Supporters make it possible for us to continue developing tomorrow’s leaders today.

Advisory Boards

National Advisory Board

Victor Alexander
Kraft CPAs

James DeNaut
Nomura Securities North America, LLC

Marc Latman
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

Matthew Mamak
Alston & Bird

Daniel McKinney
Ernst & Young

Michael Rowan
Moody’s Investors Service

Erin Watson
Truist Bank

Rodney Francis
Nissan North America

Kenneth Kirschner

Keith Townsend
King & Spalding LLP

Southeast Advisory Board

Kevin Grady
Charles Traughber
Eric Knox
James Summer
Lance Bell
Linda Parrish
Kecia Howson
Sanjay Kotte
Kenneth Kraft
Jake Wise
Alicia Sierra
Matt Crocombe
Brian Park

Northeast Advisory Board

Derrick Steele
Gerard Hart
Gardner Semet
Joe Castellucio III
Ellen Snare
Kedar Muley
Hetty Chang
Gregory Gong
Tina Bhagnari
Kanishka Kelshikar
Elaine Yu

Additional Sponsors

Alston & Bird LLP
Bass Berry & Sims
BRG Capital Advisors
CES, Inc.
Epic Brokers Insurance
Ernst & Young
HCA Inc.
J.P. Morgan
Johnson Bryce, Inc.
King & Spalding LLP
Lesley Nurse
Lord’s House Ministry
Mayer Brown
Michael C. Davis
Nissan North America
Nestle North America
Nestle Waters
Nomura Securities Inc.
Phil Isom
Regions Bank
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Sony Corporation
Sullivan Cromwell, LLP
Ryman Hospitality Properties
The Elpizo Fund LLC
The Memorial Foundation
The Moody’s Foundation
The Stringer Foundation
The Stuart J. Rahr Foundation
Word of Faith Family Center

University Partners

Columbia University
Emory University
Vanderbilt University

Students, Alumni & Mentors

A few kind words about our program.

"Nestlé Waters North America is pleased to join Youth About Business as a sponsor. We believe YAB’s mission ties nicely to Nestlé’s Project Opportunity, a global career acceleration initiative to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their professional development skills, and with a pledge to reach 300,000 people with “readiness for work” activities annually." Charles BrollYAB Mentor

"Since 2012 I have seen Youth About Business leverage its unique curriculum to show students how to persevere despite uncertainty and learn how to trust themselves and their teammates." Lance BellYAB Mentor

"Youth About Business is a truly unique program. In the YAB program, students' hard work gives them the confidence to succeed at the highest levels – in business and beyond – and plants the seeds for tools that will enable these students to be the next generation of leaders. I am proud to have served YAB for over a decade as a volunteer, mentor and advisor." Joseph CastelluccioYAB Mentor