Michael Helps Organize Summit to Lead Young Adults

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There’s a place at the boardroom table for the goateed kid with the tattoo – especially if he’s the next Mark Zuckerberg.

But some up-and-comers here don’t feel that way.

According to a Gallup poll of 1,200 adult respondents in metro Fort Wayne, northeast Indiana isn’t where young people should begin a career. And census projections say a third of the workers will be in their 20s and 30s by 2014.

“You put two and two together and you figure out pretty quick that something needs to be done,” said Michael Barranda, an attorney with Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom in Fort Wayne.

He is a board member of the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana and chief organizer of “My City Summit: Redefining Community Engagement,” a half-day Friday conference.



Paul Wyche | The Journal Gazette
Published: October 29, 2012