Committees of the Young Professionals Group

Community Committee
The Community Committee is dedicated to helping our members get connected in local government issues and in volunteer opportunities. The Community Committee offers unique events, such as Civics Happy Hour, Common Grounds, and various volunteer events with local nonprofit organizations. The Community Committee is led by Jamie Kattrein and Branan Jacobs.

Events Committee
The Event Committee is dedicated to creating unique programming and annual events for our members. In addition to planning and organizing monthly events, such as our After Hours, this committee is responsible for leading the logistics and planning for all annual YPG events. The Community Committee is led by Leroy Presley and Lauren Joseph.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is dedicated to recruiting and engaging YPG members. This committee works to bring the voice of our members to the planning of events and activities, while also working to increase the value of YPG membership. The Membership Committee is led by Sofie Wachtmeister and Brandon McAllister.

Outreach Committee
The Outreach Committee is dedicated to engaging the Sarasota community in YPG. This committee works to develop and foster relationships with community organizations and businesses that wish to connect with local young professionals. Additionally, this committee works to develop strategic communications for the YPG. The Outreach Committee is led by Carl Watkins and Elizabeth Reynolds.

For more information about joining YPG Committees, please contact YPG Coordinator, Mimi Cirbusova at

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.