Stay Work Play President and CEO to Step Down

Organization celebrates successes and begins search for new leader as it looks toward future

Manchester, NH – Stay Work Play New Hampshire, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging 20 and 30 year olds to stay, work and play in the Granite State, has announced that Kate Luczko will leave her position as President and CEO at the end of August. The Board of Directors has appointed a search committee to identify a successor.

“On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Kate for her service and dedication in building Stay Work Play from the ground up,” said Travis York, co-chair of the Stay Work Play Board of Directors. “What started as an idea in 2009 is now the leading statewide organization that connects young people to each other and their communities, to internships and jobs, and to the vibrant life New Hampshire has to offer.”

Through its website,, initiatives and advocacy, Stay Work Play promotes the retention and attraction of young talent in New Hampshire. The organization engages students at New Hampshire’s colleges and universities through programming and its internship website, is a go-to resource for taking the first step to discovering thousands of employment opportunities available at New Hampshire companies.

Stay Work Play has facilitated the growth of 13 young professionals’ organizations throughout the state and hosts the largest gathering of young professionals at its annual Rising Stars celebration. The organization actively engages with a 40 member Board of Advisors, composed of New Hampshire’s leading business, education and nonprofit leaders.

“I am honored to have been a part of leading positive change in our communities and engaging New Hampshire’s leaders around workforce issues,” said Luczko. “We know how critical 20 and 30 year olds are to the economic and social vitality of New Hampshire, and I’m proud to have built a great team with Stay Work Play.”

Qualified candidates interested in applying for the position are encouraged to visit the website to learn more.

About Stay Work Play

Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, or by emailing

2 Responses to “Stay Work Play President and CEO to Step Down”

  1. Bonnie FecowiczJune 29, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    Dear Kate,
    You did an incredible job and will be surely missed. We hope the next chapter of your life offers you the same challenges and joy which Stay Work Play did.
    Best of Luck and keep in touch, Bonnie
    Fellow Leadership of Greater Nashua Team member!

  2. Laura EverhartJune 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    Good luck to you Kate! You did a wonderful job promoting this organization, and you built an amazing foundation for continued growth.
    All the best to you!

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