This month, members of YPN gathered at White and Williams, LLP to hear from its Managing Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee, Patricia “Patti” Santelle. Santelle is recognized as someone who rolls with the punches and puts her all into her work.

With over 25 years of experience, Santelle had plenty of advice to offer the young professionals in the room. She stressed the importance of being a team player, visible, passionate and enthusiastic for what one does. Santelle has devoted many years to the representation of insurance company clients making her a leading attorney amongst her clients and peers.

She likes to read the newspaper to stay informed on current events. When Santelle is traveling to meet with a client, she will purchase that city’s paper. It is important to be prepared and know your environment, clients and audience. Santelle admitted looking over the guest list for this event to know which companies would be represented.

She encourages young professionals to be patient when advancing in a career. Her last piece of advice, “Be prepared, visible, positive and flexible.”

The next YPN Networking event will be at PYT in Northern Liberties on January 13, 2015.

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