YP Nashville Connect – Learn more about YLC!

YLC is participating in the YP Nashville Connect event, our city’s largest networking event for young professionals. This trade show is an after-hours style event for you to learn about opportunities to partner with more than 50 organizations to impact our community. All organizations are members of YP Nashville, and will hosting individual display booths […]

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YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2019 Kicks Off Training

Welcome to the following students in YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2019, who will meet weekly at Williamson, Inc. for nonprofit board leadership through November 21: Karen Livingston Alves, MBA (LP Building Solutions), Laurie Atkins (JPMorgan Private Bank), Cortni Beardsley (Williamson, Inc.), Ashley Hill Brandon, CPA (Crowe, LLP), Dominique B. Butts (Greater Nashville Technology Council), Nicole Ceccacci, […]

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YLC Alumna Danielle Spence Joins Wealth Strategies Partners As Relationship Manager

Danielle Spence, CTFA (Class 56) has joined Wealth Strategies Partners as relationship manager involving high-net-worth clients. Danielle brings nearly 20 years of financial industry experience and previously served as a vice president of private banking at ServisFirst Bank. She has extensive trust and investment management expertise as well as commercial banking and lending experience. She […]

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Exclusive 25% Discount for YLC Alumni and Class Participants for 2019/20 Season of Nashville Rep

Nashville Repertory Theatre, the premiere regional theatre company in Nashville since 1985, has been named Best Professional Theatre by the Nashville Scene and the Best Local Theatre by The Tennessean. Every year, over 20,000 members of the local community get to experience a Nashville Rep production, special event, or outreach program. If you haven’t experienced […]

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Judge Lynda Jones to Preside Over Davidson County General Sessions Court

Congratulations to Judge Lynda Jones (Class 36) for being elected to preside over the Davidson County General Sessions Court effective today (Sept. 1). Not only was she elected to General Sessions Court Division IX in 2014, she found time in her busy schedule to be a mentor in the YLC Mentor Program in 2017 and […]

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YLC Former Board Chair James Crumlin Making News for His Capitol Steps Workout

It’s always a treat when we find out one of our YLC alumni has been featured on television. Here’s an inspiring story that aired on June 21 on NewsChannel 5 about James Crumlin (Class 41), an attorney at Bone McAllester Norton PLLC who has been leading the “Capitol Steps Workout” on Monday and Thursday evenings […]

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Nominations Being Accepted for Nashville Business Journal’s 2020 40 Under 40 Awards

What do Krystal Bonner (Class 65), Amy Willoughby Bryant JD (Class 71), Lindsay Bryant (Class 69), Tyler Graham, MBA (YLC/Massey Graduate School Alumni Class 2017), Parker Prevost (Class 69) and Mary Lauren Teague (Class 61) have in common? They’re all YLC alumni who were 2019 winners of Nashville Business Journal‘s 40 Under 40 awards! How […]

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Photos from Diane Hayes’ Farewell Reception Published in 8-22-19 Issue of Green Hills News/Nashville Today

GCA Publishing (aka Green Hills News, Nashville Today, et al.) published photos from Diane L Hayes’ farewell reception in the August 22 issue, now on newsstands at area libraries and retailers or online on page 16.

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Charlane Oliver of Class 59 Quoted in Tennessean Article on Low Voter Turnout of Millennials in Mayoral Election

Today’s issue of The Tennessean featured an article by opinion columnist LeBron Hill noting that voters under 35 made up only 9% of early voting for the most recent Nashville mayoral election. To find out what may be keeping more millennials ages 23-38 from voting locally, Hill talked with Charlane Oliver (Class 59), founder of  […]

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Harry Allen of Class 62 Is This Week’s Featured “Boss” in NBJ

Harry Allen (Class 62) is the featured “Boss” in this week’s Nashville Business Journal. Harry, co-founder and chief relationship manager at Studio Bank, is a Nashville native and one of the business community’s most recognizable young leaders, especially for his philanthropic efforts. In addition to being president of the Rotary Club of Nashville, he’s an […]

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YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2019 Participant, Angela Courtney, Featured in NBJ’s 40 Under 40

Angela Courtney will be starting her nonprofit board leadership training in the YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2019 this September so we were excited to see her being featured in this week’s “40 Under 40” in the Nashville Business Journal. She is senior director of strategy and performance for Ankura Consulting Group and earned an economics and […]

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Buy Tickets to Network! Nashville Event on 8/9/19 Now with NETWORKNASH Code

If you haven’t already purchased your ticket for Thursday’s Network! Nashville, now is the time! Our friends at Nashville Junior Chamber are teaming up with YLC, Junior League of Nashville, Network Under 40 and Music City Young Professionals to connect, collaborate, and expand our professional and personal network in a non-business like environment. Grab a […]

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David Wells and Ashley Northington Chosen as 2019 NELAs Winners

On August 1, the 13th Annual Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs), presented by Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville, recognized the 14 industry winners from the 70 finalists announced bacck in May. A committee comprising industry experts, community leaders and past NELA recipients within each industry selected finalists from a pool of more […]

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Nine YLC Alumni Named 2019 Power Leaders of Finance by Nashville Business Journal

Nashville Business Journal recently announced its 2019 Power Leaders of Finance. Nominations were accepted from the public and then an independent panel of judges helped determine who you need to know in Nashville’s finance scene, whether you’re looking for help in accounting, banking, financial planning or you need to go straight to the C-suite. Congratulations […]

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TBT YLC: Open Mic Reception for 2015 Mayoral Candidates at JLN HQ

TBT YLC: With the 2019 Metro Nashville General Election coming up on August 1, here’s a look back four years ago when a crowd of more than 100 YLC alumni and Junior League of Nashville members gathered at the Junior League HQ to hear the 2015 Mayoral candidates at an Open Mic Reception. Pictured below […]

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Join YLC, Nashville Junior Chamber, Junior League, Network Under 40 and Music City Young Professionals on August 8

Our friends at Nashville Junior Chamber are teaming up with YLC, Junior League of Nashville, Network Under 40 and Music City Young Professionals to connect, collaborate, and expand our professional and personal network in a non-business like environment. Network! Nashville is Thursday, August 8 from 6pm-8pm at Sambuca, 601 12th Avenue South in Nashville. Grab […]

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First Citizens National Bank’s Smart Women Program on Financial Fraud on July 22 and 23

Thanks to Sydney Ball (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2016) for sharing First Citizens National Bank’s community-based, financial literacy initiative, Smart Women, to help promote financial wellness. This month’s program is “Financial Fraud: Take Charge & Prevent” and is being offered at two different days and times (with the same content and speaker) on Monday, July 22, […]

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Class 72 Graduates Published in 7/14/19 Tennessean

The Sunday, July 14 print issue of The Tennessean published the names of the graduates of YLC Class 72 in People in Business.

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Nashville Business Journal Publishes Diane Hayes’ Farewell Reception Online

Thanks to Nashville Business Journal for publishing photos online today from Diane Hayes‘ farewell reception. Click on the link here and see Diane, Lisa Shacklett, Blair Smyly, Matthew Harrison, Glenn Bradley, Eden Afriat, Debbie Robinson, Holly Urbanowicz, Dietz Osborne, Jaclyn Avara, Morgan Stewart, Tanya Bonney, Kenisha L. Rhone, Laini Brown, Justin Luckett and Meredith McKay Luckett on slides 19 through 24.

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Diane Hayes Farewell Celebration on 6/19/19

On June 19, Young Leaders Council celebrated one of Nashville’s greatest treasures and our former executive director, Diane Hayes. Over 400 alumni and supporters joined us for a wonderful evening in the Gulch Crossing club room, and the rain held off long enough for us to enjoy remarks by our board chair, Josh Livingston, Class #1 alum and Waller […]

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YLC Alumna Yanika Smith-Bartley Chosen for Nashville Post’s 2019 All-Star Board

In the Summer 2019 issue of Nashville Post, one of the six profiled business leaders who were assembled for the 2019 All-Star Board is YLC alumna Yanika Nikki Smith-Bartley (Class 43). Yanika is Vice President and Special Counsel for Diversity and Inclusion at Asurion, where she brings employment and regulatory expertise to an organization now home to […]

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HubNashville Website and App More Popular and Effective Than Ever

According to Mayor David Brileyast week, Metro Nashville’s one-stop shop for reporting issues and offering input, hubNashville, keeps getting more popular – and more effective. Residents submitted a record-setting 15,380 requests in May, nearly 1,000 more than the previous month and more than doubling the number from May 2018. And the average time it takes […]

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YLC Staff Making Great Things Happen This Summer and Fall

The YLC staff, from left, Jamie Weathers, Patty Kelley St. Clair and Lisa Shacklett, taking a quick breather after a very busy spring with 90 class participants graduating last month, planning Diane Hayes’ farewell reception next week, finalizing the participants for Class 73 kicking off in September and working on admissions for YLC/Williamson Chamber Class […]

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YLC’s Association Sponsorship of NBJ’s Next Gen Series on 5/21/19

YLC was the association sponsor for Nashville Business Journal’s Next Gen series on May 21 at Fat Bottom Brewing with more than 100 young professionals and accomplished business leaders in small group discussions about personal and professional goals. YLC executive director Lisa Clark Shacklett was one of the executive table hosts sharing her insight on […]

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Four YLC Alumni Named 2019 Power Leaders in Commercial Real Estate

Four YLC alumni will be recognized on June 11 as Nashville Business Journal‘s 2019 Power Leaders in Commercial Real Estate, seen as the dealmakers and key professionals planning and securing a solid foundation that is moving Nashville’s skyline upward and outward. Congratulations to Kelly Knight Hodges (Class 40), Gresham Smith (for Architecture/engineering); Tatum Flynn (Class […]

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