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Alliance Announces Promotion of Julie Daly Meehan

Jan 21, 2014
MetroHartford Alliance

Alliance Announces Promotion of Julie Daly Meehan
Daly Meehan's Role Expands, New Hire Added to HYPE

The MetroHartford Alliance is pleased to announce that it has expanded the responsibilities of Julie Daly Meehan to include investor engagement and social media support of all Alliance efforts.  Julie will continue to serve as the Executive Director of HYPE but will now also contribute her talents to working more closely with Nancy Wheeler and the rest of our Investor Relations team on investor retention and engagement efforts.  In her expanded role, Julie will focus on the social media strategies and tactics that 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.  This new role expands Julie’s social media contributions and recognizes her leadership in the development and success of HYPE.

Since its inception in 2006, HYPE has experienced exceptional growth and success.  To ensure the continuation of that growth and success and to enable Julie to assume the new responsibilities, we have added the position of HYPE Program Director and have hired Caitlin Thayer to fill that role.  Caitlin will report to Julie and oversee the volunteer management of HYPE; she will work closely with the HYPE Chair and Vice Chairs to support the ever expanding initiatives of HYPE’s five volunteer committees. For the near term, Caitlin will also continue to plan and execute all HYPE events until we fill the position of the HYPE Administrative Event Coordinator later this quarter.  

Julie’s continuing as the Executive Director of HYPE and the addition of Caitlin as Program Director will undoubtedly enhance the value of HYPE to its over 4000 members and to you, our Investors, who support this critical Alliance initiative.  At the same time, we will increase the use of social media to support our current Investors and to recruit new ones.

Julie’s new title will be HYPE Executive Director and Director of Investor Engagement and Digital Media.  Julie will report to Nancy Wheeler for the Investor Relations responsibilities and continue to report to John Shemo for the HYPE components.