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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.


Tom Byrne - Connecticut Rental Center
1st Vice Chairman
Tamera "TJ" Jackson - Firefly Ventures CT LLC/Firefly Finds
Kathlyn A. Talevi - Talevi Enterprises, Inc.
Rick Morin - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski
Past Chairman
Don DeVivo - DATTCO, Inc.

Timothy Arborio - Arborio Corporation

Brian Armet

Anthony Assante - Egidio Assante Wealth Management LLC

Jeff Austin - Allstate Insurance

Robert Bell - Destination Development Group

Mike Bennett - Bennett & Smilas Associates, Inc.

Rodney Bitgood - Cromwell Automotive LLC

Darlene Briggs - Cominfortainment, Inc.

Lou Brockett - A Second Chance CPR & First Aid Training LLC

Earl Brunk - Fedex Ground Middletown

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

Christopher Burt - Burt Realty LLC

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

Foster Charles - Charles IT

Gene Chiappetta - EJC Associates

Steve Ciskowski - Middletown Small Business Development Center

Herbert Clark - The Clark Group

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.

Marie Coughlin - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties Middletown

John Coughlin

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

Donald DeVivo - DATTCO, Inc.

Mary Dickerson - Town of Portland

Chris Dimou - Roto Frank of America, Inc.

Michael DiNello - Riverwind Inn B&B LLC

Chris DiPentima - Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

Michael DiPiro - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

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

Andrea Fassler - Ambassador Coordinator Middlesex Chamber

Lori Fazio - R.J. Julia Booksellers Ltd.

Dante Fazzina - KeyBank N.A. Hartford

Owen Flannery - Flannery Enterprises d/b/a Belltown Motors

Thomas Ford - Hajjar Management Company Middletown

Robert Fusari - Real Estate Service Of CT, Inc.

John Giammatteo - Photographs

Santina Giuliano - Body Focus Therapeutic Massage & Ashiatsu

David Glidden - Liberty Bank

Gary Gomola - Mahoney Sabol CPA's and Advisors

Steve Gorss - Incredible CVS

Eileen Hasson - The Computer Company, Inc.

Sean Hayes - Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

William Howard - Howard McMillan & Tycz LLC

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

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

Jason Jakubowski - Foodshare

Gary Jalbert - Lyman Orchards

Dan Jaskot - EMPOWER Leadership Sports and Adventure Center

Darlene Kish - EBenefits Group Northeast

Mary Ellen Klinck - Century 21-AllPoints Realty

Brian Kronenberger - Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc.

Meghann LaFountain - LaFountain Immigration Law, LLC

Paul LaMonica - Ion Bank

Rocco LaMonica - Eli Cannon's Tap Room

Kenneth Landy - Smith Brothers USA

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

James Martinelli - Rice, Davis, Daley & Krenz (RDDK)

Paul Mayer - DATTCO, Inc.

Lynn McPhelimy - Moving & More LLC

Lauren Middleton - Forest City Marketing

Lizz Milardo - TurnKey Financial Partners

Steven Minkler - Middlesex Community College

Rick Morin - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

Sue Murphy - Liberty Bank Foundation

Jeffry Muthersbaugh - Heritage Recruiting Group LLC

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 - BlumShapiro

Mary Ann Perrotti -  Liberty Bank

Derek Phelps - FuelCell Energy, Inc.

Franco Piscitelli - Barnum Financial Group

Paul Pizzo - LandmarkArchitects

Jay Polke - Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe, Inc

Rodney Powell - Eversource Company

Lynn Ricci - Hospital for Special Care

Justin Rice - BrightView Landscape Services

Kristen Roberts - Comcast Cable

Rick Roth - Roth Equities, LLC

Michele Rulnick - Middlesex YMCA

Anthony Salvatore - Town of Cromwell

Joe Santaniello - Charles IT

John Seagrave - Barron Financial Group, LLP

Sarah Shapiro - Shapiro Law Offices

Gregory Shook - Essex Savings Bank

Bob Shulman - Suburban Stationers, Inc.

Art Simonian - Mattabassett District

Kelly Smith - NFP

Jason Soucy - Travelers Championship

Pamela Steele - Pamela Roose Specialty Hand Knits

Michael Stone - Stone Investment Properties

Danny Strong - Disaster Restoration Services (DRS)

Josh Suzio - Bouvier Insurance West Hartford

Kathlyn Talevi - Talevi Enterprises Inc.

Andrew Tanaka - Wesleyan University

Barbara Taylor-Hatje - Morgan Stanley

Kelly Therrien - Farrell, Geenty, Sheeley, Boccalatte & Guarino, P.C.

David Tycz - Howard McMillan & Tycz LLC

Kelly Wade Bettuchi - A T & T Communications

Carol Wallace - Cooper-Atkins Corporation

Maureen Westbrook - Connecticut Water Company

Keith Wiemert - Seasons Federal Credit Union

Kevin Wilhelm - Middlesex United Way


William Wrang - Webster Bank