Member of the Month

Ray Hernandez

January 2013 Member Spotlight

HYPE Member Since:  2008

Employer: Pratt & Whitney

Industry/Job Title:  Communications Specialist

What he does: I have wide ranging responsibilities that focus mainly on communicating business news to our more than 35,000 employees around the world. This includes being a co-editor of our company’s intranet, managing various electronic tools and being part of the company’s social media team.

Social media really wasn’t around when I graduated from Quinnipiac in 2004, but I would say it’s by far and away my favorite thing to work on. We’re constantly trying new things and challenging ourselves to keep up with its new tools and trends.

Future Aspirations: I plan on continuing to be involved with projects and organizations that either focus on helping at-risk children reach their full potential or make local communities better places to live. In fact, it’s one of the many reasons I love being part of HYPE. Oh, and I’d really like to run at least a half marathon in all 50 states before it’s all said and done.

Personal Motto: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” This quote is often attributed to Abraham Lincoln and has really resonated with me through the years.

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