Southern Tier YP Summit
Shaping Your Success
October 14, 2021

What’s New

We’re beyond excited to celebrate our 5th annual YP Summit! YPs, this year we are looking to help you to shape your success! This day is designed to be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual attendees.

Personal and professional skills will be honed with our interactive session formatting and meaningful connections can be made throughout the event.

This year the conference will include 12 breakout sessions. The following topics are just some of the great sessions you asked for and we listened:
Pursuing a Passion
Personal/Professional Branding in a New Online World
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- Fostering Belonging in the Workplace
Building Connections
How to Upskill Yourself
Environmental Responsibility

Our break-out session speakers come from all over the Southern Tier and New York State. Topics will apply to young professionals across all industries and professions!

Meet Our Speakers

As a hybrid event with many in-person and online speakers, personal and professional skills will be honed with our interactive session formatting. Virtual and In-Person attendees will have access to the Keynote and Featured Speakers and live streamed sessions.

8:30-9:30AM Registration & Breakfast

9:30-10:00AM Event Kick-off Speaker

Nick Zizi

Nick Zizi Enterprises

Unleash Your Zebra, Find Your Dazzle

10:00-10:15AM Networking Break

10:15AM-11:00AM Breakout Sessions I

Blake Collazo

Idea Kraft

Virtual Track

How to Hack Your Brand

Ron Crawford

Unleash Potential Consulting

Authentic Leadership- be a Leader not just a Manager!

Carly Fernald

Synergy Athletics

Create Lasting Connections, Building your professional and personal network


Christa Reese

Synergy Athletics

Create Lasting Connections, Building your professional and personal network


Conversations with Community Leaders

Discussion with Vibrant Arts Community


Dr. Nancy Barno Reynolds, Executive Director-

Broome County Arts Council

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Conversations with Community Leaders

Discussion with Vibrant Arts Community


John Rozzoni, General Director-

Tri-Cities Opera

11:00-11:15AM – Networking Break

11:15AM-Noon Breakout Sessions II

Hannah Majka

Schweiger Dermatology

Virtual Track

Upskilling Yourself

Cory Rusin

Cory Rusin Consulting

How Do I “Find” My Purpose?

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Conversations with Community Leaders

Community Organizing and Volunteerism

Diane Brown, Executive Director- Community Foundation for South Central New York


Conversations with Community Leaders

Community Organizing and Volunteerism

LoriAnne Welch, Executive Director- United Way of Broome County

Lindsay Spauster

Lesko Financial

Financial Planning for YPs

RJ Barber

Visions Investment Services/Visions FCU


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Justin Faulkner

CFS Group/Chemung Canal Trust Company


12:00-12:30pm Lunch Break

12:30-1:30 Keynote Speaker

Dan Lloyd

Keynote Speaker

Become the Next Generation of Change-Makers

Dan Lloyd is a builder. A builder of networks incorporating diverse perspectives with 10+ years of experience in public and private investments, programs, and policies focused on reducing disparities to meet the needs of underserved communities. Daniel founded Minority Millennials in 2017 as a tool to bridge the gap between policy and culture on Long Island. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping young people of color access jobs, build wealth and become civically engaged. Standing firm on “Proof of Progress” the grassroots organization has been touted as leaders in tackling disempowering narratives around minority communities and mobilizing millennials & gen z with the tools needed to become the next generation of change-makers in society.

1:30-1:45 Networking Break

1:45-2:30 Breakout Sessions III

Colin Evans

Cornell University PHD Candidate in Atmospheric Science

Virtual Track

Environmental Responsibility


Jacob Kumpon

KLAW Industries

Virtual Track

Environmental Responsibility


Nichole Post

Children’s Home of the Wyoming Conference

Cultural Competency

Cory Rusin

Cory Rusin Consulting

How to Upskill Yourself

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Conversations with Community Leaders

Balancing Work & Personal Life


Kevin Blake, CEO


2:30-2:45 Networking Break

2:45-3:30 Stress Relief Pop-Up Closing Sessions


Natalie Shoemaker

Roberson Museum and Science Center

Zentangle® An Introduction in Mindful Doodling

Lou Monico

Life.Health.Best Self Coaching

Tap Away Stress to Optimize Your Health

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James Warren

James Warren Magic

The Art of Resilience

Wendy Neuberger

Wendy Neuberger

Be Mindful With Wendy

Intro to Mindfulness & Meditation


The YP Summit is an energizing event for young professionals to grow and develop themselves and their careers. The full-day conference provides professional development through multiple Keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and interactive activities all geared toward, and planned by, millennials. This year is the YP Summit’s fifth year, taking place as an innovative hybrid event and delivering the same level of quality speakers and topics as in year’s past.

The unique aspects included in the YP Summit are critical to the retention of young professionals in the Greater Binghamton region. The structure of the day allows for meaningful conversations and connections made between attendees, as well as building business and leadership skills.

2021 YP Summit Planning Committee

Abby Blin, ETM Solar Works
Abby Cleveland, Binghamton Philharmonic, Inc.
Alexa Langeland, Alexa Langeland State Farm
Ashley Layton, Visions Federal Credit Union
Bryce Reynolds, Primerica
Christa Reese, Synergy Athletics
Dana Cash, Wilmington Trust
Jordyn Brecciaroli, BAE Systems, Inc.
Kennan Miller, Equitable Advisors
Kristina Albrecht, American Cancer Society
Lindsay Meehan, Mirabito Holdings, Inc.
Margaret Gilroy, Raymond Corp.
Matthew Bull, Boy Scouts of America Baden Powell Council
Nikita Robinson, Private Chemistry Tutor

Thank you to our sponsors

Title Sponsor

Closing Keynote Sponsor

BAE Systems logo

Engagement Sponsor

Charging Station Sponsor

Event Experience Sponsor

Network Event Sponsor

Student Scholarship Sponsor

Headshot Sponsor

Afternoon Energy Sponsor

Rotary logo
Johnson, Lauder and Savidge LLP logo

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