Who We Are

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. Learn more about our signature ABNY Young Professionals events below. 

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Young Professional Events

ABNY Talks:

ABNY is proud to release the second season of ABNY Talks, an education series delivered by experts to give New Yorkers insight into how and why policy decisions get made. 

Learn the fundamentals behind important and complex civic issues from experts and leaders who are changing New York.

The City Budget & How it Works, Preston Niblack, Deputy Comptroller of Budget

NYC's Water & Sewer Network, Cas Holloway, Global Head of Operations, Bloomberg LP

New York City Council 101, Christine Quinn, President & CEO, WIN

How Does New York City Get Its Electricity?, Emily Rueb, Journalist, New York Times

New York Courts & How They Work, Honorable Judge Jonathan Lippman, Of Counsel, LAthan & Watkins, LLP

Education in New York City, Sharon Greenberger, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater New York

You can view Season 1 and 2 of ABNY Talks and other ABNY videos by visiting our YouTube page

What’s on Tap:
“What’s on Tap” is a new series that brings leaders and prominent voices in politics, policy and more to speak about their current work and views on what's next for NYC, at great bars all over the city.

Past What’s on Tap:
Robert Diamond, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement

Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member for 15th Council District

Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

From Governor’s Island to Pier 57 to East Side Access, ABNY Young Professionals are given special opportunities to tour exclusive spaces and projects currently underway all over the city. In addition to networking, we offer one-of-a-kind experiences to see, learn and explore New York City.

Ticket Giveaways:
In addition to events, ABNY Young Professionals provides complimentary ticket offerings to select events.