NextGen New Hampshire

NH Business Review’s NextGen event features advice from inspiring Granite State business leaders on how to develop, engage and empower the state’s emerging generation of new leaders. Our panelists will dive into topics and business practices that mirror the needs of today’s workforce and the challenges new business leaders face in New Hampshire’s business community. Attendees will have the chance to participate in discussions of how future business leaders can engage with New Hampshire’s economic climate to make the Granite State a more welcoming place to conduct business and succeed.

Join us for a free virtual event
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom

Topics to be discussed:

  • Casey: helping to bridge the generational gap in business owners through enhanced development of soft skills.
  • Jodie: how to attract young professionals through targeted branding to address workforce shortages around the state.
  • Marlana: how we can motivate employees by leveraging the power of collaboration, coaching, and creativity.
  • Amanda: how to support employees to find motivation and grow to reduce employee turnover and burnout with organizational behavior management.

2023 Event Panelists

Jodie Nazaka 200x200Jodie Nazaka
Manchester Economic Development Office

Jodie works as the City’s Economic Development Director for Manchester, NH.  In this position, she is responsible for advancing the City’s position as a regional employment and entertainment center, advocating for a more robust business climate while focusing on business retention and expansion, and creating a solid brand that fosters civic pride, builds consistency, and reflects community values.

Jodie holds multiple certifications, including a Certificate in Creative Placemaking from the Institute of Art and Design at New England College and a Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.  She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.  Jodie is seeking an MBA in Public Administration at Southern New Hampshire University.  She holds a BS in Environmental Planning with a Minor in Geographic Information Systems from Plymouth State University.

In addition to her daily work, Jodie has been an active member of the New Hampshire Planners Association executive committee; the Northern New England Chapter of APA; the PlanNH Board of Directors; the Manchester Young Leaders Council; Manchester Connects, and other local organizations.

Jodie is a Manchester native passionate about promoting the City as a premier place to live, work, and play and strives to exemplify why Manchester is an ideal setting to establish roots, grow a family, and enjoy life’s pleasures.

Marlana Trombley 200x200Marlana Trombley
Head of Marketing/PMO
Orbit Group

Marlana Trombley is the lead strategist supporting business operations and marketing at Orbit Group, overseeing internal consulting projects across operations, product, sales and marketing for Orbit’s 8+ portfolio companies.

She has 10+ years of experience creating and implementing dynamic organizational strategies to streamline operations and develop new business opportunities. She motivates internal teams and external partners to advance innovation and planning through diversity of ideas, successfully teaming up to launch startup ventures, forge strategic partnerships and drive revenue in competitive markets.

Marlana is currently a sitting member of the NH Tech Alliance Board, the Manchester Boston Regional Airport Board, and the Manchester Transit Authority Board, while serving as a local organizer for TedX.

At the University of New Hampshire, Marlana is a teacher and subject matter expert in branding and digital marketing, frequently invited to speak at conferences alongside leaders from Ben & Jerry’s, Wistia, Planet Fitness, Stonyfield, Hubspot and more.

Amanda Schoenberg200x200Amanda Schoenberg
Owner and Chief Clinical Officer
A.B.A. Behavioral Consulting

Amanda is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the owner of A.B.A. Behavioral Consulting in Manchester. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and a post-graduate certificate Autism Studies from Endicott College. Amanda’s has worked with adults, adolescents, and children in the community, residences, and clinics. Amanda served as Treasurer of New Hampshire Association of Applied Behavior Analysts from 2020-2022, and won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2022 through Stay, Work, Play NH.

Caseysnyder Headshot 200x200Casey Snyder
Partner, Managing Director and Wealth Manager
Sedoric Group of Steward Partners

Casey Snyder is a certified financial planner, holding multiple professional designations, including Series 7 and 66 registrations, with a background in finance, investment planning and wealth management.

Casey has been recognized as a leader in the financial world through numerous accolades and awards, including Forbes’ SHOOK Best-in-State 2023 list, Forbes’ SHOOK Next-Gen Best-in-State 2019 list, and InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 List in 2020. He presented Great Bay Community College’s Commencement address in 2019, and continues to serve on the college’s advisory board.

From 2018 to 2021, Casey was a member of the Raymond James Technology Advisory Council, and is an advisor for OpenInvest, a Public Benefit Corporation which delivers technology that helps mainstream ESG values-based investing.

Throughout his career, Casey’s expert advice has been published locally, regionally and within nationally recognized publications including the NH Business Review, Barron’s and the Financial Times.

2022 event recap:

NH Business Review’s NextGen New Hampshire will explore the next generation of business culture as well as the challenges that the younger workforce is experiencing on their career pathways. Hear from New Hampshire leaders as they discuss how the emerging workforce is navigating societal challenges, including mental health and social justice, which traditional business practices often don’t address. Our panelists will dive into these topics and more, sharing inspiration behind their definition of success and showcasing how companies can use their brand to elevate their employees’ voices.

2022 Panelists:

  • Ryan Barton, Founder and CEO, Mainstay Technologies
  • Pawn Nitichan, Executive Director, City Year New Hampshire
  • Talesha Saint-Marc, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur

View the 2022 event below:

Nextgen2022 Video

This virtual event was held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022

2021 event recap:

NH Business Review presents NextGen New Hampshire, behind the creative processes of the next generation of innovators.

Entrepreneurs share the inspiration behind their most ingenious ideas – and crucially, the processes and disciplines they employed to turn those ideas into successful realities. Get energized by the stories behind the exciting creations of New Hampshire’s next generation of creative and technical minds.

2021 Panelists:

  • Joel Nkounkou, Co-founder and CEO of ecoText
  • Chrystina Russell, Ph.D., Executive Director of Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement (GEM)
  • Bill Near, Founder and CEO of Helios
  • Carla Vanderhoof, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer of addapptation

View the 2021 event below:

This event was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2020 event recap

Four inspiring Granite State women business leaders shared advice on how to develop, engage and empower the state’s emerging generation of new leaders.

The virtual event featured a discussion on the importance of mentorship, professional development and pathways toward senior leadership. Panelists also shared pivotal experiences that had an impact on their career, tips on how to successfully navigate gender dynamics in the workplace and the value of bringing together the current and next generation of women leaders.

2020 event panelists:

  • Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, SHRM-SCP
  • Sara Bee, Financial Solutions Advisor, Merrill  Lynch
  • Loretta Brady, Professor, Psychology, Saint Anselm College
  • Aimee Giglio, Chief Human Resources Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Original air date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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