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St. Pete Young Professionals (SPYP)

Are you a young professional interested in the future of St. Petersburg and the greater Tampa Bay area? Do you want to become active and engaged in your community and expand your network? We invite you to learn more about our Young Professionals group!





Attract. Connect. Engage. ACE.


Attract and identify the next generation of community leaders.

Connect young professionals with the surrounding community through unique opportunities in the areas of service, leadership and advocacy.

Engage young professionals in local corporate, community, and cultural settings.


To be recognized as Florida’s leading young professional organization offering exceptional networking, professional development, and community involvement services to our members. SPYP also strives to become a driving force for economic development in St. Petersburg through recruitment and retention of young professionals.


2015 Executive Committee:
Taylor Traviesa- Chair
All Children’s Hospital Foundation

Jason Spears- Immediate Past Chair
Peninsular Mechanical Contractors

Cal Webster- Professional Development Chair
CFP Homes, LLC

Nate Matro- Leadership Development Series Chair
LumaStream, Inc.

Greg Ruggiero- Leadership Roundtable Chair
Bouchard Insurance

Alicia Lannom- Membership and Mixers Chair
SDII Global

Franco Ripple- Service Co-Chair

Andrew McBride- Service Co-Chair
Adams and Reese, LLP

Michele Pliner- Communications Chair
Casa- Community Action Stops Abuse

Sean Hampsey- Social Sports Co-Chair
Tampa Bay Club Sport

Colin Angle- Social Sports Co-Chair
CFP Homes, LLC

Brooks Wallington- Public Policy
Hughes & Wallington Wealth Management

Justin Bean- Arts and Economic Development
Reusable Transport Packaging


How To Get Involved

All are welcome to attend our monthly Council meetings and many of our events!

We are specifically looking for leadership in the following areas:

-A Historian for SPYP events - if photography is your thing, please get in touch with us!

-Guest Bloggers - more details coming soon, but email us if you have a passion for writing!

If you have additional ideas, we would love to hear from you! Email us at

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(Note: The St. Pete Young Professionals Non Chamber Member option is a limited benefits option and you will NOT receive full Chamber Membership Benefits. However, you will be admitted to the SPYP Council meetings and SPYP events).

Group Feed
Nicholas Napoli registered for the event SPYP Leadership Roundtable.
Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Bethany Wharrie registered for the event SPYP Leadership Roundtable.
Posted Monday, March 16, 2015
Molly Rienerth posted a new topic in the General Discussion forum in the group SPYP: St. Pete Young Professionals.
Posted Friday, November 29, 2013
Mark Stroud registered for the event St. Pete Young Professionals Council Meeting.
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tee J. Grizzard registered for the event St. Pete Young Professionals Council Meeting.
Posted Friday, October 12, 2012
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Recently Updated Profiles
Erica Bolline, Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Inc., Shannon Whitlock, CFP Homes / Keller Williams Realty, Stephanie N. Lawler

Recent Forum Activity
Looking To Earn Business
Posted by: Molly Rienerth, Friday, November 29, 2013
Forum: General Discussion
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Second annual “Engage St. Pete” aims to draw 500 community leaders, activists and influencers
Posted in Chamber News, Thursday, April 9, 2015

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media contacts: Sam Raziuddin    813.956.3524 (cell)   Jesse Landis  813.846.3167 (cell)                     Second annual “Engage ... more »

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