Starting April 22, will host three regional events across Alabama focusing on millennials and their importance to the future of the workplace. The events will take place April 22 in Huntsville, April 29 in Montgomery, and May 6 in Mobile. The conclusion of the series will be the second annual statewide Alabama Young Professionals Summit and Expo July 14-15 in Birmingham. For more information about tickets, times and exact locations of these events, visit

“By 2020, Millennials will make up more than one in three of adult Americans. Investing in this generation is more important than ever. Their voices, ideas and talents are what are going to propel us forward in this state,” said Tom Bates, President of Alabama Media Group.

“As employers and businesses, we need to stay relevant to this new generation. The information and resources that are being made available at the Alabama Young Professionals Summit are crucial to helping us with this cause,” Bates adds.

“Millennials Rising” will be the 2016 event theme and guests will have the opportunity to hear from their cities top rising leaders. Speakers will be tackling tough issues relevant to the region, talking about real change and the steps to make that change happen.

Speakers for each Summit Series event include:

Glenn Clayton, President and CEO, Appleton
(Bio here)

Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, President and Commander, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base
(Bio here)

James “Jay” Laura, Jr., Managing Director, Alexander Shunnarah Gulf Coast, LLP
(Bio here)

Young professionals will have the opportunity to network, take part in career and professional development programming and engage with business leaders in the community. Sponsorship opportunities for these events are available. Please visit for additional information.

Be a part of the conversation by using #YPAlabama on social media when talking about the Summit events. For additional information about the Alabama Young Professionals Summit, visit or connect on the YP Alabama Facebook page.

ABOUT AL.COM is the largest news and information site in the state of Alabama. is owned by Alabama Media Group along with Alabama’s three largest and most prominent newspapers: The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile’s Press-Register.

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