Sarasota Young Professionals Group Announces New Board of Directors

The Sarasota Young Professionals Group (YPG), a program of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

The YPG Board recently swung into their 2015-2016 year with an annual retreat on Saturday, September 26 at the Circus Arts Conservatory. They met as a group to establish their goals, but learned to take risks and establish trust both with each other and on the trapeze.

The board focused on several key areas, including increasing member engagement, strengthening partnerships and connecting young professionals to the arts and culture of Sarasota. Ultimately, the 2015-2016 Board hopes to serve as a catalyst in establishing Sarasota as a community that provides ideal quality life for young professionals.YPG Group BOD“I am excited to support a phenomenal group of people and an exemplary Board of Directors as we head into the 2015-16 year,” Chairperson Michael Calamaras, TriNet, explains. “We are focused on our mission to connect, retain and serve young professionals in the Greater Sarasota area through engagement, opportunity and advocacy, and to envision ‘a dynamic community with a high quality of life for young professionals.’”


The 2015-2016 Board of Directors includes:

MichaelCalamarasMichael Calamaras

AshleyLeonAshley Leon
Northwestern Mutual

ChrisLaneyChris Laney
Immediate Past Chair
Active Screening

AdamAngstadtAdam Angstadt
Volunteer Chair
Flagship Fire

SeanDuadeSean Duade
Leadership Chair
American Cancer Society

KaylaEscobarKayla Escobar
CYD Representative
Riverview High School

David Ford-Coates
Partnership Chair

AnnaFosterAnna Foster
Gulf Coast Community Foundation

AmeliaGranthamMarchAmelia Grantham March
College Representative
Ringling College of Art & Design

AvarieHannahAvarie Hannah
Small Business Owner Chair
The Social Porpoise

AdamHughesAdam Hughes

AndreaKniesAndrea Knies
Scholarship Chair
New College of Florida

SamLowrySamuel Lowry
Arts & Culture Chair
Sarasota Opera

KellyMartellaKelly Martella
Finance Liaison
Boar’s Head

ShantelNormanShantel Norman
Events Chair
Visit Sarasota

TravisRossnagleTravis Rossnagle
Membership Chair

RaymmarTiradoRaymmar Tirado
Communications Chair
Clear Idea Labs

RobYoungRob Young
Government Issues Chair
ICARD Merrill

MimiFleckMimi Fleck
YPG Coordinator
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

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