Board of Directors

The EDC is governed by a Board of Directors that includes elected representatives of the EDC's membership, particularly including representatives of major corporations.

Board members and subcommittees meet regularly to guide every facet of the Economic Development Council in its mission.

Officers

  • Chair, Kevin B. Vann, President - Dufault, Vann & Carella
  • Vice Chair, Tricia Canavan, President - United Personnel
  • Treasurer, Steven Lowell, President - Monson Savings
  • Clerk, Katie Allan Zobel, President & CEO - Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

 

Board of Directors

  • George Arwady, Publisher & CEO - The Republican Newspaper
  • Robert Babcock, Marketing President - Central MA - TD Bank
  • John Baran, Station Manager/Digital Director - WWLP
  • Jia Bo, Vice President - CRRC-MA
  • Daniel Butterfield, President - U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC
  • Carol Campbell, President - Chicopee Industrial Contractors, Inc.
  • Peter Carmichael, Park President - Six Flags New England
  • David Chase, Sr. V.P. Member Business Services - Freedom Credit Union
  • Charles Christianson, President & CEO - CMD Technology Group
  • Dr. John Cook, President - STCC
  • Ellen Cummings, Regional Director, External Affairs - Verizon
  • Charles D'Amour, President & COO - Big Y Foods, Inc.
  • Stephen A. Davis, President - Ventry Industries, LLC
  • Francis D. Dibble, Esquire - Bulkley Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • John Doleva, President - Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President - Greenfield Community College
  • Scott Foster, Esquire - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Mark French, Advertising Director - The Republican
  • Daniel M. Glanville, VP Government Affairs - Comcast CT/West Region
  • Dena Hall, Executive V.P. Chief Marketing Officer - Easthampton Savings Bank
  • John Heaps, President & CEO - Florence Bank
  • John Hesslein, Station Manager - Western Mass News
  • James Hunt, VP for Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations - Eversource
  • Dominic Ianno, Head of State Government Relations - MassMutual
  • Michael Kane, Director of Government Affairs - Columbia Gas
  • Daniel Keenan, Sr. VP Government & Communications - Mercy Medical Center & Affiliates
  • James Kelly, President - Polish National Credit Union
  • Mark Keroack, President & CEO - Baystate Health
  • Paul Lessard - 191 Chestnut Street Realty Trust
  • John Libera
  • Marion McGowan, President - Health New England
  • Vanessa Otero, Deputy Director - New England Farm Workers Council
  • Shawn Pace, Site Manager - Indian Orchard - Eastman Chemical/Solutia
  • Franklyn Reynolds, President & CEO - Berkshire Gas
  • Barry Roberts, Chair - Amherst BID
  • Christina Royal, President - Holyoke Community College
  • Steven M. Roberts, President - F.L. Roberts & Co., Inc.
  • Yves Salomon - Fernandez, President - Greenfield Community College
  • Seth Stratton, VP and General Counsel - MGM Springfield
  • Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor - UMASS - Amherst
  • Dr. Ramon Torrecilha, President - Westfield State University
  • William J. Wagner, President - Westfield Bank
  • David A. Parke, Esquire - EDC Counsel - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Rick Sullivan, President & CEO - Economic Development Council of Western MA