Steering Committee

Hype is a volunteer organization that is led by a Steering Committee that determines the ultimate direction of the organization. The Chair of the Hype Steering Committee also serves a one year term
on the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Board.

Stephanie

Stephanie Pierce – Chair

Kansas State University
Innovation Partners

Tara

Tara Grubb – Past Chair

Complete Weddings & Events

Grace Stanfield – Play Chair

The Bluemont Hotel

Liz Holle

Liz Holle – Connect Chair

Big Lakes Devleopment Center

Ross Bugbee – #LoveMHK Chair

ESB Financial


Nija Threat – Engage Chair

McCownGordon Construction

Morgan

Morgan King –
Develop Chair

CivicPlus

Kara Wray – Marketing Chair

Manhattan Area Chamber
of Commerce

Alex

Alex Foltz – 
Founding Investor

SPS Companies, Inc.

Carrie

Carrie Alt – 
Founding Investor

BHS Construction

Sarah

Sarah Siders – 
Founding Investor

Young Trustees

Caronda

Caronda Moore –
Founding Investor

Kansas State University
Innovation Partners

Amber Wilhelm – Staff Liasion

Manhattan Area Chamber
of Commerce

Mark

Mark Bachamp –
Chamber Board Rep

Olsson

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