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July 25, 2016 40 Under Forty 2016

Laura Dinan Haber

Laura Dinan Haber Laura Dinan Haber
Laura Dinan Haber is shown with her identical twin, Cat Dinan (right).
Young inventors engage with speakers at Connecticut Invention Convention Day at the State Capitol, which Laura Dinan Haber helped produce.

Age: 31

Company: MetroHartford Alliance

Title: Director of Investor Events

Town where I live: New Britain

Town where I work: Hartford

College: University of Hartford

Q&A:

What do you do and what are your goals in your current job? I produce opportunities for community and business leaders to convene over progressive programming and networking opportunities. 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.

What are your goals for your community involvement? I believe it is important for everyone to learn about the connection between environmental resources and the impact sustainability and preservation have on personal health and the economy. It is my goal to become involved in place-based agricultural education to empower and strengthen communities.

What's your biggest passion? Enriching the world around me. A sense of adventure and a penchant for challenging limits enables me to see new possibilities. I strive to continually evolve and leverage my experiences to elevate my work and inspire those around me to celebrate their strengths.

What are your future aspirations? To be a force of positive change to open doors, shatter ceilings and empower others to define their own success.

What will Hartford be like in 10 years? Hartford will be an internationally recognized destination for its favorable business climate, entrepreneurial community, thriving institutions and vibrant cultural assets. The livability of the city will help set the stage as a place for all people to live, work, play, start and grow a business and raise a family.

List four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

Has produced over 450 events and programs to date.

Launched an engraving company, Reclaimed Engraving, specializing in natural and reclaimed materials.

Is a member of the University of Hartford alumni board of directors.

Past Area Governor and Division Governor, District 53, Toastmasters International.

Time Tested:

What personal possession in your life has withstood the test of time? My sense of adventure

What hobby did you develop at a young age that you still enjoy today? Fishing

Twenty years ago, what did you envision as your future profession? Pastry chef

Who do you consider your mentor? Susan Winkler, Executive Director, Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services

See the complete list of Forty Under 40 Winners for 2016! 

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