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Ostapenko: Why I GPLEX

Last year, I participated in GPLEX program for the first time and what I learned and connections I made cannot be replicated with any other program that I know of. Economy League found a right creative formula for how to help connect leaders in Greater Philadelphia region. I am absolutely looking forward to 2019 program which is at home, in Philadelphia, this year. Because I live here, I feel like I know the city and what is happening in it, but I am sure I am in for an eye opening experience. Regional explorations and speaker panels on various topics should be a fantastic opportunity to revisit what I know. And of course, I am looking forward to re-connecting with GPLEX alumni from last year event and meeting a lot more new folks. The exceptional leadership capital that will be present at the event is tremendous and as an emerging leader in the region, I am most looking forward to observe those leaders who have been inspiring changes in the city so far and learning everything I can from them so that one day, some years from now, another young leader can say that they are looking forward to learn from me when they write about why they GPLEX, perhaps in Tokyo?

Yuliya Ostapenko, CPA
Director, Nonprofit 
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP