Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP)

 A group Focused on FUTURE LEADERS  

NKYP is a program of the NKY Chamber of Commerce that provides young professionals opportunities to engage, connect and grow as we strive to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being in Northern Kentucky.

NKYP is focused on:

• Expanding professional and social networks for young professionals
• Connecting young professionals with quality programming and events to support growth & development
• Engaging young professionals in the community with a goal to make a difference in their companies and the region

Upcoming NKYP events


 Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLA)

The Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs) Celebration is hosted by Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) to salute and applaud YPs under the age of 40 for significant professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and community impact. For over 10 years, the NGLAs have celebrated talented young leaders and the continued impact that former NGLA Finalists and Award recipients are making throughout the region!

2020 NGLA Winners 

Top Row:
Kim Best, The Carnegie
Justin Otto, Newport on the Levee/North American Properties
Kevin Reynolds, Thomas More University
Middle Row:
Tyler Hudson, Hudson Eye Center
Sarah Grace Mohr, Mackey
Bottom Row:
Mark Collier, Fort Thomas Matters/Living Media
Ellen Bates, Brighton Center
Candace McGraw, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (2020 NKYP Legend Award Recipient)
Click to learn more about the 2020 NGLA Finalists and Award Recipients and view this year’s Virtual Celebration.



The NKYP Passport is an all-access pass available to young professionals that offers a one-time flat fee to attend all NKYP hosted events, select NKY Chamber events, opportunities to serve on NKYP planning committees, and discounts and exclusive invites. This is a great option for young professionals that only want to make one ask of their employer to cover networking expenses and support their growth as a YP. Passports are available for NKY Chamber members and future NKY Chamber members.

Passports are available for NKY Chamber members and future NKY Chamber members. Not sure if your company is a member?  Click Here

Click here to purchase your annual NKYP Passport! 


 Want to get involved?

There are endless ways to get involved with NKYP! For more information contact Amanda Johannemann, Director, Talent Strategies | NKYP at



2020-2021 NKYP program sponsors 



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