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.



Jay Polke
Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe, Inc.

1st Vice Chairman
Don DeVivo
Kathlyn A. Talevi
Talevi Enterprises, Inc.

Steve Ciskowski

Past Chairman
Rick Morin
Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski

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

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.

Jim Cama - Cama & Associates

Vincent Capece - Middlesex Hospital

Richard Carella - Updike, Kelly & Spellacy


Juliet Cavanaugh - Cavanaugh & Company, LLC

Judy Cecchini - McInerney's Flower Shop

Foster Charles - Charles IT

Gene Chiappetta - EJC Associates

Herbert Clark - The Clark Group

Cynthia Clegg - Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Phil Cocchiola - The Oxford Academy

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 

Trevor Davis - Trevor Davis Commercial Real Estate LLC

Lisa DeMatteis Lepore - The Connection

Donald DeVivo - DATTCO, Inc.

Mary Dickerson - Town of Portland

Chris Dimou - Roto Frank of America, Inc.

Chris DiPentima - Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

Michael DiPiro - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

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

Paul Dodge - Middletown Small Business Development Center

Andrea Fassler - Middlesex Chamber Ambassador Program


Lori Fazio - R.J. Julia Booksellers

Dante Fazzina - KeyBank N.A. Hartford


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

Thomas Ford - Hajjar Management Company

Robert Fusari - Real Estate Service Of Ct, Inc.

Marc Gallagher - POW R PC

John Giammatteo - Photographs

Santina Giuliano - Body Focus Therapeutic Massage & Ashiatsu

Gary Gomola - Mahoney Sabol CPA's and Advisors


Steve Gorss - Incredible CVS

Eileen Hasson - The Computer Company

Sean Hayes - Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

Brian Hickey - CohnReznick

Chandler Howard - Liberty Bank 

William Howard - Howard McMillan & Tycz LLC

Faith Jackson - Middlesex County NAACP

Rod Jackson - Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Tamera Jackson - Jackson Chevrolet Company

Jim Jackson - The Essex Group

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

Jason Jakubowski - Foodshare

Dan Jaskot - EMPOWER Leadership Sports and Adventure Center


Rudy Johnson - grown

Darlene Kish - EBenefits Group Northeast


Pamela Klapproth - Covenant Village of Cromwell 

Mary Ellen Klinck - Century 21-AllPoints Realty

Brian Kronenberger - Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc.

Paul LaMonica - Ionbank

Robert Landino - Centerplan Companies

Kenneth Landy - Smith Brothers USA

Irene Makiaris - Makiaris Media Services


John Maloney - Cromwell Board of Education

Larry Marino - CLM Realty LLC

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

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

Lynn McPhelimy - Moving & More LLC

Lauren Middleton - Forest City Marketing

Lizz Milardo - TurnKey Financial Partners


Steven Minkler - Middlesex Community College

Sue Murphy - Liberty Bank Foundation

Jeffry Muthersbaugh - Heritage Recruiting Group, LLC

Timothy Myjak - BL Companies

Norman Needleman - Tower Laboratories Ltd.

Chu Ngo - Lan Chi's Vietnamese Restaurant

Teresa Opalacz - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

Philip Ouellette 

Mary Ann Perrotti - Liberty Bank

Derek Phelps - FuelCell Energy, Inc.

Paul Pizzo - LandmarkArchitects

Rodney Powell - Eversource Company

Lynn Ricci - Hospital for Special Care

Justin Rice - BrightView Landscape Services


Raquel Rivera - Pratt & Whitney

Kristen Roberts - Comcast Cable

Rick Roth - Roth Equities, LLC

Michele Rulnick - Middlesex YMCA

Anthony Salvatore - Town of Cromwell


John Seagrave - Barron Financial Group, LLP

Thomas Serra - Middletown Hall of Fame

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 

Barry Sullivan - A & A Office Systems


Josh Suzio - Bouvier Insurance

Andrew Tanaka - Wesleyan University

Barbara Taylor-Hatje - Morgan Stanley 

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

David Tycz - Howard McMillan & Tycz LLC

Gary Vallo - MiddleOak 

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


Beth Williams - Village at South Farms


William Wrang - Webster Bank

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