Derek Devenpeck

Derek Devenpeck

President

Derek joined CAYP in 2017 and has been on the board since July 2018. Derek is a licensed associate broker at Clancy Real Estate, where he helps buyers and sellers reach their goals.  Derek received his bachelor degree in Marketing Management from Siena College.

Andrew Williamson

Andrew Williamson

Vice President

Andy has been a CAYP member since 2014 and joined the board in the spring of 2018; he became Treasurer in July of 2018.  Andy is currently Special Assistant to the County Executive working in Human Resources for Albany County. Prior to his current position he worked at Nolan Associates in Troy, NY where he served as Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).

In his free time, Andy enjoys traveling and volunteering with a variety of organizations.  He is currently an active member of The SPAC Junior Committee.

He is an honors graduate of The College of Saint Rose where he was the founder and president of the Political Science Society and one of the founding members of the Student Library Advisory Council.

Michah Schrom

Michah Schrom

Treasurer

Micah has been a CAYP Member since 2017 and joined the board in March 2019. Micah currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Reporting and Analytics for Optum, a leading health services and analytics company and the growth engine of UnitedHealth Group where he has worked for the past 12 years. He is also the President of Collaborative Dynamics, LLC, a boutique full-cycle consulting firm that focuses on helping organizations build, prepare for, and execute successful strategies. Micah also previously spent 4 years as a Visiting Professor in Management at Siena College teaching project management, management consulting, and organizational strategy.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business, Management and Economics from SUNY Empire State College and an Executive MBA in Management from the University at Albany. Additionally, he holds professional certifications as a Certified Everything DiSC® Facilitator, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Certified Workforce Planning Professional.

Micah loves to travel, attend events around the Capital Region, and spend time with family and friends. He lives in Latham with his two children Lauren (7) and Andrew (4).

Phil Carr

Phil Carr

Board Member

Phil joined CAYP as a member in December 2018 and the board in April 2019. I am a Residential Mortgage Originator for Saratoga National Bank covering the Greater Capital District. With 6 years of mortgage experience, my number one priority is making customers feel confident and comfortable with the biggest investment of your lives.

I moved to the Capital District in 2005, attended Hudson Valley Community College and was part of the baseball team in 2005 and 2006. In my free time I enjoy coaching my son’s football and baseball teams as well as taking in some golf at times.

Coleton Kirchner

Coleton Kirchner

Board Member

Coleton joined CAYP in the fall of 2018 and has been on the board since the summer of 2019. Coleton is a licensed real estate salesperson for Sunrise Realty Advisors specializing in commercial and investment real estate. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Coleton is a native of the Capital Region and has firsthand knowledge of the exciting growth in this area. For fun, he enjoys traveling, going up to Lake George and trying new restaurants.

Jessica Lyden

Jessica Lyden

Board Member

Jessica joined the CAYP board in May 2019. She joined CAYP to build meaningful relationships with fellow young professionals throughout the Capital Region and become more involved in the community.

Jessica is a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, focused on educating young professionals and families on how they can live life by design, not default.

Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the State University of New York at Oneonta, where she was a four-year athlete on the Oneonta State Women’s Soccer team.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys camping, traveling, and continues to play in local soccer leagues.

Mandie Connell

Mandie Connell

Board Member

Mandie joined CAYP in December 2018, and the board in July 2019. Mandie is the Special Events & Marketing Coordinator for NY Government Finance Officer’s Association, with 6 years of experience managing corporate and private events. Mandie recently moved back to the Capital Region and is looking forward to getting more involved in the community and young professionals scene.