Staff and Officers

HYPE leadership is a combination of volunteers and MetroHartford Alliance staff working together to provide worthwhile and valuable experiences to HYPE members.


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Kim Bishop
Executive Director of Talent Attraction & Retention

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Mia Sinatro
HYPE Program Director


Mia Sinatro
Interim Program Director


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Amanda Trothier
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
HYPE Chair

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Aaron Knight
Department of Economic and Community Development
HYPE Chair Elect & Vice Chair Personal & Professionals Development

Vice Chairs

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Greg Calnen
Zag Interactive
Vice Chair of Community Involvement

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Kel Thomas
The Hartford
Vice Chair Civic Engagement


Lisa Pawlik
Catholic Charities
Vice Chair of Community Involvement

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Tyler Losure
J. Morrissey & Company
Vice Chair of Social Ambassadors

Aaron Knight

Vice Chair of Personal & Professional Development