About Us

YPG of Cenla

Who We Are

About Us

The Young Professionals Group of Central Louisiana is a motivated, educated and community-conscious group of individuals. By connecting diverse young professionals across the area, we create a force that will both strengthen and grow Central Louisiana.

YPG of Cenla

What’s in your future? Find out how to navigate the various opportunities and transitions you’ll face as a young professional and how to reach your professional goals. Make sure you get the most from your YPG Membership.

Board Members

Caitlin Chelette

Caitlin grew up locally here in Central Louisiana. She is the Content Creator in the Communications Department at RoyOMartin. She has a B.S. in Public Administration from Louisiana College and her MBA from LSU Shreveport in 2017.


Alexa is from Dry Prong, Louisiana and is a 2018 Communications graduate of Louisiana State University in Alexandria. She is the Assistant Marketing Manager at Southern Air Heating and Cooling. She resides in Alexandria with her husband, Patrick.


Katie is a Financial Analyst at Cleco. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Louisiana College and completed her MBA from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2018.  She is a Cenla native and resides in Alexandria with her husband, Brandon.

Co-Small Events Chair

Dustin is a 2017 graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering. He also studied Leadership and Development and Business Economics. Dustin is the Site Digital Innovation Leader at the Procter & Gamble plant in Pineville. He is a Louisiana native and lives in Pineville with his wife, Mikella, and son, Lincoln.


Joseph Buzzetta is the Executive Director at the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition. As the CLHC Executive Director, Joseph oversees the agency’s day-to-day activities, works in the community to help identify, advocate, and mobilize resources to ensure that people at-risk of or experiencing homeless in Central Louisiana have access to permanent and supportive housing.  


Matt is a Program Officer at The Rapides Foundation. Originally from Alexandria, he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from LSU in 2016 and completed his Masters in Business Administration from LSU Shreveport. Matt moved back to Alexandria in 2016 where he lives with his wife, Kate, and son, Levy. 

Kasey Carter
Crawfish boil chair

Kasey is the Assistant Terminal Building Superintendent and TSA Security Coordinator for Alexandria International Airport. He is a member of the Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates, American Association of Airport Executives, and Airport Council International. He is currently a student at LSUA. He is happily married to Brianna and they have two boys, Everett and Oliver.

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Co-Small Events Chair

Sarah is the Digital Marketing & Engagement Specialist at Crest Industries in Pineville, Louisiana. Born and raised in Alexandria, Sarah graduated from the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU in 2020. She now lives in Alexandria and dotes on her nephew, Levy.


Our Vision

The Chamber is the voice of business at the local, state and federal levels of government. It provides members with opportunities to come together for monthly programs, committees and annual events. The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organization with a membership that includes small businesses, merchants and professionals, nationally recognized corporations, educational and health institutions, community organizations, as well as individuals.

Our Mission

The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce represents over 1,200 businesses and industry members and 52,000 employees in central Louisiana. We’re here to help your business succeed and help you get connected with other business and community leaders. The Chamber has represented the most influential leaders in this area for more than 100 years. By becoming a member, you join a group of dedicated community leaders who are committed to the growth and prosperity of our region.
Our greatest asset is you, the investor. Let us be your resource for greater visibility, connections, influence and knowledge. Together we can make central Louisiana a great place to live, work, learn and play.