Happy New Year HYPEsters!
With the new year comes new HYPE Officers, and there have been some staff title changes within HYPE as well. Check out our staff updates and welcome the HYPE Chairs for the year! Remember, if you want more information on joining a HYPE Committee, register for our Committee Kickoff on Wednesday, January 18th!
Julie Daly Meehan, Vice President of Investor Engagement and Retention
Kim Lundy, Executive Director
Jackie Valliere, Program Director
2017 HYPE Officers
"I am excited to be the HYPE Chair in 2017 and help lead a new year of strategic initiatives and engaging programming. HYPE will provide immense value for young professionals, entrepreneurs, and students entering the job market in the Greater Hartford region. Giddy up!" - Mitch Jackson, HYPE Chair
“I’m excited to work with the staff and 2017 Executive team this year, while continuing the momentum from the previous year and implementing new ideas. The new Executive Committee has already shown their enthusiasm and brings a great, new, energy to the committee. HYPE’s 11th year will prove to be another great year!” – Nick Pinto, HYPE Chair Elect
"HYPE taught me how to love Hartford and I’m looking forward to teaching that lesson to new members throughout 2017!" - Chris Pagano, Vice Chair of Ambassador Committee
“Civic interest is at an all-time high following an election year and HYPE’s Civic Engagement Committee will strive to play an enormous role in getting young professionals involved in our communities. I am very excited to work with HYPE and this committee to facilitate and raise awareness across our membership and community about civic engagement.” - Klejdis Radomi, Vice Chair of Civic Engagement Committee
“Cheers to all that 2017 will bring… new friendships, growth opportunities, and the chance to make a difference in our community.” - Amanda Trothier, Vice Chair of Community InvolvementCommittee
“I’m excited to lead the Personal & Professional Development Committee in 2017 and to plan events with the committee that will help HYPE members grow both on a personal and professional level.” - David Morse, Vice Chair of Personal & Professional DevelopmentCommittee
"I'm excited to be working with the Social Events Committee to encourage HYPEsters to take advantage of all that the City of Hartford has to offer at the exciting events we'll have planned in 2017!" - Aaron Knight, Vice Chair of Social Events Committee