Ted Alling To Keynote 2013 Young Professionals Awards

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga has announced that Ted Alling, co-founder and CEO of Access America Transport, will be the keynote speaker at its 2013 YP Awards. In its sixth year, the YP Awards recognize notable young professionals and YP friendly businesses and organizations in the greater Chattanooga area.

The event is slated for Friday, Feb. 22, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel downtown and is open to the public. Individual tickets and corporate tables are available online.

Mr. Alling will address the nearly 200 people who are expected to gather to honor the young professionals and businesses that are selected for the following YP Awards: Young Professional of the Year, YP Friendly Business of the Year, YP Artist of the Year, YP Entrepreneur of the Year and the YP Community Service Award. 

As a young entrepreneur himself, Mr. Alling has accomplished many things already including establishing himself as a managing partner at Chattanooga-based Lamp Post Group, where he both recruits and mentors entrepreneurs. As co-founder and CEO of Access America Transport, Mr. Allings’s leadership guided the company through 10 years of consecutive growth arriving at a $360 million in revenue in 2012. 

At 35 years old, Mr. Alling has also founded AAT Carriers, a trucking company that specializes in the transport of weapons and other hazardous materials, as well as Reliance Partners, a full-service insurance agency. A graduate of Samford University , Mr. Alling currently lives on Lookout Mountain with his wife and three children.

The public is invited to submit nominations for potential YP Award recipients. To submit online, visit www.ypchattanooga.org/nominate. Nominations will close on Friday and the top five finalists in each category will be announced on Monday, Feb. 4.

For more information visit www.ypchattanooga.org or contact awards@ypchattanooga.org.

Special thanks to the YPAC sponsors: EPB Fiber Optics, Decosimo, Northwestern Mutual, Henderson Hutcherson and McCullough, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, InfoSystems and DoubleTree Hotel.

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