Member of the Month

Greg Calnen

September 2017

HYPE Member Since:
  2013

Age: 30

Employer:
Zag Interactive

Job Title: Account Manager

Committee Member On: Civic Engagement, Community Involvement, and Personal & Professional Development

Does he sit on any boards:
I am currently a Board Member and the Vice Chair of the Public Policy & Advocacy committee at Harc Inc. Harc is a local organization that provides services for families and individuals with intellectual and related disabilities. I have been involved with the organization for several years and look forward to carrying on my family’s tradition.

His favorite thing about HYPE is:

My favorite thing about HYPE is the platform it provides for young professionals to broaden their horizons and become more engaged members of society. HYPE allows its members to gain experiences that may not be available in everyone’s careers. From community involvement opportunities, to personal & professional development, it puts the power in the hands of its members, which is unique.

What he loves about Hartford is:
There are many things that Hartford provides for the area, located between two of the most famous cities in the world, the vast array of potential in the city is exciting. I love the history, passion and beauty that Hartford provides. From the historic neighborhoods, the beautiful buildings, the majestic river and of course to the passionate residents supporting numerous diverse initiatives. I remember the days when I would walk down Pratt Street trying to find the brick with my name on it, on the way to the Jazz Festival or Carousel at Bushnell Park with my parents. Hartford is a great place to work, live and enjoy!

If someone gave him one million dollars he would: 

For my family, I would pay off their mortgages and I’d create a college fund for my nieces. For the community, I’d establish an endowment fund for Harc, so they could continue their amazing work. Lastly, a small piece for myself, I’d buy a boat and go on a sailing trip with friends down the CT River and out to the Long Island Sound.

Contact Info: gcalnen@gmail.com