Young Professionals Council

Young Professionals Council

Join Our YPC and help support our work for increased justice.

In 2008, Georgia Appleseed launched its Young Professionals Council (YPC) to engage young professionals in our systemic social justice work. The YPC offers its volunteers opportunities to develop their careers, exercise leadership, and expand their professional networks. The President of the YPC serves as a member of the Georgia Appleseed Board of Directors in an Ex-Officio capacity. To learn more about the YPC and ways to get involved, please contact Outreach Chair Ebony Mobley.

YPC Bylaws >>

Officers 2022

President: Ebony Mobley (Georgia Tech)

Treasurer: Landan Ansell (EY)

Secretary: Allison Pryor (Troutman Pepper)

Past Presidents

2021: Ebony Mobley (Georgia Tech)

2020: Micah Moon (Delta Air Lines)

2019: Rachel Platt (The Platt Law Firm)

2017-2018: Ross Burris (Polsinelli P.C.)

2016-2017: Alison Ballard (Taylor English Duma LLP)

2015-2016: Craig Friedman (Jones Day)

2014-2015: D. Pearson Beardsley (Beardsley P.C.)

2013-2014: Eric Fisher (Barnes & Thornburg)

2012-2013: Scott Bryant (Hutchison PLLC)

2011-2012: Lauren Zeldin (Ogletree Deakins)

2010-2011: Jessica McKinney (WestRock)

2008-2010: Jason Carter (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP)

YPC Committees

Public School Discipline Hearing Representation: Co-Chairs- Landan Ansell, Craig Friedman, Stan Hill, and Rachel Platt

Outreach and Recruiting: Co-Chairs- Ebony Mobley, and Micah Moon

YPC Initiatives

The Georgia Appleseed YPC has spearheaded two signature projects – the Heirs Property Project and the Student Tribunal Project. To learn more about these projects, please see our initiatives pages.

Join YPC

YPC offers great opportunities for professional & leadership development and networking. To join, send your name, contact info, and other pertinent information to Ebony Mobley ( or Micah Moon ( Please designate in what way you are interested in getting involved, e.g. volunteering, donating, hosting an event, etc.