Albany 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

August 14, 2018  
Networking Reception
Battery Gardens
1 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Event Description

Over the past 10 years, City & State has recognized 400 individuals under the age of 40 who were on an upward trajectory in their careers, truly distinguishing themselves in their fields. Now, with an exclusive network of 400 Albany Rising Stars, we are thrilled to invite our alumni to join us as we bring in the 2018 class of Rising Stars at our 10th Anniversary celebration on August 14th.

Each year, City & State honors 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who work in New York State government, politics, and advocacy. Albany Rising Star members have already distinguished themselves in the eyes of their colleagues and are on their way to amassing many more noteworthy accomplishments.



Albany 40 Under 40 Class of 2018:

Megan Baldwin, Assistant Secretary for Health, Governor’s Office

Brian Barnwell, Assemblyman

Nora Boyle, Policy Director, Cordo & Co.

Patrick D. Boyle, District Director, State Sen. Thomas Croci

Kevin M. Bronner Jr., Government Relations Director, Jackson Lewis

Kevin Coffey, Regional Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross

Kate Corkery, Senior Vice President, Ostroff Associates

Jeffrey D. Denman, Vice President, Yoswein New York

David Doyle, Vice President, Gramercy Communications

Kevin Dugan, Director of Government Affairs, New York State Restaurant Association

Ari Espinal, Assemblywoman

Jeremy Ginsburg, Associate Counsel, Civil Service Employees Association

Elizabeth Quinn Gray, Special Assistant to the Provost for Special Projects, University at Albany

Andrew Gregory, Director of Multimedia, Corning Place Communications

Eglantina Haxhillari, Director of Government Relations, Dickinson, Avella & Vidal

Kelly Hendricken, Director and Counsel, New York State Senate Higher Education Committee

Ryan V. Horstmyer, Partner, Shenker Russo and Clark, LLP

Wayne Lair Jr., Partner, Statewide Public Affairs

Jordan Lesser, Counsel, Assembly

David Lombardo, Capitol Reporter, Times Union

Alyssa M. Lovelace, Director for Public Policy, New York State Association of Health Care Providers

Melinda Mack, Executive Director, New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals

Laura Manno, Director, Government Affairs, Charter Communications

Jay Martin, Chief of Staff, State Sen. David Carlucci

Jeffrey Mirel, Executive Vice President, The Rosenblum Cos.

Katie Neer, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Yuh-Line Niou, Assemblywoman

Patrick Orecki, Research Associate, Citizens Budget Commission

Kassandra Perez-Desir, Vice President, Bolton-St. Johns

Bronce Perez Matos, Special Assistant to Executive Director, New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Leanne Politi, Senior Producer, “Capital Tonight”

Caitlin Rooney, Capital Region Director, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Zoe Salzman, Partner, Emery Celli Brinkerhoff & Abady LLP

Kari Siddiqui, Senior Policy Analyst, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Ryan M. Silva, Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council

Michelle J. Stern, Executive Director, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Andrew Title, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Greater New York Hospital Association

Latrice Walker, Assemblywoman

Vivian Wang, Albany Reporter, The New York Times

Jon Weinstein, Director of Communications and Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Melissa DeRosa
Secretary to the Governor of New York
Congresswoman Grace Meng
Marc Molinaro
Dutchess County Executive, Republican Candidate for Governor
Marvin Krislov
Marvin Krislov
President, Pace University
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