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Mentors Planning Meeting Sets Stage for Future

The HPA has made it an organizational priority to promote career growth and development opportunities for young industry professionals through mentoring programs. At a lively and collaborative gathering last month, members of the HPA Board, mentors and the launch team for the mentorship initiative met to put specific steps in place for the next phase of the mentorship activities. Seth Hallen, Loren Nielsen and Leon Silverman outlined the broad path for an exciting and inclusive mentorship effort, beginning with the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program and presenting the roadmap for other activities that will engage young members in HPA and support the path of the next generation.

The evening brought together an accomplished group of mentors, many of whom also attended the inaugural roundtable session at YEP Day at SMPTE 2016 and will continue their mentoring relationships over the course of the next year. Leon Silverman presented his ‘Fundamentals of Mentoring’ to the group and goals, development path and structure of an HPA mentoring program were discussed.

Mentoring Dinner Attendees included Jonathon Amayo, Jim DeFilippis, Lynnette Duensing, Lauren Ellis, Jan Figgins, Keith Gayhart, Barrie Godwin, Seth Hallen, Josh Haynie, George Joblove, Jesse Korosi, Bruce Long, Belinda Merritt, Marty Meyer, Loren Nielsen, Russ Paris, Christine Purse, Linda Rosner, Andrew Setos, Leon Silverman, Rakeba Simmons, Garrett Smith, and Laura Thommen.

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