda Mason-Moore

Special Events Chair

Alison Sexter

Member at Large – Strategy

Diane Parks

Chattanooga Chamber Liaison

Callie Starnes

Past President

Jocelyn Turnipseed

Membership Chair
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Tad Russell

Member at Large

Geoff Millener

Member at Large – Service

Mo Fider

Protege Program Chair

Donyel Scruggs

Member at Large – Events