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Young Risk Professionals Appoints New Board Members, Launches Ambassador Program

YRP National Board (January 16, 2024) –– As Young Risk Professionals looks towards continued growth in 2024, the leading networking organization of the next generation of insurance innovators happily announces the appointment of Taylor Jones, Michelle Khajeh, and Holly Ragsdale as board members to the national leadership team. These elections reflect the organization’s commitment to advancement and pursuit of new initiatives within the industry.


Taylor Jones, Director of Marketing, Michelle Khajeh, Director of Sponsorships, and Holly Ragsdale, Co-Director of Chapter Success, have all demonstrated dedication to their individual chapters and have taken on their new positions with enthusiasm at what’s to come for the expansion of YRP.


In addition, YRP has also announced its Ambassador Program, featuring leading members charged with developing key areas of YRP’s target initiatives. Tanner Baldwin has been elected to serve as Ambassador of Employee Benefits, Derrick Felix as Ambassador of Professional Development and Education, and Aaron Hoefle as Ambassador of Mentorship. Each of these Ambassadors were selected based on professional merit, service to the organization, and experience in their respective fields.


Matt Grange, National Chairman, states "We could not be more excited for the new additions to both our national board, and those joining us to lead our ambassador program. We are incredibly lucky to have such a talented and enthusiastic group. This blend of top young professionals in the insurance and risk management industry will take us to levels we could only dream of in years past. 2024 is set to be one for the ages!"


YRP’s newest ambassadors, along with Jones, Khajeh, and Ragsdale will be joining the national leadership team alongside Forrest Blue, Matt Grange, Lindy Johnson, and Kevin Ware, further strengthening YRP’s presence as a networking leader in the insurance industry.


About Young Risk Professionals

Young Risk Professionals was founded in 2013 with a focus on connecting professionals in the Risk & Insurance industry. Our mission is to impact the next generation of leadership within our industry through networking, mentoring, and education. For more information, visit


Instagram: @youngriskprofessionals



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