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.



Rick Morin
Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

1st Vice Chairman
Jay Polke
Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe, Inc.

Kathlyn A. Talevi
Talevi Enterprises, Inc.

Steve Ciskowski
Lyman Farm

Past Chairman
Greg Shook
Essex Savings Bank

Timothy Arborio - Arborio Corporation

Brian Armet

Anthony Assante - Egidio Assante Wealth Management LLC

Erica Augustine - Strike A Pose With Erica Hair & Spa Salon

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

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

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

Anthony Covino - Courtyard by Marriott 

Nancy Cueroni - National Marine Distributors Assoc. Inc

Tom Danyliw - Chicago Sam's Sports Bar & Grille

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

Dante Fazzina - KeyBank N.A. Hartford

Thomas Ford - Hajjar Management Company

Robert Fusari - Real Estate Service Of Ct, Inc.

Marc Gallagher - POW R PC

David Gallitto - RE/MAX Edge

John Giammatteo - Photographs

Santina Giuliano - Body Focus Therapeutic Massage & Ashiatsu

Gary Gomola - Mahoney Sabol CPA's and Advisors

Cindi Gondek - ACT Group (Advanced Copy Technologies Inc. Company)

Steve Gorss - Incredible CVS

Eileen Hasson - The Computer Company

Sean Hayes - Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

Brian Hickey - CohnReznick

Alyssa Horrall - Pratt & Whitney

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

Darlene Kish - EBenefits Group Northeast

Mary Ellen Klinck - Century 21-AllPoints Realty

Brian Kronenberger - Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc.

Paul LaMonica - Farmington Bank

Robert Landino - Centerplan Companies

Kenneth Landy - Smith Brothers USA

Lennie Leibenhaut - Centerpoint Connecticut

Keith Lindelow - Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Andrew Lord - Andrew W. Lord, LLC

Kenneth MacCormac - Value Concepts Company LLC

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)

Lynn McPhelimy - Moving & More LLC

Lauren Middleton - Forest City Marketing

Lizz Milardo - TurnKey Financial Partners

Daniel Miramant - Durham Agricultural Fair Association

Sue Murphy - Liberty Bank Foundation

Jeffry Muthersbaugh - Heritage Recruiting Group, LLC

Timothy Myjak - EnSafe, Inc.

Gary Nagler - Inn At Middletown

Norman Needleman - Tower Laboratories Ltd.

Chu Ngo - Lan Chi's Vietnamese Restaurant

Teresa Opalacz - Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

Philip Ouellette - Eli Cannon's Tap Room

Richard Parmelee - BlumShapiro

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

Kristen Roberts - Comcast Cable

Rick Roth - R&S East Hampton Village, LLC

Michele Rulnick - Middlesex YMCA

Anthony Salvatore - Town of Cromwell

Leonard Samela - Greenwald Industries

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 - KGS Insurance Services, LLC

Jason Soucy - Travelers Championship

Pamela Steele - Pamela Roose Specialty Hand Knits

Michael Stone - Stone Investment Properties 

Barry Sullivan - A & A Office Systems

Andrew Tanaka - Wesleyan University

Barbara Taylor-Hatje - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

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

Paul Truglio - Citizens Bank

David Tycz - Howard McMillan & Tycz LLC

Gary Vallo - MiddleOak 

Kelly Wade Bettuchi - A T & T Communications

Carol Wallace - Cooper-Atkins Corporation

Patrick Walsh - Insurance Provider Group

Maureen Westbrook - Connecticut Water Company

Keith Wiemert - Seasons Federal Credit Union

Kevin Wilhelm - Middlesex United Way


William Wrang - Webster Bank

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