2017 Young Professionals Network Steering Committee

Council Chair Vice Chair
Angela Kelly
Sales Manager
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
julie-bush-headshotJulie Bush
Operations Director and Consultant
Corey Jamison Consulting/XperienceU Training and Leadership Development

Immediate Past Chair

ryan-watrobaryan-watrobaRyan Watroba
Vice President, Relocation & Business Development
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties


Program Committee Co-Chairs
oudtKaitlyn Van Dyke
Development Manager
American Red Cross of Northeastern New York
geoff-millerGeoff Miller
Director of Development
Albany Symphony Orchestra


Communications Committee Co-Chairs
Butz Kelsey_0730 (3)Kelsey Butz
Communications Manager
University at Albany, Center for Technology in Government
maureen-kegginsMaureen Keggins
Public Relations Coordinator
Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau


Community Relations Committee
whitney-pangburnWhitney Pangburn
Sales Executive
Marshall & Sterling Insurance
monica-berardMonica Berard
Member Relationship Advisor
Sunmark Federal Credit Union


Executive Mentorship Committee
schweitzer-johanna-c-4x5Johanna C. Schweitzer, CPA
Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, PC
matt-ingoldMatt Ingold
Director of Business Development


Campus Connect Committee
Whitney Grey Philippi
Assistant General Manager
Franklin Hospitality Group
rick-otisRick Otis
Insurance Sales Professional
Rose & Kiernan, Inc.


Appointed Members
chris-oconnorChristopher O’Connor
Engineering Operations Manager
EYP Architecture & Engineering
justin-priddleJustin Priddle
VP, Relationship Manager – Team Leader
Berkshire Bank

Mike LawrenceMichael Lawrence
Associate Director, Learning, Development & Culture
MVP Health Care


Sponsor Representatives
Katie Newcombe
Senior Economic Development Representative
National Grid
Justin Ducharme

Commercial Lender
Berkshire Bank
Sarah DeJohnSarah DeJohn
Marketing Coordinator
Lia Group
joe-messiaJoseph Messia
Chief Operating Officer

matt-fowlesMatthew P. Fowles
Senior Engineer – Distribution Field Engineering
National Grid