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Meet The Team

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MK Cornfield

Marketing and Communications at Corning Incorporated

MK has a passion for engaging with others through creative communications platforms and collaborating on strategic marketing objectives to enhance product positioning. She holds a Bachelor's in English and Creative Writing and a Master's in Publishing.

Kailey Merrill

Administrative Assistant for Corporate Communications at Corning Incorporated

Kailey is a Corning Valley native with a background in administration and customer service, and holds dual Bachelor’s in Sociology and Communications.

In her free time, you can find her exercising, practicing pottery at The heART Studio, hosting at The Cellar on Market Street, or working to connect the community through her involvement with CAYP.

Shelby Bierwiler

Finance at Corning Incorporated

Shelby has a passion for bringing work and life into a partnership rather than a balance by creating relationships and bonds between the two.

She is a lifelong Corning area native, and she spends her time outside of work with her husband and son, traveling, and enjoying a good book.

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Danielle Kenny

Emily Gridley

Director of Real Estate Development at
Arbor Housing and Development

Danielle is a mom of two boys, a dog and a cat, who loves to travel and experience new cultures.

Administrative Assistant & Project Coordinator for the Brand & Experience team at Corning Incorporated

When not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and farm animals outside. She also enjoys running with her dog Hank, event planning, and singing karaoke on the weekends.

Corning Area Young Professionals actively seeks to engage the area's young workforce to build bonds among peers, local businesses, and organizations by providing opportunities for networking, growth, and lifelong connections.

Our team meets every other week to plan out events and networking opportunities throughout the year. The team is able to plan an array of events, from networking opportunities to DIY nights, movies -- you name it, the team continues to think of ways to engage Corning's young workforce by leveraging their own backgrounds and experiences.

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