Young Professionals Group Board Members

2016-2017 YPG Board of Directors:

Ashley Leon
Northwestern Mutual

Rob Young
ICARD Merrill

Michael Calamaras
Immediate Past Chair

Anna Foster
Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Kelly Martella
Finance Liaison
Boar's Head

Brandon McAllister
Engagement Chair
Sarasota Memorial

Jamie Minton
Government Issues Chair
Girls Inc.

Shantel Norman
Events Chair
Visit Sarasota

Leroy Presley
Programming Chair
Intertape Polymer Group

Branan Jacobs
Volunteer Chair

Raymmar Tirado
Communications Chair
Clear Idea Labs

Sofie Wachtmeister
Recruitment Chair
Mote Marine Laboratories

Carl Watkins
Partnership Chair
Allegiant Private Advisors

Mimi Cirbusova
YPG Coordinator
Greater Sarasota Chamber 
of Commerce 


The opinions expressed by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) Board of Directors, Young Professionals Group Board of Directors, Leadership Sarasota County Council, and volunteers are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect the opinions of the GSCC, the programs and councils, the members, or the staff of the GSCC.

YPG on Facebook

Stay connected with Sarasota Area Young Professionals via our Facebook page. Come check out photos from past events, gets information about future events and share stories about your SRQ experience as a young professional! 


Come join us on the first Thursday of each month for our After Hours events! These are the biggest networking events for Young Professionals in the Sarasota area, so grab your business cards and elevator speeches and we'll see you there! MORE EVENTS 

YPG Sponsorship 

As a program of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the YPG must rely on sponsorship of Chamber Member businesses in order to help fund our professional development, networking programs and initiatives. Annual Sponsorship is a great way to support and reach the young professionals in the the community while gaining exposure for your business or organizations.