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Livingston Young Professionals

Many young professionals, aged 21-40, would like to get more involved in Livingston Parish, but aren't sure where to start. The Chamber's young professional program can show you the way.  Livingston Young Professionals was formed in 2015 to engage individuals just like you.  The program offers opportunities for you to meet with others who share your desire to play a more active role and build a network in Livingston Parish. Here's what we offer:

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Events for Livingston Young Professionals

We keep a calendar of events especially for young professionals. Some events are smaller and are perfect for those who prefer meeting in a closer setting.  Others are meant to draw a larger audience. You choose. Whatever your preference, you will be welcomed from your very first event and comfortable with your peers in no time. The event list includes:

  • Member Meetings
  • Young Professionals Conference
  • Annual Christmas Mixer
  • Interesting Topics and Speakers
  • Governmental Events
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Community Service

Creating a culture of care for your community not only builds relationships but also makes a positive impact. Community service brings us together for the common good, as we become involved in community issues.  Like events, service projects vary from smaller to larger acts of kindness. Members of LYP are kept informed of opportunities to help. Some of the past service projects have been:

  • House build in the Killian, Springfield area
  • Valentines for seniors who were shut in
  • Assisting local social service agencies
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How do I benefit?

Being a part of a group with a collective interest, like young professionals, is a positive step in your personal development.  In this setting, you can't help but grow and learn. As a bonus, your community benefits from more informed and prepared individuals. We asked our most engaged members of the program what they value most.  Here are their top five:

  • Builds a network of peers
  • Develops your personal brand
  • Develops your skill set
  • Offers leadership opportunities and experience
  • Make friends and learn about the parish
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Who are the Members of Livingston Young Professionals?

Many LYP members are representatives of Chamber business members, but that is not a requirement. There is an individual option too. All members either live, work or have a vested interest in Livingston Parish. You can see them all here.

Not to get deep, but since it is a Chamber program, it does tie to the Chamber's mission and goals - to serve business, enhance community and develop leaders in Livingston Parish.

By the way, to join Livingston Young Professionals only requires a one-time application fee of $50 for current Chamber members and $125 for other individuals.

How can I follow along or receive updates?

You can always follow our social channels for posts that are public. We are on Facebook and Instagram. We also engage regularly through a private Facebook group. Plus, you can sign up for monthly LYP Newsletters sent to your inbox.

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Livingston Young Professionals Leadership Council 2023-2024


Caitlyn Fontenot, Alexis Ducorbier State Farm - Chair

Josh Prejean, Bank of Zachary

Ross Kinchen, The Kinchen Group

Kelsie Moak, Gulf South Technology

Marissa Hoffstetter, Restoration One


Amber Cook, The First Bank

Allison James. Forte & Tablada

Grant Chenevert. REV Business

Nathan Sanders, Livingston Parish Young Republicans


Purpose:  To engage and develop future leaders

Goal:  Develop future leaders and informed individuals who are connected to a common goal.

Livingston Young Professionals Past Chairs

Kelsie Moak - Gulf South Technology Solutions


Ross Kinchen -        The Kinchen Group



Kevin Foster -        First Guaranty Bank


Jamie Seal - Quality Engineering & Surveying


Hannah Kimbrough


Livingston Young Professionals History - Charter Members

The program was founded in 2015. April Wehrs, Chamber CEO, invited three young community leaders to meet. The vision for the program was shared with the group. Their enthusiasm and willingness to participate in the program coming to life started the program.  That's how good things get started - a vision, a plan and the right people to make it work.

Following several planning sessions, the first open meeting was held on October 22, 2015, at the Chamber office on Veterans Boulevard, officially launching the program.

Of the 28 Charter Members of the LYP Program that remain engaged today are: Jamie Seal, Kacie Stewart, Tammy French and James-Adam McCants.