The steering committee of the Young Professionals of Pitt County is proud to sponsor one of its members in the Greenville-Pitt Leadership Institute (LI) through its annual YP Leadership Scholarship. The LI is an eight-month (September – May) program offering valuable information and hands-on experiences designed to enhance leadership potential, channel personal strengths and cultivate interest in community service. The YP Leadership Scholarship will cover the entire cost of the program which is a $1,250 value. In order to qualify for the scholarship you must be a member in good standing of the Young Professionals of Pitt County and your employer must be a member in good standing of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

To apply for the YP Leadership Scholarship, please follow the instructions below:

  • Fill out the required Leadership Institute application (2021 application deadline August 3rd 2021).
  • Provide one (1) letter of reference which will suffice for the required letter of reference for other applicants not associated with the YPs.
  • Compose a 100-word write-up detailing why you would like to participate in the LI and submit the write-up with your application.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 no later than 5:00 PM. Please mail or email your application to: Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Attn: Leadership Institute 302 S. Greene St. Greenville, NC 27834 Email: Kimber Stone The Leadership Institute advisory committee will carefully review each application and award the scholarship based on the information submitted. Whether you are awarded the YP Leadership Scholarship or not, your application will be considered for participation in the Greenville-Pitt LI. *Please note the time commitment and attendance policy required of Leadership Institute participants.

2019-2020 Leadership Institute Graduates

Scottie Barker, Construction Manager – Suddenlink by Altice

Tiana Berryman, Housing Administrator – City of Greenville

Laura Bliley, Asst. Dir of Nursing & Allied Health Ed – Eastern Area Health Education Center

Chance Carter, Sales Manager – Residence Inn by Marriott

Dr. Ve-Lecia Council, Asst. Superintendent of HR – Pitt County Schools

Aron Daniels, Owner – Emerson Designs

Jeff Giles, Business Analyst Manager, Hyster-Yale Group

Troy Heath, Gas Systems Coordinator – Greenville Utilities Commission

Matt Hoffman, Senior Product Engineer – Hyster-Yale Group

Emma Hodson, In-House Counsel – Pitt County Schools

Brian Holiday, Senior Admin. Patient Access – Vidant Medical Center

Michael Holt, VP- Business Banker – First Citizens Bank

Bill Hopper, Executive Director – Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority

Crystal Howard, Lead Communication Instructor/ Advisor – Pitt Community College

Jennifer Johnson, Public Information Officer – Pitt County Schools

Stacy Krainiak, DPT, Physical Therapist – Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center

Chris Loignon, Co-Owner, Fleet Feet

Jarrett McGalliard, Engineering Support Manager – Greenville Utilities Commission

Sonni Minton, Trademark Licensing Coordinator – ECU Athletics

Brandon Morrison, Director of Industry Initiatives Economic Development & Engagement at
ECU- Young Professionals of Pitt County Scholarship Recipient

Ryan Purtle, Transportation Planner – City of Greenville

Matt Satterwhite, Client Service Associate – Raymond James

Denise Simon, Staffing Support – Express Employment Professionals

Dr. Johnny Smith, VP of Strategic Initiatives – Pitt Community College

Daniel Stevens, Asst. Director of Employer Relations – ECU Career Services

Lisa Stokes, Community Engagement Manager – Suddenlink by Altice

Ashby Tarkington, Small Business Specialist – BB&T

Kellie Vicars, Manager, Aftermarket Communication & eCommerce – Hyster-Yale Group