Member of the Month

Alex Peterson


Employer:
Connecticut Airport Authority

Job Title: Manager of Government Affairs & Assistant to the Executive Director

Committee Member On: Community Involvement

What he likes about work: 

My work varies quite a bit depending on the time of year, and even day-to-day. That is one of the things that I enjoy most about it. My primary focus is leading the agency’s government relations efforts, both on the state and federal levels. However, my other capacity can lead me into supporting roles on general strategy, service development, coordination for our board of directors, and various other functions depending on the need. They know how to keep me on my toes and keep me learning.

What he sees himself in 5 years: 
I will probably still see myself in a mirror in 5 or 10 years, but, the way technology is advancing, I suppose it could be some type of device that we cannot even fathom right now. What a time to be alive!

What he loves about the Hartford Region:
I am really struck by the progress that Hartford has seen over the past few years. I moved into a downtown apartment in early 2016, and now there are noticeably more people out experiencing what this city has to offer on weeknights and weekends. There are more events, more restaurants, more housing options, and more reasons to make Hartford your home or your destination. It is a great, diverse, and young city on the rise, and it has something for you no matter what your interests are.

His favorite thing about HYPE:
HYPE is a great way to meet young professionals in the area who want to turn a region into a community. Whether that is through networking, community service, or political engagement, HYPE gives us the means by which to organize and make things happen. But, let’s face it – at the end of the day, Kim and Mia wind up putting the team on their backs and making us all look good.

His hobbies and interests outside of work: 
I moonlight as a long-distance runner who berates the television during New York Giants games. I also enjoy taking your money at poker, hiking without the appropriate footwear, exploring my recently discovered, hidden passion for sour beers, and considering a second career as a 1990’s/early 2000’s hip-hop scholar. Wu-Tang is for the children.

Contact Info: Alex Peterson