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Charleston Young Professionals
Where Emerging Leaders Connect

Charleston Young Professionals (CYP) was created as an arm of the Chamber to attract, retain and develop young professionals in the Charleston region. CYP is a 1000+ member-strong organization that is widely recognized as an action-oriented powerhouse of the region’s up and coming young leaders.

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Key Pillars
Professional Development

Looking for a mentor-based professional development program?

Apply for Leadership Discovery

Ready to Join CYP?

CYP membership is FREE for you as long as your employer is a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Fill out the application (this will ensure that we have your name and information in our system for future CYP communication).

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Networking events allow you to interact with a diverse group of business leaders and young professionals from a variety of industry sectors.

Professional Development

Professional development opportunities allow our members to build their careers and better themselves.


Serving and making an impact in our community is an important way to give back and discover what passions you have for volunteering.


Young professionals need to have access to the information and resources that drive policy in our region and the state.

2024 CYP Advisory Council

Celeste O'Keefe
CYP, Leadership and Programs Manager
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Pat Tang, Chair
Western & Southern Life
Jaimee Salone, Vice Chair
Julia Applegate
Daphne Johnson
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Erika LeGendre
College of Charleston - School of Business
Mario Picciotto
SC Stingrays
Emily Ross
Ross Printing
Danielle Trauth-Jurman
Trident United Way
Catie Turner
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Maddie Underwood
Mimi Wall


Presented by: College of Charleston School of Business
CYP Champion: Ross Printing

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