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EDC Members

The EDC Membership includes the mayor of each of the region's municipalities, representatives of major corporations and the chancellors/presidents of area colleges and universities.

EDC Members

  • Maura McCaffrey, President & CEO - Health New England (Chair)
  • Kevin B. Vann, President - Dufault, Vann & Carella (Vice Chair)
  • Tricia Canavan, President - United Personnel (Secretary)
  • Steven Lowell, President - Monson Savings (Treasurer)
  • Kenneth Albano, Attorney - Bacon Wilson PC
  • George Arwady, Publisher & CEOThe Republican Newspape
  • Robert Babcock, Marketing President - Western-Central MA - TD Bank
  • Jia Bo, Vice president - CNR MA - CRRC -USA
  • Paul Bockelman, Town Manager - Town of Amherst
  • Robert Bolduc, President - Pride Stations & Stores
  • Ronald Bryant, President - Baystate Noble Hospital
  • Stephen H. Bryant, President - Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (A NiSource Co.)
  • Honorable Karen Cadieux - Mayor - City of Easthampton
  • Jeffery Cady, General Manager - Chicopee Electric Light (CEL)
  • Carol Campbell, President - Chicopee Industrial Contractors, Inc.
  • Anthony S. Caprio, President - Western New England University
  • Daniel Carey, President - Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI)
  • Kristin Carlson, President - Peerless Precision, Inc.
  • Gene Cassidy, President - Eastern States Exposition
  • David Chase Sr., VP Member Business Services - Freedom Credit Union
  • Honorable Richard Cohen, Mayor - Town of Agawam
  • Dr. John Cook, President - STCC
  • Mary Beth Cooper, President - Springfield College
  • B. Shayne Cowan, Site Manager - Eastman Chemical Inc.
  • Ellen Cummings, Regional Director, Ext. Affairs - Central & Western MA - Verizon
  • Charles D'Amour, President & COO - Big Y Foods, Inc.
  • Stephen A. Davis, President - Ventry Industries, LLC
  • Ron DeCurzio, CEO - Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co
  • Francis D. Dibble, Esquire - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Kevin Dillon, Executive Director - Connecticut Airport Authority
  • Daniel Flynn, Executive Vice President & COO - Wholesale Banking - United Bank
  • Scott Foster, Esquire - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Anthony Frasco, Director of Sales & Marketing - Williams Distribution
  • Scott Frazer, Vice President - KeyBank
  • Mark Fulco, President - Mercy Medical Center/Sisters of Providence HS
  • Daniel M. Glanville, V. P. of Government Affairs - Comcast Ct/West Region
  • Todd Goodrich, CEO - Sulco Warehousing & Logistics/Lancer Trans & Logistics
  • Alfred Griggs
  • James Hagan, President & CEO - Westfield Savings Bank
  • Spiros Hatiras, President & CEO - Holyoke Medical Center
  • John Heaps, President & CEO - Florence Bank
  • John Hesslein, Station Manager - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM
  • Timothy Hopkins, Executive VP, Mfg & Retail - Friendly's Ice Cream
  • Brian Houle, Owner - Spherion Staffing
  • Daniel Howard, General Manager - Westfield Gas & Electric
  • James Hunt, VP for Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations - Eversource
  • Michael Hurwitz - American Restaurant Corporation
  • Daniel Keenan, Sr. VP - Sisters of Providence Health Systems
  • Mark Keroack, President & CEO - Baystate Health
  • Honorable Richard Kos, Mayor - City of Chicopee
  • James N. Lavelle, General Manager - Holyoke Gas & Electric
  • Carol A. Leary, President - Bay Path College
  • Paul Lessard - 191 Chestnut Street Realty Trust
  • John Libera
  • Werner Maiwald, Managing Director - Renaissance Advisory Services LLC
  • Honorable William F. Martin, Mayor - Town of Greenfield
  • Ben Markens, Principal - The Markens Group, Inc.
  • Michael Mathis, President & COO - MGM Springfield
  • John Maybury, President - Maybury Material Handling
  • Kathleen McCartney, President - Smith College
  • Daniel McDonough, President - Smith & Wesson
  • Denise Menard, Town Manager - Town of East Longmeadow
  • Steven Mitus, Executive V.P. & CFO - Balise Motor Sales
  • Michael Moriarty, Sr VP Commercial Team Leader - Farmington Bank CT
  • Honorable Alex B. Morse, Mayor - City of Holyoke
  • Honorable David Narkewicz, Mayor - City of Northampton
  • Paul Peter Nicolai, Esquire - Nicolai Law Group, P.C.
  • Vanessa Otero, Deputy Director - New England Farm Workers Council
  • William Pepin, General Manager - WWLP
  • James Perley, EVP, Chief Administrative Officer - Yankee Candle, Inc.
  • Joseph Peters, President - Universal Plastics Corp.
  • Paul C. Picknelly, President - Monarch Enterprises
  • Peter A. Picknelly, Jr., President - Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc.
  • Robert L. Pura, President - Greenfield Community College
  • Craig Reed, CFO - All States Materials Group
  • Honorable William Reichelt, Mayor - Town of West Springfield
  • Barry Roberts, Chair - Amherst BID
  • Steven M. Roberts, President - F.L. Roberts & Co., Inc.
  • James Ross III, Principal - The Hollenbach Group, LLC
  • Joseph Rossignoli, Director of Business Development - National Grid
  • Dr. Christina Royal, President - HCC
  • Honorable Domenic Sarno, Mayor - City of Springfield
  • Paul Scully, President - Country Bank
  • Scott Sebastian, Asst VP & Council - MassMutual Financial Group/Law Dept
  • Thomas Senecal, President & CEO - Peoples Bank
  • Matthew S. Sosik, President - Easthampton Savings Bank
  • Sonya Stephens, Interim President - Mt. Holyoke College
  • Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor - UMASS - Amherst
  • Honorable Brian Sullivan, Mayor - City of Westfield
  • Tom Tilas, Vice President -  AECOM/Tishman
  • Dr. Ramon Torrecilha, President - Westfield State University
  • Michael E. Tucker, Esq., President & CEO - Greenfield Co-Operative Bank
  • William J. Wagner, President - Chicopee Savings Bank
  • Ed Zemba, Family Owned - Robert Charles Photography
  • Karen Zink, President & COO - Berkshire Gas
  • Katie Zobel, President & CEO - Community Foundation of Western Mass
  • David A. Parke, Esquire, EDC Counsel - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Rick Sullivan, President & CEO - Economic Development Council of Western MA