The Young Professional Council’s (YPC) Advisory Board is a non-governing body that helps set overall strategic direction, generate resources, and champion the YPC mission in Greater Philadelphia’s communities. Comprised of ambitious, community-driven young professionals from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s member companies, our Advisory Board works with the Chamber team to provide guidance on the overall work and strategy for YPC.
We’re excited to welcome three new members to the Board and look forward to their contributions as champions of YPC’s mission to foster ambition and build community among young professionals who are paving the way for Greater Philadelphia’s future success and growth.
Basil Jackson is a Senior Marketing Associate at Baker Tilly, a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business. When not contributing to his team at Baker Tilly, Basil is thinking of ways to connect with Philadelphia, the city he loves, its diverse communities, and its diverse neighborhoods. Basil’s latest passion project, his podcast, combines his interests in productivity, technology, and creativity to help people live their best lives.
Zoey Toy is an experienced association management professional with expertise in communications, member services, event and meeting production, governance, and operations management. Zoey serves as Executive Director for Beacon, a networking association for senior level professionals in Greater Philadelphia, and as a board member of the Painted Bride Art Center, an organization that has been bringing arts and culture to the Philadelphia community for nearly 50 years. Additionally, Zoey is the Vice President of Global Programming for the Wharton Alumni Social Impact Club (WASIC).
Shawnna Williams (she/her/hers) has over 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in Philadelphia, with the last six years heavily focused on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Greater Philadelphia. Shawnna currently works on Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Diversity and Inclusion team, which advises firm management, Lawyer Networks (affinity groups), and the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee on DEI best practices, and creates events, programs, and trainings to maintain an inclusive culture and ensure equitable opportunities for all talent. Shawnna is an avid artist and has painted and drawn portraits for over 20 years, as well as illustrated children’s books for five years.