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The vision of the Greater Memphis Chamber Young Professionals Council (YPC) is to equip a new generation of Memphis business leaders with the connections and knowledge they need to rise into leadership roles throughout our community for years to come.

YPC’s quality-over-quantity core programming puts young professionals in conversational settings with top local business leaders, educates members on issues at the forefront of our city’s development, and creates connections among ambitious emerging leaders.


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2021 Young Professionals Council Executive Board

  • Board Chair
    • James Ramson, Vice President, Payables Product Team Lead, First Horizon
  • Vice Chair
    • Jeremy Andrews, Director of Development, BRIDGES
  • Marketing Chair
    • Kimberly McManis, Senior Specialist LPSP DEI & Citizenship,  FedEx Freight
  • Membership Co-Chairs
    • Ryan Mathis, Sales Engineer, Etairos HVAC
    • Molly O’Malley, Senior Recruiter, Adams Keegan
  • Events Co-Chairs
    • Nora Murray, Senior Manager of Community Impact, New Memphis
    • Brent Hooks, Chief Administrative Officer, Allworld Project Management
  • Volunteer Co-Chairs
    • Susan Waggoner, Sales Enablement Advisor, FedEx Services
    • Sebastian de Kok, Vice President, US Operations, HealthLink
  • Professional Development Co-Chairs
    • Jeremy Calhoun, IT Project Manager, International Paper
    • Leslie Finch, Manager, Development Partnership Marketing, Grizzlies



All YPC events except our luncheons and mixers each summer and holiday season are exclusive for YPC members. If you are not a member, contact for details or click here to apply.

If you are a member, all invitations for these events are delivered via email and will also be posted in the Chamber YPC Facebook group. Contact if you are missing those communications and would like to sign up for an upcoming event.

Core Programming

Corner Office Series

Intentionally limited to ensure a conversational atmosphere, the Corner Office series brings 20-30 YPC members to the C-suite of a Memphis business 4 times annually to meet successful local leaders and learn more about their rise to the top, including a myriad of industries and companies.

Past Corner Office visits have included Rick Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude, Eric Barnes, Executive Editor & Publisher of digital news outlet The Daily Memphian, Lyman Aldrich, one of the original founders of the Memphis in May International Festival, and Meri Armour, CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

YPC Luncheons


Our biannual membership luncheons engage the entire membership with lunch, connections with peers, and a keynote or panel discussion addressing a prominent topic in the Memphis conversation.

YP Power Hour

YP Council members network with mid-career leaders to learn more about career navigation, leadership development and personal/professional development through a series of cocktail hour events throughout the year.

Membership Mixers


Every summer and holiday season, YPC invites all members, guests, and prospective members to join us at a great local venue for food, drinks, and connections with the young professional community.

YP Council Service Projects

Twice a year, YPC members work together for volunteer opportunities such as helping high school students with college prep and recent grads with resume writing.

Extras & Opportunities

In addition to the scheduled events listed here, YPC members are often invited to special events, meetings, press conferences and other unique opportunities throughout the year to provide access to the business community.


YPC Membership Fee: $100 per member annually.

Chairman’s Circle Companies: Up to 10 YPC Memberships complimentary | Click here to see if your employer is a member of the Chairman’s Circle, the Chamber’s highest investment level.

YPC Membership Benefits

  • Access to all annual YPC events:
    • Corner Office Series (4)
    • YPC Luncheons (2)
    • YP Power Hour (2)
    • Membership Mixers (2)
    • Service Projects (2)
  • Invitations to exclusive meetings or events with the business community
  • Opportunity to hold leadership positions on YPC Board
  • Opportunity to apply for Expanded Corner Office professional development event
  • Invitation to exclusive YPC Facebook group

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