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

  • Kevin B. Vann, President - Dufault, Vann & Carella (Chair)
  • Tricia Canavan, President - United Personnel (Vice Chair)
  • Steven Lowell, President - Monson Savings (Treasurer)
  • Katie Allan Zobel, President & CEO - Community Foundation of Western MA (Clerk)
  • George Arwady, Publisher & CEO - The Republican Newspaper
  • Robert Babcock, Marketing President - Western-Central MA - TD Bank
  • John Baran, Station Manager/Digital Director - WWLP
  • Hugh Barrett, Assistant to the Vice President of Government Affairs
  • Jia Bo, Vice president - CNR MA - CRRC -USA
  • Paul Bockelman, Town Manager - Town of Amherst
  • Robert Bolduc, President - Pride Stations & Stores
  • Connie Brawders, Director of Planning & Community Development - Town of East Longmeadow
  • Ronald Bryant, President - Baystate Noble Hospital
  • Daniel Butterfield, President - US Tsubaki
  • Jeffery Cady, General Manager - Chicopee Electric Light (CEL)
  • Carol Campbell, President - Chicopee Industrial Contractors, Inc.
  • Anthony S. Caprio, President - Western New England University
  • Peter Carmichael, Park President - Six Flags New England
  • Kristin Carlson, President - Peerless Precision, Inc.
  • Gene Cassidy, President - Eastern States Exposition
  • David Chase Sr., VP Member Business Services - Freedom Credit Union
  • Charles Christianson, President & CEO - CMD Technology Group
  • Dr. John Cook, President - STCC
  • Mary Beth Cooper, President - Springfield College
  • Ellen Cummings, Regional Director, Ext. Affairs - Central & Western MA - Verizon
  • Jeffery Daley, President - CJC Development Advisors, LLC
  • Charles D'Amour, President & COO - Big Y Foods, Inc.
  • Stephen A. Davis, President - Ventry Industries, LLC
  • Ron DeCurzio, CEO - Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co
  • Eric Defilipi, CFO - Cartamundi East Longmeadow, LLC
  • Francis D. Dibble, Esquire - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Kevin Dillon, Executive Director - Connecticut Airport Authority
  • Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President - Greenfield Community College
  • 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
  • Jody Gross, Interim President & CEO - Health New England
  • James Hagan, President & CEO - Westfield Savings Bank
  • Spiros Hatiras, President & CEO - Holyoke Medical Center
  • John Heaps, President & CEO - Florence Bank
  • Jaimye Hebert, Team Leader WMass Commercial Banking - Peoples United Bank
  • John Hesslein, Station Manager - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM
  • James Hickson, SVP Commercial Regional President - Berkshire Bank
  • Brian Houle, Owner - Spherion Staffing
  • Daniel Howard, General Manager - Westfield Gas & Electric
  • James Hunt, VP for Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations - Eversource
  • Michael Kane, Director of Government Affairs - Columbia Gas
  • James Kelly, President - Polish National Credit Union
  • Timothy Kennedy, President - MassLive
  • Mark Keroack, President & CEO - Baystate Health
  • Honorable Richard Kos, Mayor - City of Chicopee
  • Honorable Nicole LaChapelle, Mayor - City of Easthampton
  • 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
  • Ben Markens, Principal - The Markens Group, Inc.
  • Honorable William Martin, Mayor - City of Greenfield
  • John Maybury, President - Maybury Material Handling
  • Kathleen McCartney, President - Smith College
  • Hubert McGovern, President & CEO - OMG, Inc.
  • Steven Mitus, Executive V.P. & CFO - Balise Motor Sales
  • Honorable Alex B. Morse, Mayor - City of Holyoke
  • Honorable David Narkewicz, Mayor - City of Northampton
  • Keith Nesbitt, VP Commercial Banking Team Leader - Community Bank
  • Vanessa Otero, Deputy Director - New England Farm Workers Council
  • Shawn Pace, Site Manager, Indian Orchard - Eastman Chemical/Solutia
  • Joseph Peters, President - Universal Plastics Corp.
  • Paul C. Picknelly, President - Monarch Enterprises
  • Peter A. Picknelly, Jr., President - Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc.
  • Craig Reed, CFO - All States Materials Group
  • Honorable William Reichelt, Mayor - Town of West Springfield
  • Franklyn Reynolds, President & CEO - Berkshire Bas
  • Barry Roberts, Chair - Amherst BID
  • Steven M. Roberts
  • Joseph Rossignoli, Director of Business Development - National Grid
  • Dr. Christina Royal, President - HCC
  • Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President - Greenfield Community College
  • Honorable William Sapelli, Mayor - Town of Agawam
  • Jeffery Sarat, General Sales Manger - Sarat Ford
  • Honorable Domenic Sarno, Mayor - City of Springfield
  • Paul Scully, President - Country Bank
  • Thomas Senecal, President & CEO - Peoples Bank
  • Matthew S. Sosik, President - Easthampton Savings Bank
  • Seth Stratton, VP and General Counsel - MGM Springfield
  • Sonya Stephens, 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 - Westfield Bank
  • David A. Parke, Esquire, EDC Counsel - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
  • Rick Sullivan, President & CEO - Economic Development Council of Western MA