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  • Mission Statement

  • Coast Young Professionals (CYP) is designed to develop leaders along the Mississippi Gulf Coast by connecting its network of over 225 diverse and dynamic young professionals (ages 21- or young at heart) throughout the region. 

  • Upcoming Events

    Registration is requested for all events. 

  • Program Overview

  • Coast Young Professionals provides a variety of special events and programs throughout the year to facilitate connections, professional development, and engagement among young professionals along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We offer Five Signature Events that occur annually, social and networking programs, and a series of professional development seminars and workshops.  In addition to programs, CYP offers development opportunities through Leadership Gulf Coast scholarships and CYP Scholarship/Professional Grants. We embrace the chance to learn from current and emerging leaders in our community, as well as seasoned professionals from various backgrounds who can enlighten our members and advance their careers.


  • Meet our Board of Directors

    2023 Coast Young Professionals Chair: Jase Payne, City of Gulfport

    Immediate Past CYP Chair: Nicole Martz, IP Casino Resort Spa

    Incoming CYP Chair: Christian Hartley, Cadence Bank

    Treasurer: Gardner Hewes, Cadence Bank

    Leadership and Learning Chair: Brittany Ravenscraft, Keesler Federal Credit Union, Mortgage

    Policy and Government Chair: Melissa David Hewes, Mississippi Power

    Projects and Networking Chair:  Grace Russell, CMG Financial

    Community Service Chair:  Taylor Wilson, Gulf Coast Silk Screening

    Membership Chair: Scarlett Green, The People's Bank

    Communication Chair: Amanda Griffin, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    Board Members At Large: Amanda Gray, Nicole Martz, Anthony Lopez, Annie Sanders, Jahquishia Easterling, Alesia Haynes, Katie Weldon, Morgan Bogolin, Jessica Mallette, Joshua Borden, Janet Schnurr, Samantha Loomis, Antoine Taylor, Sawyer Walters, Eric Granberry, Laithan Simmerman

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