Member of the Month

Billy Grant IV

Employer: Ameriprise Financial

Job Title: Financial Planner

Committee Member On: Community Involvement Committee

What he likes about work: 
I help individuals, families and small businesses plan for what is most important to them. I do not sell prosperity financial products, but instead truly approach each and every meeting with the intentions of adding value regardless of if they decide to work with us or not. Being a financial resource to the community and making friends of my business are my goals every time I attend an event like HYPE!

Where he sees himself in 5 to 10 years: 
My fiancé and I recently got engaged and bought a house in Cromwell. Over the next 5-10 years we look forward to turning our house into a home and building a family.

What he loves about Hartford and this region: 
This region is my home, and that means everything to me. Growing up here, too often I would listen to my friends bash Hartford and Connecticut as a whole. Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel and hope to see the world one day. However, this state/region means so much to me and I don’t see myself ever moving to a different location!

His favorite thing about HYPE: 
Meeting like-minded people is my goal every day. Any job has its pros and cons, but when you have an organization like HYPE where I can meet energetic young professionals like myself, it makes coming into Hartford immensely more enjoyable.

His hobbies and interests outside of work: 
One thing I am passionate about is advocating for clean energy. Personally, I own an electric car and help many of my clients implementing Socially Responsible Investing by focusing their investments on companies that leave a low carbon footprint, have gender/cultural/and religious diversity in their leadership, strong community give back programs, and much more! While this is somewhat work related, I really enjoy meeting other electric vehicle or solar planned owners to talk shop!

Contact Info: Billy Grant IV