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

Board President

Caitlin grew up locally here in Central Louisiana. She is the Digital Media Coordinator at Kinetix, and she completed her MBA from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2017.

Board Secretary

Alexa is from Dry Prong, Louisiana and is a 2018 Communications graduate of Louisiana State University in Alexandria. She is a Social Media Coordinator at Kinetix.

BOARD MEMBER

Originally from Bunkie, Caitlyn is a communication representative at Cleco. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2017 and today resides in Pineville with her husband, Caleb

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Dustin is a Louisiana native who graduated from Louisiana State University  with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 2017.  He has been working at the Procter & Gamble plant in Pineville for the past 3 years.

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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.  

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Matt is a Program Officer at The Rapides Foundation. Originally from Alexandria, he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from LSU 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.

BOARD MEMBER

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.

THE CENTRAL LOUISIANA REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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.