Meet our 2018 Executive Committee

Jan 12, 2018

HYPE Logo Green & Blue - no background We're so excited to introduce our 2018 Executive Team! At the end of every year we appoint our incoming leadership team of individuals who're looking to get more involved in our organization, and professionally develop in their fields and interests. We're so excited to have this amazing team start us off in the new year. Let's meet them!

HYPE Staff

Kim Lundy, Executive Director
Jackie Valliere, Program Director

2018 HYPE Officers


 Nick Pinto Headshot“I’m beyond excited to be the HYPE Chair for 2018 and continuing to help lead the implementation of our strategic plan. We’re expecting a dynamic year for the Alliance and HYPE and I look forward to working with our energetic Executive Committee to continue making HYPE the go-to resource for young professionals!” - Nick Pinto, HYPE Chair

Amanda Trothier Headshot"The Executive Team is full of driven and passionate individuals eager to make a difference in the greater Hartford region. I am excited to see all that we as a team accomplish. Cheers to the new friends, memories and growth opportunities that 2018 brings." - Amanda Trothier, HYPE Chair-Elect

Jocelyn Hillard Headshot"HYPE has introduced me to great friends and exciting things to do in the City of Hartford. It is my pleasure to work with an amazing team of passionate ambassadors to share our experiences with new and current members!" - Jocelyn Hillard, Vice Chair of Ambassadors

Greg Calnen Headshot"I am really looking forward to leading the Civic Engagement committee in 2018. This year is shaping up to be an integral one for our communities, which is a great opportunity for HYPE members. I will strive to get young professionals engaged and encourage them to make an impact."- Gregory Calnen, Vice Chair of Civic Engagement

Lisa Pawlik Headshot"HYPE's Community Involvement Committee is a wonderful way to make a difference in the community! I look forward to working with the committee this year to make a huge impact through our two major events, volunteer opportunities, community collections and blog series." - Lisa Pawlik, Vice Chair of Community Involvement

Isabelle Miner Headshot"I’m looking forward to getting to know the motivations of our members and how I can better support their personal and professional endeavors. This executive team is dynamic, talented, and I hope to learn from everyone involved in HYPE. 2018 will be a year of growth and hopefully my enthusiasm will encourage talented members to reach their full potential." - Isabelle Miner, Vice Chair of Personal and Professional Development

Stephanie Bernman Headshot“I’m really looking forward to working with committee members to put together a diversity of events that will be fun and engaging for a wide array of HYPE members. I’ve learned about so many amazing things Hartford has to offer through membership in this committee, and I’m hoping as Vice Chair I can give that same experience to other HYPEsters! - Stephanie Berman, Vice Chair of Social Events

Looking to get more involved with us in 2018? Any member can join any of our five volunteer committees at anytime. All you need to do is contact a HYPE staff member to add your name to the committee list of your choice. To learn more about what it's like to be on one of our committees join us at our Committee Kickoff on Wednesday, January 17th. Registration is required for this free event. We hope to see you all there!


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