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
  • Deborah Bitsoli, President - Mercy Medical Center & Affiliates
  • Jia Bo, Vice President - CRRC-MA
  • Daniel Butterfield, President - U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC
  • 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
  • Anthony Dos Santos, Esquire - Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin, P.C.
  • John Doleva, President - Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Harry Dumay, President - Elms College
  • Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President - Greenfield Community College
  • Herbie Flores, President & CEO - Partners for Community
  • 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 Hesslein, Station Manager - Western Mass News
  • James Hunt, VP for Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations - Eversource
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Seth Stratton, VP and General Counsel - MGM Springfield
  • Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor - UMASS - Amherst
  • William J. Wagner, President - Westfield Bank
  • Eric Weinstein, Lead Government Relations Advisor - MassMutual Financial
  • David A. Parke, Esquire - EDC Counsel - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Rick Sullivan, President & CEO - Economic Development Council of Western MA