Mission of YP Nashville
YP Nashville is a partnership between the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and young professional organizations working to engage, connect and empower young professionals to actively shape the future of the Nashville region.
The goal of YP Nashville is to connect young professionals to diverse opportunities for networking, professional development and community involvement. YPNashville.org is the place for young professionals who want to get involved and make a difference in their companies and our community. We invite you to access our list of member young professional organizations on our partners list.
Click here for information on the founding of YP Nashville.
To read more about the five events we host each year, click here.
While the presidents of all YP Nashville member organizations meet twice each year, a volunteer chair spends a great deal of time working to support the efforts of YP Nashville. Our YP Nashville chair and past chairs are an integral part of our YP Nashville team, and we appreciate all they do!
2018-2019 YP Nashville Chair
Krystal Clark, Director for the Office of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt University
Krystal Clark, M.Ed., is a native of Portsmouth, VA and has served in her role as the Director of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt University since 2015. Krystal has been an active member of the Junior League of Nashville since 2008, mostly recently serving as the president from 2017-2018. She has been involved with many other YP Nashville partner organizations including the Class of 2015 Nashville Emerging Leaders, Friends of Nashville Ballet, Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, The Belcourt Theatre and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Krystal is also the founder of Starting Line Young Professionals for Girls on the Run. When she’s not working at Vanderbilt or volunteering in her community, she serves as a speaker, facilitator and guest blogger. Working out, reading, binge watching, acting as a residential Nashville tourist, concerts, and watching sports documentaries is where you’ll catch her in her free time.
YP Nashville Staff
Meredith McKay, Manager, Talent Attraction & Retention, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Meredith McKay is a "boomerang" Nashville native, meaning she was born in Nashville, moved away for a while, but eventually found her way back home. After growing up in North Carolina and Connecticut, she decided it was time to get back to Nashville where she attended Belmont University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree as a music business major and was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Meredith has traveled to 23 countries across 5 continents, loves trying new recipes and is the former captain of a trampoline dodgeball team. She also loves meeting new people, social media marketing and proofreading everything in sight. She is a member of the Nashville Children's Alliance YP Board and YP Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.
Meredith’s key role is to manage the day-to-day happenings of YP Nashville, but she also assists with workforce development, specifically focusing on connecting employers to young talent. Additionally, she matches job seekers with helpful resources and manages the Chamber's nationally marketed job board, NashvilleJobsLink.com.