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.

MERC Advisory Board: FALL 2022

First NameLast NameTitleOrganization
CyndieAgaBusiness Systems AnalystMathworks
KathleenBartoliniBusiness Development Strategies
DavidBennettSr. Vice President for Community Banking / MERC Advisory Board ChairMiddlesex Savings Bank
GregBunnExecutive DirectorMassHire Metro South/West
KarenChapmanPresidentCorridor Nine Chamber of Commerce
ArthurChavesCOOCoan Heating & Cooling
JackCutoneMember, Board of Directors Quinsigamond Community College Foundation, Inc.Quinsigamond Community College
JamesEldridgeSenatorMassachusetts Senate
DanielleGregoireRepresentativeMass House of Representatives
Stephanie Hirshon Deputy Director MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
Kristina Johnson, AICP Director of Planning and Community DevelopmentTown of Hudson
DavidMagnaniAsst. Vice Chancellor, Corporate & Foundation Relations (retired)UMass Boston
PeterMatchakTown PlannerTown of Ashland
MichaelMcDermottDirectorMoody's Analytics
MarkMelnikDirector of Economic and Public Policy ResearchUMass Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst
JeffreyMorseVice President, Commercial Loan OfficerMain Street Bank
DavidMorticelliAVP/Branch AdministratorAvidia Bank
SusanNichollDistrict & Special Projects DirectorOffice of Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka
Jason PalitschExecutive DirectorThe 495/MetroWest Partnership
LeahParker-MoldoverExecutive DirectorMetroWest Nonprofit Network (MWNN)
ChrisRobbinsMemberSouthborough Economic Development Committee
SaasDirector Outreach and Communications l ResearchFederal Reserve Bank of Boston
ReyadShahExecutive DirectorDowntown Framingham, Inc.
LeciaShronceEHS AdministratorJ.F. White Contracting Co.
KarenSpilkaSenate PresidentMassachusetts Senate
Jo-AnneThompsonPresidentTommy's Taxi
Annemarie B.WalshCommunity Relations & Economic Development SpecialistEversource
BrandonWardExecutive DirectorLeadership MetroWest
KennethWissmanFinancial AdvisorMass State College Building Authority