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
Cyndie Aga Business Systems Analyst Mathworks
Kathleen Bartolini Business Development Strategies
David Bennett Sr. Vice President for Community Banking Middlesex Savings Bank
Christopher Berglund Vice President, Commercial Lending MainStreet Bank
Greg Bunn Executive Director MassHire Metro South/West
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
Jim Giammarinaro President, CEO MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
Peggy Gilligan Senior Financial Analyst Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Danielle Gregoire Representative Mass House of Representatives
Stephanie Hirshon Executive Director MetroWest/495 Transportation Management Association
Mary Ellen Kelley Chief Financial Officer City of Framingham
Thatcher Kezer, III Chief Financial Officer City of Framingham
Sean Lauziere Community Relations & Economic Development Specialist Eversource
Helen Lemoine Executive Director Leadership MetroWest
David Magnani Asst. Vice Chancellor, Corporate & Foundation Relations (retired) UMass Boston
Michael McDermott Director Moody's Analytics
David Morticelli AVP/Branch Administrator Avidia Bank
Susan Nicholl Direct Liason, Office of MA Senate President Karen E. Spilka Masschusetts State House
Chris Robbins Member Southborough Economic Dev Comm.
Lecia Shronce EHS Administrator J.F. White Contracting Co.
Karen Spilka Senator Massachusetts Senate
Jo-Anne Thompson President Tommy's Taxi
Kenneth Wissman Financial Adviser Mass State College Building Authority
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