SDYL - SD Regional Chamber

San Diego Young Leaders


Driving young professional growth in the San Diego-Baja region, by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership, community service, and networking.

Welcome to San Diego Young Leaders

Thank you to Landon Donovan, Executive Vice President and Manager of the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, for serving as San Diego Young Leaders Honorary Board Chair

Board of Directors

The Young Leaders Board of Directors is composed of leaders dedicated to developing future leaders for our region. The Board’s responsibilities are to direct the Young Leaders’ goals and set standards for success with respect to recruitment and professional development priorities.

Board membership is highly selective and priority will be given to employees of current Chamber members in good standing. Board meetings occur every other month, and members must commit to attend at least four of them. Please note that each organization may only have one member on the Board, but general membership is open to everyone.

Board applications are now closed. Please consider joining our general membership.
Apply below in the “How to Join” section.


The San Diego Young Leaders have been active in the Greater San Diego Area since 2015. SDYL serves as the premier organization for young professionals under 40 years old who are emerging leaders in their field. SDYL supports young professionals by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership, community service, and networking.

General membership is application based, and membership lasts for one full year from the day you join.

Annual dues for participation are:

  • Student, Nonprofit, Government, Chamber Members, and Employees of Chamber Members: $195
  • Non-member organizations: $295

SDYL membership includes:

  • At least four quarterly meetings per year featuring a relevant guest speaker or facilitated professional development workshops, followed by a networking happy hour
  • Organized volunteer opportunities throughout the year
  • Invitations to exclusive Chamber & LEAD events
  • Opportunity to contribute fresh perspectives to Chamber initiatives
  • Member-exclusive educational opportunities

Board members will participate in at least four additional meetings yearly

How to Join

SDYL applicants must be professionals under 40-years-old, who are emerging leaders in their field, with a commitment to community involvement and professional growth. SDYL is comprised of a limited number of Board seats and an unlimited number of members. Submittal of an application does not guarantee Young Leaders membership approval or acceptance onto the Board of Directors. Applications will be reviewed by Chamber staff.

Application for SDYL membership is below. Payment will be processed following membership approval.

If you have questions about SDYL, need to submit payment, or would like to renew your membership, please email


We are grateful to our Young Leaders sponsors; without their support, this program would not be possible. For sponsorship information, please contact 


For more information on San Diego Young Leaders contact