Friday, September 13, 2019
YCP Chapter Volunteers arrive early for leadership development on Friday morning before the Member Conference begins that afternoon. Details available here.
September 13, 2019
The first day of #YCPConference2019 begins in the afternoon with Mass, followed by an evening keynote presentation to inspire us to consider what practicing the presence of God truly means. We’ll kick off the weekend right with a welcome party that evening.
September 14, 2019
We’ll begin the day with Mass as a community. Throughout the rest of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from two keynote speakers, separate into breakout sessions of your choice, and attend Reconciliation and Adoration. Meanwhile, the Ambassador Summit for our seasoned professionals will take place alongside the Member Conference sessions. Both programs will take a break that afternoon to prepare for a beautiful evening gala with dinner, drinks and dancing! Black tie optional.
September, 15, 2019
Meet for Mass and a half day of programming. Listen to our closing keynote speaker and then take your leave, equipped with everything you’ll need to practice the presence of God when you return to your city.
Harry Kraemer is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois and a Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named the 2008 Kellogg School Professor of the Year. Harry is the author of two bestselling leadership books: “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership” and “Becoming The Best: Build a World- Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership”.
Mr. Kraemer is active in business, education and civic affairs. He serves on the board of directors of Leidos Corporation, Dentsply Sirona ,OptionCare, Performance Health, Alcami and on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, The Conference Board, NorthShore University Healthsystem and the Archdiocese of Chicago Finance Committee and School Board.
He is a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a life director of Northwestern University. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the Economics Club of Chicago. He is a past member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Healthcare Leadership Council.
Mr. Kraemer graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University of Wisconsin in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. He received an MBA degree in finance and accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1979 and is a certified public accountant. For his outstanding leadership and service, he received the 1996 Schaffner Award from the Kellogg School of Management. Harry enjoys jogging, tennis, skiing and reading, especially world civilization. Harry, his wife Julie, and their five children live in Wilmette, Illinois. More info on Harry at www.harrykraemer.org
Jason Shanks is President of the OSV Institute. Prior to OSV, Jason served as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). Here he successfully combined and reorganized five separate county-based Catholic social service agencies into one regional service agency that assists more than 20,000 people annually for the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Prior to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, Jason was Secretariat Leader of Evangelization and Parish for the Diocese of Toledo. Earlier in his career, his involvement in Youth Ministry and Business and Pastoral Administration provided him with strong parish experience.
Jason has a Bachelor's degree in Education from Miami University, Oxford, OH; a Master's degree in Theology from Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH; and a Master's degree in Nonprofit Administration from Mendoza College of Business of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. He also holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indianapolis, IN.
Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief
Officer of Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN), the world’s largest religious media network based in
Irondale, Alabama, USA. Using all facets of technology, EWTN’s global reach includes eleven television
shortwave, satellite and AM/FM radio services, online and digital media services, news and
Mr. Warsaw joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations and technical services. He became President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. Mr. Warsaw was named chairman of the board of EWTN in 2013. In that capacity he oversees the Network’s strategic direction and mission around the world.
Mr. Warsaw also serves as chief executive or managing director of EWTN’s affiliate organizations both domestically and internationally. With the Network’s 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, Mr. Warsaw assumed the role of publisher of that newspaper.
Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. While there he established the Basilica’s Department of Communications, serving as its first Director.
He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Catholic Distance University and the Napa Institute Legal Foundation. He is a charter member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Legatus.
In April 2017, Pope Francis named Mr. Warsaw a Consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. In that role he serves as an advisor to the Holy See on communications strategy for the universal Church.
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Warsaw completed undergraduate studies in religion and religious education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he also did graduate work in the field of Liturgical Studies.
Mr. Warsaw splits his time between Birmingham, Alabama and Washington, D.C. where his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, serves as Dean of the School of Music, Drama and Art of The Catholic University of America. They have two children-a son, Michael Warsaw, Jr. and a daughter Angelica Elizabeth Warsaw.
The Ambassador Summit at YCP’s Member Conference is our chance to thank the inspirational Catholic leaders who are such a vital part of this movement of the Holy Spirit.
Receive exclusive formation, spend time with the young professional generation and network with like-minded Catholic leaders and spouses. End the day with YCP's national community at the formal evening gala. It's truly a unique experience that you won't want to miss!