We have a few changes here at HYPE that we'd like to announce!
First, please help us welcome Caitlin Thayer, who has joined the MetroHartford Alliance as the HYPE Program Director. In this newly created role, Caitlin will oversee the volunteer management of HYPE, working closely with the HYPE Chair and Vice Chairs to support the work of HYPE’s five volunteer committees. Caitlin’s previous engagement with HYPE, once as a part-time employee and as HYPE’s Vice Chair of Community Involvement in 2013, will be invaluable. Caitlin’s experience with HYPE, along with her enthusiasm and dedication, will enhance the value of HYPE both to its members and to the investors that support this critical Alliance initiative.
Since its inception in 2006, HYPE has experienced exceptional growth and success, and the addition of the HYPE Program Director provides the much needed capacity to sustain that growth and success. The team will be further expanded when HYPE adds an Event Coordinator later this winter.
In addition to continuing as HYPE’s Executive Director, Julie Daly Meehan will assume additional responsibilities in Investor Relations, working closely with Alliance staff on investor engagement and retention efforts. She will focus especially on the social media strategy to support and strengthen all Alliance initiatives, including the Connecticut Health Council, the Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services Cluster, the Hartford Chamber of Commerce, and HYPE. Julie’s new title will be HYPE Executive Director and Director of Investor Engagement and Digital Media.
Welcome to Caitlin, and congratulations to Julie!