Advisory Board

An Advisory Board composed of local business people, legislators, community leaders and representatives from the various Chambers of Commerce, including graduated interns, meet once each semester to provide MERC with feedback and guidance on how best to accomplish its mission.

Name Position Business
Kathleen Bartolini Business Development Strategies
David Bennett Sr. Vice President for Community Banking Middlesex Savings Bank
Christopher Berglund Vice President, Commercial Lending MainStreet Bank
Karen Chapman President Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce
Arthur Chaves COO Coan, Inc.
Jack Cutone Member Board of Directors, Quinsigamond Community College Foundation, Inc. Quinsigamond Community College
James Eldridge Senator Massachusetts Senate
Peggy Gilligan Senior Financial Analyst Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Danielle Gregoire Representative Mass House of Representatives
Meredith Harris Executive Director Marlborough EDC
Stephanie Hirshon Executive Director MetroWest/495 Transportation Management Association
Paul Joseph President, CEO MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
Mary Ellen Kelley Chief Financial Officer City of Framingham
Thatcher Kezer, III Chief Operating Officer City of Framingham
Michael Kreppel Compliance Manager Lending Club
Helen Lemoine Executive Director Leadership MetroWest
David Magnani Asst. Vice Chancellor, Corporate & Foundation Relations (retired) UMass Boston
David McCay Attorney Mirick O'Connell
Michael McDermott Director Moody's Analytics
Susanne Morreale Leenber (RETIRED) President and CEO Marlborough Regional Chamber
David Morticelli AVP/Branch Administrator Avidia Bank
JoAnne O'Leary Community Relations and Economic Development Representative Eversource
Chris Robbins Member Southborough Economic Dev Comm.
Arthur Robert Dir, Economic & Community Development City of Framingham
Lecia Shronce EHS Administrator J.F. White Contracting Co.
Karen Spilka Senator Massachusetts Senate
Courtney Thraen Executive Director Downtown Framingham, Inc.
Jo-Anne Thompson President Tommy's Taxi
Kenneth Wissman Financial Adviser Mass State College Building Authority
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