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YPAL announces new board of directors for 2022-2023 term

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) has selected its 2022-2023 board of directors. The incoming board is composed of young professionals representing a broad range of industries and backgrounds who are unified in their desire to make Louisville a better place for young professionals to live, work, and play.The board will be led by incoming President, Woo Smith, a Senior Associate at Terracon. The 2022-2023 Board term will begin July 1, 2022.“The incoming board is filled with talented professionals devoted to seeing Louisville become a better city by attracting professional talent, developing leaders and creating a community focused on lifting everyone upward,” Smith said. “I’m excited to lead a board that’s representative of the skillful and accomplished young professionals in Louisville.” Below is the complete list of Board appointments:Executive Committee:

  • President: Woo Smith – Terracon Consultants, Inc.
  • President-Elect: Tanelle Sawyer – 3DE power by Junior Achievement
  • Immediate Past President: John Weber – Waller Law
  • Treasurer: Matt Bowman – MCM CPAs & Advisors
  • Secretary: Sarah Pennington Richards – Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • VP of Public Relations: Sam Draut – WDRB News
  • VP of Connection: Gabrielle McChristion Stone – Bamboo Health / Appriss
  • VP of Development: Emory Williamson
  • VP of Engagement: Sean Southard – Republican Party of Kentucky


  • Communications: Ben Barberie – Frost Brown Todd
  • Social Media: Catherine Thompson – University of Louisville
  • Technology: Benjamin Donlon – Metro United Way
  • Community Outreach: Alexus Richardson – Dare to Care Food Bank
  • Public Issues: Aaron DuVall – BKD CPAs & Advisors
  • Professional Development: Jameson Gay – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Leadership: Miriam Nally – Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Paris Parada – Galen College of Nursing
  • Recruitment: Bansari Mehta – Eye Associates of Southern Indiana
  • Membership: Charlie Todd – Stored Value Solutions

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