HYP Announces 2021 New Leadership

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AJ Murray
Phone: 717-831-0726
Email: pr@hyp.org 

Young Professionals Continue Commitment to Improving the City of Harrisburg 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 2021) – Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP), 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation, announced the election of Sydney Kyler as President of the organization in 2021. 

Sydney’s involvement in Harrisburg Young Professionals has included numerous volunteer and leadership roles, supplemented with multiple seasons as an athlete in the HYP dodgeball league since 2013. Sydney served as co-chair of the Arts & International Committee in 2017. In her role as co-chair, Sydney aimed to highlight the vibrant art community in Harrisburg through a variety of programs that featured local businesses and events. 

Sydney joined the HYP Executive Board as Treasurer in 2019 and made it her mission to empower other members to grow as leaders. In addition to her current role as HYP President, she currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Enders. 

“I feel a significant responsibility to set a positive example,” Kyler said. “We work to keep young professionals in Harrisburg, keep them engaged, and to develop future leaders. Our board and leadership team are a prime example of how this can be done. Now more than ever, HYP is a vital source of professional development and connection for our leadership team, our members, and our community. We are focused on being a steadfast partner to the Harrisburg community through the pandemic and into the future.” 

Along with Sydney’s appointment, the organization announced the following individuals in their roles: 

  • Vice President – Jade Honey, Penn State University
  • Vice President – Faniel Yemane, iDrive Interactive 
  • Secretary – Monika Kohli, andculture
  • Treasurer – Nick Barbera, SunStone Consulting

The 2021 Leadership and Board of Directors began their terms on January 1, 2021.

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Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) is a group of young, active, civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Harrisburg’s future as a great place to live, work and play. We are part of a movement that is breathing new life into urban areas and lessening the negative impact of suburban sprawl. We also work to prevent the migration of educated young people to larger cities (often referred to as “brain drain”) and to encourage those who have left to return to the Central Pennsylvania region.

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