MetroHartford Alliance Welcomes Three New Team Members

The MetroHartford Alliance, the Region’s economic development leader and the City’s Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Brown as Director of Investor Relations, Laura Dinan Haber as Director of Events and Mia Przybyla-Irons as Administrative Associate.

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Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) April 29, 2013

The MetroHartford Alliance, the Region’s economic development leader and the City’s Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Brown as Director of Investor Relations, Laura Dinan Haber as Director of Events and Mia Przybyla-Irons as Administrative Associate.

“We are delighted to welcome Rich, Laura and Mia to our growing team,” Oz Griebel, President and CEO, MetroHartford Alliance, said. “Their enthusiasm and expertise are wonderful assets to both our Investors and the Alliance team.”

As Director of Investor Relations, Brown will play an active role in Investor recruitment and retention with a focus on attracting new Regional Investors and Strategic Partners. He will also lead the Alliance’s Investor Engagement Committee, which is designed to help new Investors cultivate relationships with professionals across the Region.

"As a longtime member of the Greater Hartford community, I have a deep appreciation for the role the Alliance plays in convening education, business and civic professionals from across the region,” Brown said. "I look forward to working with current Investors to strengthen their engagement with the Alliance and to growing the Investor community."

Prior to joining the Alliance, Brown served 8 years at the Urban League of Greater Hartford, during which he acted as Interim President and CEO. Most recently, he was a partner in the Adion Financial Group in East Hartford. During his tenure with Adion, Rich built a $450,000 book of business in just 2 years.

As Director of Events, Dinan Haber will assist with growing the depth and breadth of Alliance forums and events. Prior to joining the Alliance, Dinan Haber worked in economic development and community relations at Northeast Utilities, CL&P, and as a marketing specialist and event planner at Ameriprise Financial. She currently serves on the Board of the Connecticut Invention Convention and as a Division C Governor for Toastmasters International.

“I believe networks are the bond that provides structure to the future of business,” Dinan Haber said. “In my role as Director of Investor Events it is my goal to create the environment for MetroHartford Alliance Investors to establish partnerships that strengthen the economic vitality of the region as a whole.”

As Administrative Associate, Przybyla-Irons will support a wide-range of Alliance activities and initiatives. Prior to joining the Alliance, she served as Patient Relations Coordinator, Risk Management at MidState Medical Center and as Administrative Coordinator at The Madison Beach Club.

"I am excited to join the Alliance team and to be part of such a dynamic organization,’ Przybyla-Irons, said. “I look forward to supporting the Alliance's broad range of initiatives and becoming more deeply immersed in the Greater Hartford business community."

To learn more about the Alliance and its initiatives, visit http://www.metrohartford.com.

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About MetroHartford Alliance
As the Region’s economic development leader and the City’s Chamber of Commerce, the MetroHartford Alliance ensures that the Hartford Region competes aggressively and successfully for jobs, capital and talent. An advocate for the continued growth of Hartford and the surrounding Region, the Alliance is actively engaged in executing its four-year strategic plan which builds upon its significant accomplishments over the past four years. Among the plan’s areas of focus are: fostering a climate for job creation and infrastructure investment; retaining, developing, recruiting and engaging a diverse and talented pool of employees and entrepreneurs; promoting the stability and expansion of specific industry sectors with a link to support small business growth; marketing the Region’s assets to retain and attract businesses; and, ensuring that the Capital City is the dynamic urban core of the region. For more information, visit http://www.metrohartford.com.


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