Hear a presentation about the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and its education and community programs. Hear from Maestro Aram Demirjian, Music Director, plus five members of the KSO. They will perform some light classics over lunch, and may even take requests! Hear what it's like to play in the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. $10 advance registration required, which includes lunch.
Calling all YPK members for a conversation with Pershing, Yoakley, and Associates (PYA) co-founder and CEO, Ed Pershing!
5:30 p.m. — Check-in and networking
6:00 p.m. — Speaker: Ed Pershing, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pershing, Yoakley, and Associates (PYA)
7:00 p.m. — After event networking
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine will be provided.
Ed Pershing is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pershing, Yoakley, and Associates and has led the Firm’s growth from its formation with three employees to its position today as the ninth largest privately owned healthcare management consulting firm in the country.
PYA has consistently been ranked by Modern Healthcare among the Top 20 (public and private) healthcare management consulting firms in the country, with approximately 80% of its practice rooted in the healthcare industry. Also, Ed has established several affiliate companies across various sectors—investment advisory, real estate, healthcare claims audit and analysis, and analytics.
On November 9, 2018, Ed was named Entrepreneur of the Year by his alma mater, the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, at the 10th Annual Gala and Alumni Awards.
This is a member-only event. Not a member? Apply today!
Our city is enriched not only by our outstanding young professionals but by the community leaders who have mentored and guided them. For the past five years, YPK has honored local organizations and individuals who are making an impact on young professionals at work, with clients, customers, or in the community.
Fall into fun at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s 9th Annual Fall Festival! Young Professionals of Knoxville will host a children's activity booth at the 9th Annual Fall Festival at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum.
Join Charles Chin, Senior Associate Data Scientist with KPMH, as he presents Cutting Through Jargon: What Data and Analytics Can Do for You and Your Business. In this presentation Charles will help you discover how data and analytics can be used in a variety of business applications.
The organization awards honor three organizations based on size, impact, philosophy, community involvement and overall leadership of young professionals. These awards serve as appreciation and recognition to those organizations that advance our mission.
The individual awards celebrate leaders who embody our vision of making Knoxville the most desirable city for young professionals to live, work and play.
Join Deborah Crouse, Media Relations & Project Director from the Metro Drug Coalition, as she presents YP Community Solutions: Battling the Drug Epidemic. This presentation will focus on various topics that YOU want to know about including drug issues right here in Knoxville and solutions we as young professionals can be doing to fight this epidemic.
For our October 2nd meeting, former Knoxville City Councilman and current CEO of the Transit Alliance of East Tennessee Joe Hultquist will share a vision that just might become a game-changing reality.
With this presentation hosted at the Alliance of Better Nonprofits, you will discover how much time it takes to serve on a board, what type of nonprofit board works for you and ways to get connected. Join us as our former YPK President, Elle Benson, presents Getting Involved: Serving on a Nonprofit Board.
Everyone is always welcome to join the Membership Committee! We plan 3 General Membership Meetings per year, 2 YPK 101s, help with the Impact Awards (there’s a separate committee if you’re interested in that one), and often help with check-in at tons of other events. Hope to see you there!
** Deadline to register is Tuesday, September 4. **
This Happy Hour is open to young professionals. Each ticket costs $10 and includes admission into the fair, a parking pass, 2 beer tickets, appetizers, and admission into the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert ($70+ value!).
With this presentation hosted at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, you will be surrounded with history of both men and women who paved the way for Women’s basketball. Learn not only about the history of the game but what steps you should be making to becoming a leader as a young professional.
Volunteer at Summer Wines Party on August 4th to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of East Tennessee. This fundraiser supports programming to provide trained advocates to help ensure abused and neglected kids in the Knox County Juvenile Court system receive needed services, stay safe, and find a permanent, loving home.
Getting started as a young professional can be very difficult and quite overwhelming. In addition to trying to build our career, we want to accomplish goals outside of work like starting a family, travelling to new places, helping out with our favorite nonprofit and much more.
The 2018 Endeavor YP Summit will be held on Thursday, September 13th at the Mill & Mine. YPK is pleased to announce a limited-time discounted rate for YPK members to attend!
On July 1, 2018, Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK) will launch a member directory at ypknox.com exclusively for YPK members. In addition to being highly visual and interactive, the new directory will have a powerful search feature allowing members to search over 200 member profiles by name, position, company, and even interests.