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YPAL selects slate for new Board of Directors to serve 2023-24 fiscal year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) has selected its 2023-24 board of directors. The incoming board comprises young professionals representing a broad range of industries, experiences, and backgrounds who are all unified in their desire to make Louisville a better place for young professionals to live, work and play.The 19-member incoming board includes 14 people currently serving on the board of directors, demonstrating the level of excitement, dedication and success in the organization. The incoming board will innovate, advance and amplify YPAL’s mission to create a welcoming and vibrant community for young professionals.The board will be led by incoming President Tanelle Sawyer, Executive Director of Workforce Talent Development at KCTCS. The 2023-24 Board term will begin July 1, 2023, and end June 30, 2024.Below is the complete list of Board appointments:Executive Committee

  • President: Tanelle Sawyer – KCTCS
  • President-Elect: Benjamin Donlon – Metro United Way
  • Immediate Past President: Woo Smith – Terracon Consultants, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Matt Bowman – MCM CPAs & Advisors
  • Secretary: Jameson Gay – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • VP of Public Relations: Sam Draut – WDRB News
  • VP of Connection: Charlie Todd – Stored Value Solutions
  • VP of Engagement: Sean Southard – Republican Party of Kentucky
  • VP of Development: Miriam Nally – Greater Louisville Inc.


  • Communications: Aaron DuVall – FORVIS
  • Social Media: Christine Lund – Rodeo Drive Inc.
  • Technology: Sarah Kelley – University of Louisville College of Business
  • Community Outreach: Peggy Schnell – Metro United Way
  • Public Issues: Ben Barberie – Frost Brown Todd
  • Professional Development: Mclean Shutt – Mercer
  • Leadership: Catherine Thompson – University of Louisville Athletics
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Tammie Haynes – ChenMed LLC
  • Recruitment: Paris Parada – Galen College of Nursing
  • Membership: Bansari Mehta – Eye Associates of Southern Indiana

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