Young Leaders Society
To learn more about the Young Leaders Society, email our YLS team.

2024 YLS Events

February 29
Unlabeled: A Wine, Whiskey & Mingling Event at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
View photos here.

March 26
United Way of Greater Nashville’s Annual Community Meeting
View photos here.

April 2 – 5
United We Read Day of Action
Learn more here.

June 14
Leaders United from 3 – 6 p.m. at Geodis Park
Register here.

July 15 & 16
Stuff the Bus Day of Action
Learn more and register here.

August 6
First Day of School Volunteering
Learn more and register here.

October 17
Networking Over Nashville from 4 – 7 p.m. at The Westin Nashville
Registration link to come.

Give Thanks Day of Action

December 4
Leaders United Holiday Party at the Nashville Zoo
Registration link to come.

The Young Leaders Society is a network of passionate young professionals creating lasting impact in their communities. YLS members connect with each other and their community through leadership development, volunteer opportunities, networking experiences and more.

How It Works

  • Pledge now with a minimum annual gift of $500 to United Way (just $20/pay period). Be sure to utilize your company’s match program if available.
  • Members expand their social and professional networks and enhance their skill sets by networking and volunteering with like-minded individuals.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join?
By joining this active group of emerging leaders, you will have a unique opportunity to make lasting change throughout your community. Through unique networking events and hands-on volunteering opportunities, members leverage the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow—both personally and professionally.

How many members are in YLS?
More than 700 members contribute over $1 million annually to the work of United Way of Greater Nashville!

What kind of events are held for members?
As a member, you might volunteer at Stuff the Bus Day of Action, mix and mingle with other young professionals at Unlabeled, or get mentorship from some of the most influential business leaders at Networking Over Nashville.

Why should I give to United Way?
United Way unites the community and mobilizes resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. When you commit to United Way, you are fighting for a community where every person—no matter their background, their abilities or their zip code—has an equal chance at a bright future.


Thank you to our 2024 YLS Board Members:

  • Holt Madden (Board President) – Boyle Investment Company, Senior Associate
  • Andy Warren (Immediate Past President) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Sr Manager, Process Systems Development, Engineering Service Support
  • Madison Santana (Events Chair) – Holland & Knight LLP, Attorney
  • Megan Day (Co-Volunteer Chair) – Deloitte & Touche LLP, Audit & Assurance Manager
  • Alicia Fligg (she/her/hers) (Co-Volunteer Chair) – Assistant Project Manager, SSOE
  • Camp Geary – Boston Consulting Group, Associate
  • Nick Deluna – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Financial Advisor
  • Drew Roy – Brasfield & Gorrie, Senior Project Manager
  • Taryn Smith – HealthTrust, Director – Shared Services Financial Operations
  • Bart Ring – EY, Senior Manager, Assurance Services
  • Diane Stacy – Enablement Lead, Oracle

YLS Sponsors