Young Professionals Advisory Board

Designed to support and create programming for CWCC young professionals as they navigate their careers and businesses, this unique community of professionals works to develop the next generation of leaders through quarterly professional development and social opportunities.

Our board members represent various industries, organization sizes, positions held within these organizations, and a diversity of perspectives. There is an application process that opens in September each year. Terms go from December to November of the following year.

A community of young professionals working to develop the next generation of leaders.

Impact: The CWCC YP Board puts on quarterly programs to engage other young professionals, provide tools and resources for development, create community, and give back. While programs are designed for young professionals, they are open to all (regardless of age). Please check out the CWCC events calendar to view and register for upcoming YP events.

Applications for the 2024 CWCC Young Professionals Advisory Board will open in September 2023.

More information

Interested in learning more? Contact Leah Caputo at

About the YP Board

Made up of young professionals ages 25 - 40 of all genders, representing businesses of all sizes within all industries, the CWCC YP Board is designed to support and create programming for CWCC Young Professionals as they navigate their careers and businesses. This is done through quarterly professional development and social opportunities.

YP networking events are planned by the YP Board and are open to anyone from the CWCC Community,
regardless of age or gender.

Members of this board also support the chamber with member engagement in the CWCC community, fundraising, and special projects.

YP Executive Committee

Angie Ruddell, Lockheed Martin - Chair

Stephanie Short, America Succeeds - Past Chair

Kate Thomas, VF Corporation - Executive Committee

Alyssa Parker, Institute for Functional Medicine - Executive Committee


YP Board Members

Daphne Ye, Centura

Elri Nieuwenhuizen, Occasions Catering

Grace Randazzo, Empower

Haley Parco, Haley Parco, LLC - Consulting

Hilary McKenna, Chevron

Kimberlee Ward, Eternal Balance Candles

Meg Hanley, Lumen

Samantha Cox, Workplace Elements

Vanessa Ortiz, Bespoke

Victoria James, Slalom

Megan Flanagan, Kaiser Permanente

Angela Rennick, University of Colorado

Jessi Whitten, Levitt Pavilion

Sarah Rice Carlson, Davis Graham & Stubbs

Maria Henderson, Leapify

Erica Rutledge, Ibotta

Hillary Chappel, Forvis

Lauren Linzer, Travelers Haven

Andrea Andrews, Denver Water

Andrea Chichizola, Muyu Ltd

Ana Ugartechea, Turner Construction

Vanessa Pritchett, YMCA


If you would like to get involved in the Young Professionals board, please email Leah Caputo at