YPC Spotlight Awards

The YPC Spotlight Awards honor ambitious young professionals making a positive impact on our region as our Young Professionals of the Year. Honorees are active YPC members and exemplify a commitment to the four pillars of YPC: Lead, Develop, Network, and Volunteer.

Although we’re not able to celebrate in-person this year, we’re excited to virtually honor three young professionals paving the way for Greater Philadelphia’s future success and growth. Join us on Thursday, June 18, 2020 to meet this year’s honorees.

2020 Honorees

Sean Hand, Director – Business Development, KPMG

Sean has filled a number of leadership roles to uplift his peers and young professionals across the city. He created KPMG’s Millennials (Emerging Leaders) Program and Association of Public Speakers, co-founded NichePHL, a coalition of Philly-area young professionals groups, and developed his own website and podcast, The Awkward Networker. Sean also served as YPC’s Advisory Board Chair from 2017-2018.

Will McGill, Senior Business Analyst, PECO

Will describes his leadership style as “collaborative empowerment” and he strives to work together with his peers to improve his workplace by leading initiatives or starting dialogues. At PECO, Will is involved with the Developing Young Professionals Employee Resource Group — serving as president from 2015-2016 and as a board member to present day — where he encourages other young leaders to develop and pursue growth opportunities.

Kathryn Whalin, Vice President | Relationship Manager, 1st Colonial Community Bank

Kathryn is committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia region, volunteering her time to organizations like the Ronald McDonald House Charities, New Jersey Aid for Animals, and the Starfinder Foundation. At the Starfinder Foundation, Kathryn sits on the Leadership Council and serves as a coach and mentor motivating and challenging youth through after-school and summer programs. Additionally, Kathryn is an active member of YPC’s Membership Committee.

Past Winners