“It was really kind of about expanding horizons but it was personal because everybody was saying, ‘What do you want to do next?’” says Murray, 22, of Garfield, who today works a full-time job at Highmark. “I felt it was a value-add for the city and it was nice to see some of the larger companies collaborate with each other.”

Now, when Murray talks about Pittsburgh and its community of working professionals, he uses the word “we.”

“We don’t want this upcoming talent to leave Pittsburgh,” he said, bluntly. “We ultimately want to make Pittsburgh a great place.”