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July 25, 2016 40 Under Forty 2016

Tyron V. Harris

Tyron V. Harris Tyron V. Harris
Tyron V. Harris with Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics.
Tyron V. Harris with the “Ice Cream for a Dream” truck, which offers an ice cream to anyone who shares their dreams.

Age: 32

Company: ADP

Title: Northeast Human Resources Business Partner III

Town where I live: East Hartford

Town where I work: Windsor

College: Berkeley College


What do you do and what are your goals in your current job? As an HR business partner I work closely with an organization's senior leaders to develop an HR agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the organization. I look forward to progressing into leadership roles to contribute even greater to the clients that I serve.

What are your goals for your community involvement? My passion is our community as a whole. I know that community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it. My goal is uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal, which will allow the ability to build camaraderie and teamwork.

What's your biggest passion? My passion project is H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves Prepare for Employment). It's a career-readiness workshop that provides emphasis on building self-esteem, employability skills, job-search techniques, career exploration, resume writing, interviewing and job success skills.

What are your future aspirations? When I think about the future, the thing that is most clear to me is being able to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I have been blessed with an amazing career, mentors, family, friends and community. By serving in higher levels of local government I would be able to make a positive impact in the lives of those in my community. Also, a trip to the International Space Station wouldn't be bad either.

What needs to happen for Hartford to become a more vibrant city where people work, live and play? Establish a regularly occurring public event that showcases Greater Hartford merchants, music and food. Ongoing public events help drive positive awareness of Greater Hartford. Bringing people from our region downtown on a regular basis will make citizens aware of the unique amenities that exist in the city.

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

  1. Co-founder and executive director of Small Business Night Out, which helps small business owners and young entrepreneurs advance and stimulate economic development in their local areas.
  2. Member of the East Hartford school board.
  3. Received the “Best in Community Award” from Target Corp. in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  4. Founder of H.O.P.E., which pilots free career-readiness and advancement workshops.

Time Tested:

What personal possession in your life has withstood the test of time? My third grade school picture with my peach vest and missing tooth makes me smile every time I look at it.

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

Twenty years ago, what did you envision as your future profession? I envisioned a future as an astronomer working for NASA.

Who do you consider your mentor? Joe Franco, Store Team Leader, Target Corp.

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

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