Talk CNY, presented by NBT Bank, is CenterState CEO's semimonthly podcast series featuring leaders from across Central New York, shining a spotlight on the growth and opportunities happening here. You’ll get an inside look at the people, projects and initiatives moving the region forward.


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Micron: Reflecting on Year One in CNY

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On this episode of Talk CNY, we’ll talk with Joe Nehme, Sr. Manager External Affairs, Micron Technology  who discusses the anniversary of the company’s historic announcement to build its megafab facility in CNY.

Joe currently serves as Senior Manager for External Affairs at Micron Technology, where he directly supports the company’s New York expansion. He was born and raised in Utica, NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 2011. Prior to joining Micron, Joe led U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s Central and Northern New York Regional Office for over 7 years. He also held roles at the New York State Assembly, Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, and Syracuse University’s Office of Government and Community Relations. Joe is a proud Lebanese American and lives in Dewitt with his wife Ilyana Rahman.

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About Talk CNY

Talk CNY, presented by NBT Bank, is CenterState CEO's semimonthly podcast. It's first season launched in 2023, with 24 episodes. The second Wednesday of each month highlights a CenterState CEO member for a conversation about the work of their business or organization in the community, and how they engage with CenterState CEO. The second episode of the month features a CenterState CEO staff person sharing the programs, projects and thought leadership related to a monthly theme. 

In addition to the 24 episode main series, you can discover the Talk CNY Miniseries with featured business experts on episodes released straight to the Click resource library. Discover Talk CNY on Click.

Hosted by:

Andrew Fish, Senior Vice President of Member and Business Experience, CenterState CEO
Kate Hammer, MSIM, Owner and Principal Business Coach, Kate Hammer Consulting LLC

Meet our Sponsor: NBT Bank

Talk CNY is Presented by NBT Bank

Since opening its doors in 1856, NBT Bank has remained committed to providing its customers with superior banking services and helping to make the communities it serves a better place to live and work. It also believe that its greatest competitive advantage remains its people. Through their dedication it is able to enhance its ability to serve customers through relationship building, personalized banking solutions, local decision making and commitment to community initiatives.


Talk CNY Main Series

S1,E18 - Joe Nehme October 4, 2023
S1,E17 - Jonathan Link Logan and Andy Obernesser September 20, 2023
S1,E16 - Shawni Davis September 6, 2023
S1,E15 - Kelly Fumarola August 23, 2023
S1,E14 - Nancy Kern Eaton August 9, 2023
S1,E13 - Rob Simpson Q3 July 26, 2023
S1,E12 - David Kavney July 12, 2023
S1,E11 - David Mankiewicz June 28, 2023
S1,E10 - Ryan Benz June 14, 2023
S1,E9 - Kevin Schwab May 24, 2023
S1,E8 - Maria Hudson May 10, 2023
S1,E7 - Rob Simpson Q2 April 26, 2023
S1,E6 - John Liddy April 12, 2023
S1,E5 - Juhanna Rogers March 22, 2023
S1,E4 - Melanie Littlejohn March 8, 2023
S1,E3 - Dominic Robinson and Aimee Durfee February 22, 2023
S1,E2 - Maarten Jacobs February 8, 2023
S1,E1 - Rob Simpson Q1 January 24, 2023

Talk CNY Expert Miniseries

E9 - Pierre Morrisseau May 17, 2023
E8 - Erick Candelero Griscenco May 17, 2023
E7 - Christina Scalera March 5, 2023
E6 - Damian Vallelonga March 5, 2023
E5 - Matt Gardner March 5, 2023
E4 - Colleen Blake-Miller March 5, 2023
E3 - Gwen Webber-McCleod March 5, 2023
E2 - Todd Henry March 5, 2023
E1 - Susan Crossett March 5, 2023

Talk CNY Quarterly Market Insights