LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) has named a new executive director, Cassidy Hyde, who will take the organization’s reins on May 3.
After seven years at the helm, former Executive Director Ann Marie Maldini has taken a position with YPAL sponsor PNC Bank, where she will serve as a client and community relations specialist.
Hyde has been involved with YPAL since 2016 formerly serving on the YPAL Board of Directors as the president-elect, VP of programming, director of recruitment and as an ambassador. She is also a graduate of the organization’s Emerging Leaders Program and Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite Louisville program.
Originally from Henderson, Ky., Hyde understands the importance of finding community in a new place. On her relocation to Louisville in 2016 as an advancement officer at Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, she became involved with YPAL as a way to meet other young professionals.
Hyde has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Kentucky and actively volunteers as the Young Alumni President for the Greater Louisville Region, as an advisor for the University of Louisville Chi Omega Chapter, as the marketing chair for their alumnae group, as a brand ambassador for the Leadership Louisville Center, and as an Metro United Way Board Member.