Young Professionals
The ABNY Young Professionals Network was created in 2011, after ABNY's 40th Anniversary, with the hopes of cultivating the next generation of New York's civic leaders. The Young Professionals events are a unique opportunity for the future leaders of New York City to get together to network, learn more about the ABNY mission and explore the strong tradition of civic engagement. The ABNY Young Professionals have hosted industry leaders, topical experts and thought influencers to discuss the importance of civic engagement and generally raise awareness about the critical issues facing our city and state. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to be added to our Young Professionals list, please contact Amanda Papir at or at (212) 370-5800.
Recent Events
Young Professionals Cocktail Reception
What's Up Downtown?
July 29, 2015
Young Professionals Conversation
Digital Powers the City: A Conversation about the Future of Advertising
December 10, 2013
Google New York Headquarters
Young Professionals Panel Discussion
Millennials & Public Transportation: Panel Discussion
October 28, 2013
Panel discussion with Darnell Grisby, Policy Director, APTA; Steve Hindy, Co-Founder, Brooklyn Brewery; Sarah Kaufman, Research Associate, Rudin Center; and William Wheeler, Director of Special Projects, MTA.

Blue Water Grill, Jazz Room
Young Professionals Panel Discussion
TechNext: Panel Discussion
August 1, 2013
Panel discussion with Chad Dickerson, CEO, Etsy; David Hantman, Head of Global Public Policy, AirBnB; Bob Richardson, Senior Director, Control Group; and Jake Schwartz, CEO, General Assembly.

Edelman NY Headquarters, Rooftop
Young Professionals Cocktail Reception
Remarks by Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York about Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, MillionTrees, CoolRoofs and NYC Service
July 15, 2013
Rare Rooftop, Chelsea
Young Professionals Tour
Tour of Madison Square Garden with Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Arena Alex Diaz
March 27, 2013
Garden's Transformation Center
Young Professionals Tour
Tour of Moynihan Station with Moynihan Station Development Corporation President Tim Gilchrist
October 16, 2012
Farley Post Office / Moynihan Station
Young Professionals Tour
Tour of 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center with President & CEO Joe Daniels
August 1, 2012
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Space for this event is limited
Young Professionals Conversation
Remarks by Kathy Fisher, Senior Portfolio Manager and National Managing Director, Bernstein Global Wealth Management
July 23, 2012
Bernstein Global Wealth Management, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor
Young Professionals Conversation
Remarks by Jessica Lappin, New York City Councilmember
July 16, 2012
230 Fifth, Rooftop
Young Professionals Conversation
Remarks by Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director of the Center for an Urban Future and Andrew Rasiej, Founder of Personal Democracy Media
May 23, 2012
New Work City Co-Working Space
Young Professionals Cocktail Reception
Remarks by Rachel Sterne, NYC Chief Digital Officer
April 17, 2012
Google Headquarters, Chelsea, NY
Young Professionals Conversation
Remarks by Michael Fishman
President, SEIU 32BJ
March 21, 2012
SEIU 32BJ NY Headquarters
Young Professionals Conversation
Remarks by Sergej Mahnovski
Director of Energy Policy, Mayor's Office
February 27, 2012
Con Edison
Young Professionals Cocktail Reception
Remarks by Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor
January 23, 2012
Flatiron Lounge
Young Professionals Cocktail Reception
Remarks by Dan Garodnick, New York City Councilman
June 27, 2011
The Empire Room