Southern Tier YP Summit
Moving Mountains
October 13, 2022

Get ready for our 6th annual YP Summit! We’re prepare to Move Mountains with our 2022 conference. This day is designed to be a hybrid event with in-person access to all sessions and virtual attendance to our ballroom sessions.

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 YPs suggested:

10 Ways to Get Involved in BING
Preparing to Step Up to a Management Role
Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking
Women in Business
Creative Problem Solving
Bias Training

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

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Michael Karl

Michael Karl Magic

Leading Through Influence

10:00-10:20AM Networking Break

Intentional Networking Session

10:20AM-10:30AM Break

Headshot Photos Available

10:30AM-11:15AM Breakout Sessions I

YP Panel Discussion


Virtual Track

The Importance of Getting Involved – 10 Ways to Get Involved in Bing

Moderator: Hadassah Mativetsky, RL Quality Management Systems LLC


Shawn Carey, Emerging Leaders Society Co-Chair

Nikita Robinson, Southern Tier Young Professionals President

Alison Twang, Binghamton University Center for Civic Engagement

YP Panel Discussion

Building a Career as a YP

Moderator: Rose Olsen, Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program


William Brennan, Parlor City Furniture

Jacob Kumpon, KLAW Industries

Desirée McCormick, Tesorina Boutique


River City Toastmasters

Toastmasters Session

President: Joseph Criscitello, One Connect
Toastmaster: Greg Lesko, JD, AIF®, Lesko Financial Services
Speaker: Joey Criscitello, Content Producer for Screen Rant
Table Topics Master: Susan Newcomb, United Way Broome County
Grammarian/Word of the Day: Peggy Welch, Meta HR Crisis Manager
“Ah Counter”: Jeremy Vitale, M&T Bank
Timer: Jackson Lesko, Lesko Financial Services

Timothy D Smith Blue

Timothy Dean Smith

First-Time Leader Coach

Why First-Time Leaders Fail – Defined & Prevented

11:30AM-12:15pm Breakout Sessions II

Sean Britton

United Health Services


Virtual Track

Conflict Management

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Matt Ebbers

SUNY Broome, Side Room Sounds, and M.E. Creativeworks


How Do I Train Myself?

YP Leadership Panel


Leadership & Entrepreneurism

Nate Rose, Parlor City Furniture

Allison Drihmi, Keller Williams

Chris Rhoades, Beer Tree Brew


Paul Cienniwa


Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Art of Getting Things Done on Time

12:15-12:45pm Lunch Break

Headshot Photos Available

12:45-1:45 Keynote Speaker


Chantay Skrine

Keynote Speaker

Moving Mountains

2:00-2:45 Breakout Sessions III


Carlyne Fernald

Synergy Athletics


Virtual Track

How to Become an Effective Problem-Solver

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LaShawn Wiley

Pathway Life Coach Services


Passive Income


Paul Cienniwa

Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra


Conversation with a Community Leader

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Kerry Gallagher

CK Communications


Careers & Motherhood: Letting Go of Guilt & Finding the Balance

3:00-3:30 Stress Relief Closing Sessions


Maryanne Sowinski


30-Minute Stress Relief

Lou Monico

Lou Monico


Life.Health.Best Self Coaching


6 Practical Strategies to Get Real with Your Stressors & Prioritize Your Health

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Russ Swanger


Russ The BIG Guy Consulting/Going Boldly-U


ImprovFUNshop Sample Session


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 sixth 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.

2022 YP Summit Planning Committee

Abby Blin, ETM Solar Works
Alexa Langeland, Alexa Langeland State Farm
Ashley Layton, Visions Federal Credit Union
Ashley Peck, Visions Federal Credit Union
Bryce Reynolds, Primerica
Chelsea E. Aiosa, Levene Gouldin & Thompson LLP
Jessica Starr, The Raymond Corporation
Jordyn Brecciaroli, BAE Systems, Inc.
Kennan Miller, Equitable Advisors
Kristina Albrecht, Lourdes Hospital
Lindsay Meehan, Mirabito Holdings, Inc.
Matthew Bull, Boy Scouts of America Baden Powell Council
Megan Friedel, The Raymond Corporation
Nikita Robinson, Private Chemistry Tutor
Sami Wyatt, ICS
Samuel Pitcher, Visions Federal Credit Union
Shawn Carey, Otter Products
Timothy Hafner, Broome County Council of Churches
Troy Carey, Visions Federal Credit Union

Thank you to our sponsors

Title Sponsor

Engagement Sponsor

Charging Station Sponsor

Event Experience Sponsor

Network Event Sponsor

Test Drive Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Headshot Sponsor

Afternoon Energy Sponsor

Breakout Session Sponsor

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Breakout Session Sponsor

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Breakout Session Sponsor

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Event Photographer

Headshot Photographer

Main Ballroom Audio Visual Team

Creative Sponsor

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