Rachele Genhofer

Company: Little Dog Advertising
Position: Owner/Director of Strategy
City: Albany, NY
How long have you been a CAYP Member? 1 year!

March Spotlight

Rachele Genhofer is currently a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. Now through May 12, she and her team are working to raise as much money as possible for cancer research. For more information on Rachele’s campaign and upcoming events, or to make a donation to LLS, please visit her fundraising page. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

What three business tips can you share with others?
– You can honestly do whatever you put your mind and determination to.
– Nothing worthwhile in life is easy; do the hard work.
– You will never work harder in your life than you will for yourself.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about a lot, but I can lump it into groups.
– Healthy lifestyle
– Food/cooking
– Traveling
– Family/friends
– And most importantly … doing good in my community.

If you could spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be and why?
Mindy Kaling! She’s super impressive (long gone are the days of a shared ‘railroad style’ apartment writing sketches, look how far she’s come!) and a super talented writer and businesswoman.

Emily Dessingue

Company: Cresa
Position: Marketing / Business Development / Advisor
City: Albany, NY
How long have you been a CAYP Member? A few months

February Spotlight

Have you done business with another CAYP Member? I have received a few leads from members, but what’s really exciting about CAYP is we are the future of these companies in the Capital Region. So, who knows, you could be making friends with a future CEO!

What is your favorite app or social media outlet? For business I love using Linkedin Sales Navigator. You can search any company, get a lot of information and always find the “right” person to talk to.

If you could spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be and why? Oh man, if I had to pick, I’d probably say Ellen DeGeneres because she’s such a positive person and she is so successful based off of being herself, which I think is so ideal. Also, she’s hilarious!

Provide a fun fact about yourself. I met Miles Teller during spring break, senior year of college. He sat at the table right next to mine and asked to borrow our salt, which he never gave back.

What are you passionate about? I’m passionate about motivating others. I love reading success stories about people who never gave up and persevered. I feel so empowered after reading them, and I’d love to one day share my story and give people that same ambitious feeling.