2013 Young Professionals Summit

2013 Young Professionals Summit
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 11/1/2013
Time: 8:00 AM TO 11:45 AM

Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center
900 Scudders Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

(609) 924-1776

Event Description:

Mathieu Nelessen, Regional CEO, American Red Cross

Mathieu Nelessen joined the American Red Cross in April, 2012 as Regional Chief Executive Officer for the North Jersey Region. Since then he has been responsible for overseeing the Superstorm Sandy relief and recovery efforts since the devastating storm came ashore on October 29, 2012. Mathieu will discuss how he lead and managed the efforts to help New Jersey recover from the greatest disaster in our generation throughout the past year. He has been named one of this year's 40 Under 40 by NJBIZ.

Panelists include:
Peg Forrestel, Janssen

 Kimberlee Phelan, WithumSmith+Brown

Bill Voltmer, independent executive & entrepreneur

Moderator: Debbie Shepherd, managing director, Merrill Lynch 
Panelists will focus on how young professionals can work with management within a large company, a small company and independent career tracks. They will also discuss what young professionals should do if they make a mistake and how to recover from it.
Panel sponsored by:


Making a left turn: revolutionizing your career
Will Smith, COO

After spending four (4) years as an engineer working in the electric utility regulatory industry, he realized this was not the career path for him and made a left turn into sports management. The 2013 was Will’s fifth with the Thunder after beginning his tenure on the first day of the playoffs in 2008. 

Power networking tools
Eileen Sinett

Eileen’s mission is to promote clarity, confidence and connection in speakers worldwide, enhance personal and business relationships through communication improvement and to raise the bar on presentation performance. Eileen is an author, coach-consultant and keynote speaker, whose knowledge spans several cross-functional disciplines:  the speech arts and communication sciences, industrial and spiritual psychology, career management and training and development.  

Managing your online reputation
Deborah Smith

After her first position out of college as the Executive Director of a Chamber of Commerce followed by her appointment as Chief of Staff for the 10th Legislative District of New Jersey, Deborah retired from her 9 to 5 job when her first child was born in 1997. In 1998, she launched her first Internet based business in the Nanny recruiting industry called NannyClassifieds.com. Her prior work experience made her ever aware of the importance networking has in successful marketing. She began to implement the social media tools of the time; chat rooms, email groups and message boards to build her brand. In 2008, she launched a social media platform serving the professional nanny called NannyIsland.com  and in 2011, Deborah sold her network of nanny websites. It was time to focus on food since her launch of JerseyBites.com in 2007. Since its inception, Jersey Bites has grown into a collaborative news site of over 50 food writers in New Jersey and welcomes almost 20,000 readers every month. Collectively Jersey Bites' Twitter and Facebook accounts speak to over 12,000 fans daily.

To attend the confernece virtually, please register at with Front Row Seat Productions at  http://www.frsprod.com/YPSUMMIT13/.




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