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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors acts as our governing body and provides the structure behind Chamber initiatives, committees and councils as well as considers and implements policy and operational recommendations made by our Executive Committee.  Our Board of Directors represents a cross section of business interests as well as geographic areas in Middlesex County.


Maureen Westbrook, Connecticut Water Company
1st Vice Chairman
Kristen Roberts, Comcast Cable
2nd Vice Chairman
Tamera "TJ" Jackson, Firefly Ventures CT, LLC/Firefly Finds
Kelly Smith - NFP
Rick Morin - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski
Assistant Treasurer
Teresa Opalacz, Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski
Past Chairman
Thomas Byrne, Connecticut Rental Center

Timothy Arborio - Arborio Corporation

Diane Arnold - Essex Savings Bank

Anthony Assante - Egidio Assante Wealth Management LLC

Robert Bell - Destination Development Group

Mike Bennett - Bennett & Smilas Associates, Inc.

Rodney Bitgood - Cromwell Automotive LLC

Jeffrey Brewer - Pequot Commercial

Darlene Briggs - Cominfortainment, Inc.

Harry Burr - Brown & Brown of Ct. Inc d/b/a/McCutcheon Burr & Sons

Christopher Burt - Burt Realty LLC

Megan Bush - Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate

Thomas Byrne - Connecticut Rental Center

Phil Cacciola - American Legion Post #75, Inc.

Peter Callan - Saint Clements Castle & Marina & Lantern Energy

Jim Cama - Cama & Associates

Vincent Capece - Middlesex Health

Richard Carella - Updike, Kelly & Spellacy Middletown

Juliet Cavanaugh - Cavanaugh & Company, LLC

Judy Cecchini - McInerney's Flower Shop

Tom Clark - May, Bonee & Clark

Cynthia Clegg - Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Phil Cocchiola - The Oxford Academy

Todd Corey - American Eagle Financial Credit Union

William Corvo - William J. Corvo, Consultants, Inc.

Nancy Cueroni - National Marine Distributors Assoc. Inc

Nancy Currlin - William Raveis Real Estate

Tom Danyliw - Cromwell Children's Coalition

Trevor Davis - Trevor Davis Commercial Real Estate LLC

Dominick Demartino - DCF of Middletown, LLC

Don DeVivo - DATTCO, Inc.

Mary Dickerson - Town of Portland

Chris Dimou - Roto Frank of America, Inc.

Michael DiNello - Riverwind Inn B&B LLC

Michael DiPiro - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

Kevin Dodd - Valley Railroad Company - Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Catherine Egan - Bevin Bros Manufacturing Company

Andrea Fassler - Middlesex Chamber Ambassador Coordinator

Lori Fazio - R.J. Julia Booksellers Ltd.

Dante Fazzina - Salisbury Bank

Ellen Feldman Ornato - The Bolder Company

Daniel Finn - Finn Financial Solutions

Thomas Ford - Hajjar Management Company Middletown

Robert Fusari - Real Estate Service Of CT, Inc.

Santina Giuliano - Body Focus Therapeutic Massage & Ashiatsu

David Glidden - Liberty Bank

Steve Gorss - Incredible CVS

Kevin Harris - Edward Jones

Sean Hayes - Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

Jenn Hayn - Julia Balfour, LLC

William Howard - Howard McMillan & Tycz, LLC

Jen Huddleston - Indian Springs Golf Club

Lakisha Hyatt - Connecticut Valley Hospital

James Jackson - The Essex Group

Rod Jackson - Canon Solutions America

Faith Jackson - Middlesex County NAACP # 2018 / Middletown Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Management

Tamera Jackson - Firefly Ventures CT, LLC / Firefly Finds

Geoffrey Jacobson - Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, Inc.

Jason Jakubowski - Foodshare

Gary Jalbert - Lyman Orchards

Briana Jewczyn - The Hive Chester

Kimberly Kann - ConnectiCare, Inc.

Darlene Kish - HILB Group

Mary Ellen Klinck - Century 21-AllPoints Realty

Brian Kronenberger - Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc.

Paul LaMonica - Ion Bank

Kenneth Landy - Smith Brothers USA

Paul Lee - A&A Office Systems - A Ubeo Company

Sharon Lewis - AdviCoach

Jazz Lopez - Pratt & Whitney

Irene Makiaris - Makiaris Media Services

Larry Marino - CLM Realty LLC

Dean Markham - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties East Hampton

Paul Mayer - DATTCO, Inc.

Brandon McGoldrick - KeyBank

Lynn McPhelimy - Moving & More LLC

Lauren Middleton - Forest City Marketing

Brenda Mierzejewski - Mizzi Cosmetics, LLC

Steven Minkler - Middlesex Community College

Rick Morin - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

Sue Murphy - Liberty Bank Foundation

Timothy Myjak - BL Companies

Norman Needleman - Tower Laboratories Ltd.

Nancy Nesbitt - Nancy Nesbitt Consulting

Chu Ngo - Lan Chi's Vietnamese Restaurant

Teresa Opalacz - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

Richard Parmelee - CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC

Ann Pellegrini - Edward Jones

Derek Phelps - FuelCell Energy, Inc.

Paul Pizzo - LandmarkArchitects

Jay Polke - Campo Realty

Lynn Ricci - Hospital for Special Care

Kristen Roberts - Comcast Cable

Rick Roth - Roth Equities, LLC

Michele Rulnick - Middlesex YMCA

Anthony Salvatore - Town of Cromwell

Joe Santaniello - Charles IT

Sarah Shapiro - Shapiro Law Offices

Bob Shulman - Suburban Stationers, Inc.

Art Simonian - Mattabassett District

Kelly Smith - NFP

Jason Soucy - Travelers Championship

Pamela Steele - Pamela Roose Specialty Hand Knits

Dan Stegbauer - Covenant Living of Cromwell

Michael Stone - Stone Investment Properties

Danny Strong - Disaster Restoration Services (DRS)

Andrew Tanaka - Wesleyan University

Barbara Taylor-Hatje - Morgan Stanley

Ameilia Teape - ProShield Glass Tinting

Kelly Therrien - Therrien Law, LLC

Paul Truglio - Citizens Bank

Kelly Wade Bettuchi - A T & T Communications

Maureen Westbrook - Connecticut Water Company

Meri Wick - Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast

Keith Wiemert - Seasons Federal Credit Union

William Wrang - Webster Bank