Mission of YP Nashville

YP Nashville is a partnership initiative of 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.


About Us

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

Amy Goode, Manager, Talent Attraction & Retention, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Amy Goode is a Tennessee native who has been in Nashville since 2008. Before starting at the Chamber, she worked for Lipscomb University, where she specialized in marketing, recruiting, and aided in setting strategic goals for student growth. With a career crossing several industries, Amy’s work includes experience in nonprofits, education, workforce development, and state government. At the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, she uses her skills in communications and coalition building to further the involvement of young professionals in the greater Nashville area.

A graduate of Lipscomb University with her Master’s in Leadership and Public Service with a graduate certificate in Conflict Management, Amy is a cheerleader for utilizing collective impact to advance cross-sector collaboration to cultivate community growth and prosperity.

As an avid college football fan, she spends many fall Saturday’s in Knoxville cheering on the Vols. Outside of football season, Amy can be found on the ski slopes, gardening, or hosting friends.