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January 12, 2015 - Stella Szantova Giordano Named Vice-Chair of HYPE's Community Involvement Committee

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HARTFORD, CT (January 12, 2015)…Murtha Cullina LLP attorney Stella Szantova Giordano has been elected as the new Vice-Chair of the Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) Community Involvement Committee.  She took over the position from the previous chair, Eliana Cardeno, on January 1.

The Community Involvement Committee identifies local volunteer and community initiatives for HYPE members, including fundraising events and collection drives.  It is in charge of two major events each year. In June, HYPE holds Tee it Up for Charity at the Travelers Championship, where HYPE members participate in a silent auction and a 3-hole putting tournament to raise funds for local charities. In December, the Committee puts on Tons of Toys, a fun and festive holiday event where HYPE collects toys to donate to a local children’s organization. In 2014, HYPE collected 2,002 toys for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford.

“When I joined HYPE last summer, I learned that many members were interested in hands-on volunteer work, and in giving time and energy to community service.  Young professionals have so much to offer in the greater Hartford community, but sometimes they do not know how or where to help.  The Committee makes it easier for them to find community service events that best match their interests,” Ms. Szantova Giordano said. “I am thrilled to be leading HYPE’s Community Involvement Committee in 2015.  I sincerely hope that we can expand on the types of events we offer to our volunteers so that HYPE members can continue playing an integral role in improving the communities in the Greater Hartford region.”

Ms. Szantova Giordano is an associate in Murtha Cullina’s Litigation Department where she handles contract disputes and commercial litigation. She is also an active member of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Community Banking practice groups.

About Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE)

Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) is an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance.  HYPE’s mission is to help young professionals become better engaged in community life, expand professional and social opportunities and become ambassadors for the Hartford Region.  To learn more, visit

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