Meet the Speakers: Martin Butts

MartinButts Martin Butts is a local food advocate, entrepreneur, writer, and the owner of Small Potatoes, a boutique marketing,and consulting firm that specializes in working with food businesses of all kinds. He previously served as the Director of Syracuse University\’s Community Test Kitchen, working with aspiring foodpreneurs to help them turn their product ideas into…

Meet the Speakers: Renee Heitmann

ReneeHeitmann Renee Heitmann is a singer, performer and voice teacher in New York City.  She was most recently seen in the Center for Contemporary Opera\’s Night of The Living Dead atelier and enjoys performing music theater and new music.  Other credits include Yum Yum (Mikado), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Julie (Carousel), Mabel (Pirates of…

Meet the Speakers: John Zogby

JohnZogby One of America\’s most prized thought leaders, John Zogby delivers incredible insight into the most important trends that will change our companies, our government, and our own lives. He has been heralded as the nation\’s most accurate trend analyst today. As the author of the New York Times bestseller The Way We\’ll Be: The…

Meet the Speakers: Susan Osborn

SusanOsborn Susan Osborn has had the pleasure of serving the students and families of the LaFayette Central School District for nearly twenty years.  From her first student teaching experience at the LaFayette Junior-Senior High School, to teaching 8th and 9th grade, to serving as the Assistant Principal, and now the LaFayette Big Picture School Principal,…

Meet the Speakers: Martin Babinec

MartinBabinec Martin Babinec is both a noted Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a native/current resident of Upstate New York. He launched Upstate Venture Connect as an outgrowth of his vision and commitment to accelerate transformational change across the Upstate region. Babinec has provided UVC\’s initial capitalization and he serves full time without compensation. In 1988 Babinec…

Meet the Speakers: Cindy Buckley Koren

CindyBuckley-Koren Cindy Buckley Koren, is a designer and educator with over 25 years experience. She serves as associate professor of communications design at PrattMWP and is the founder of the {meetinghouse} creative collaborative. After establishing a career in traditional editorial and advertising design Cindy switched focus to pursue her passion for cultivating young creative talent and…

Meet the Speakers: Alex Sheen

AlexSheen Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, an international social movement dedicated to bettering humanity through the importance of a promise. Before pursuing a life of philanthropy, Alex was an Innovation Manager and Corporate Strategy Lead at Hyland Software. Today, he helps others remember their promises and commitments through a…

Meet the Speakers: Kelli Corasanti

KelliCorasanti “Stand Up Straight and Other Great Advice from Our Mothers” Kelli O’Brien Corasanti is the owner of Studio 8 Fitness, Inc. – a personal training and life transformation studio located in Clinton, New York. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education and certifications in Personal Training and Youth Fitness. She is the author…