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Young Professional Advisory Council

About YPAC

Supporting the Orlando Regional Chamber’s pillar of talent development, YPAC’s mission is to provide Central Florida’s millennial generation with strategic tools, tactics and knowledge to prepare them for their future of work and leadership. YPAC provides employers the opportunity to immerse rising young employees in professional development programming designed to support regional efforts to attract and retain today’s top talent.

At bi-monthly meetings, members participate in a series of workshops, conversations and opportunities to learn best practices to address the changes and challenges facing our society and workforce now and into the future.

Membership

YPAC brings together an inclusive and diverse group of high-performing young professionals under the age of 39 for professional development, networking opportunities and access to key community leaders.

  • Orlando Economic Partnership investors receive complimentary membership seats depending on investor level; additional seats can be purchases for a $250 annual membership fee.
  • Orlando Regional Chamber members can join for a $250 annual membership fee for each YPAC participant.
  • Non-Chamber/Partnership members/investors can join for a $350 annual membership fee for each YPAC participant.

Schedule

YPAC meetings are typically held from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, located at 301 East Pine Street, 9th floor, Orlando. Optional volunteer opportunities, networking opportunities, socials and professional development workshops will be regularly added to the calendar.

Attendance Policy

YPAC members are expected to attend four (4) of the six (6) formal YPAC meetings.

Governance

The Young Professional Advisory Council is a program of the Orlando Regional Chamber, a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership. Elesa Sowell, Associate, Shutts & Bowen, serves as the 2019-2020 YPAC Chair.

Mentorship Opportunities with iGRO

In 2017, a volunteer committee comprised of members of YPAC launched iGRO, a two-month program designed to retain our business community’s summer interns and new hires by showcasing why Orlando is an ideal place to live, work and play. Members of YPAC can volunteer on the iGRO committee and/or as a volunteer mentor to a 2020 iGRO participant.

Join YPAC

If you would like more information on how to join YPAC, contact Patricia Thomas, Operations Coordinator, Orlando Regional Chamber, at patricia.thomas@orlando.org or 407.902.2443.