HYPE Miami®

Jessica Berrin
Baptist Health South Florida
Justin Luger
Vice Chair
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

Staff Contact



HYPE Miami® (Helping Young Professionals Engage) was created to provide networking opportunities that connect young professionals with prominent business leaders throughout the Greater Miami community. The program identifies initiatives where participants can focus their efforts to positively impact the Miami-Dade business community and contribute to the development of Greater Miami. These opportunities may come from social events, business workshops, mentorships with business leaders or through educational seminars.
The program also strives to facilitate business development opportunities among young professionals by providing the perfect environment to meet, exchange ideas, expand and/or learn about new business as well as proactively shape the future workforce of the region and build the next generation of leaders.


Grow HYPE Miami® membership base at monthly meeting and event attendance through further engagement:

·         Tap into Chairman Circle members and unused membership slots (“internal growth”)

·         Advocate for, and succeed in, establishing “millennial membership” to overcome current Chamber membership fee barrier to Young Professional involvement (“external growth”) 


Create career mentoring and “reverse mentoring” breakfast/lunch sessions involving two-way mentoring between seasoned professionals and millennials.


Innovate HYPE Miami® programming with standout, distinct, signature programs that continue to set HYPE Miami® apart from other Young Professional groups and resonate with Miami’s Young Professionals.


Strengthen partnerships with other Chamber Committees on issues pertinent to Young Professionals (i.e., Disruption, Governmental Affairs, Leadership Miami®).


Continue CEO Speaker Series along thematic terms (i.e., disruptors, shared economies, travel, academic, technology, service industry) and move series off-site to speaker’s office where feasible.